Italian Eat Drink and Be Merry Sign

title Italian eat drink and be merry sign

Wedding season is officially upon us! How fun it must be to plan a wedding in the age of Pinterest! The past several weddings I have been to have been less formal side. They have also been REALLY fun and beautiful. If I were to plan my wedding again I would plan a less formal affair outside with a rustic vintage vibe. This Italian eat drink and be merry sign would be close to the where the food and drinks were and I’d hang it by my outdoor entertaining area when we purchased our first house. Here’s how you can live my dream…

italian eat drink and be merry sign supplies


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reclaimed picket fence board

In the ideal world you would find a gorgeous piece of old fencing like this to create your sign. If you can’t find one simply purchase a piece of fencing, roughly paint it with white paint, and leave it outside to weather as long as possible. If you don’t have a lot of time for weathering simply sand the paint off in the places where you want it to look weathered.

Creating cursive lettering in Cricut Design Space

Planning a wedding would be the perfect opportunity to get that craft cutter you want. My Cricut Explore cuts so beautifully all of you could whip out all of your wedding décor in no time and it would all look flawless. In the Cricut Design Space™ I typed mangiare bere e divertirsi {eat drink and be merry} in Cursif font, selected it all, attached, and welded all the letters together to connect all the letters together.

Italian Eat Drink and Be Merry Sign layout

After cutting all the words apart, I laid them out on the fence board.

eat drink and be merry sign

and applied the black outdoor vinyl to the board.

eat drink and be merry in italian

That was it! This Italian Eat Drink and Be Merry sign couldn’t be easier to make! If you wanted to have a bunch of signs for your wedding you could whip them out in no time! Wouldn’t it be fun to gather a group of girlfriends and make all of these beautiful rustic signs for your wedding!?! Don’t forget to invite me!

italian wedding sign

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Reclaimed Wood Wall Art

I love making unique {& cheap} art pieces for my house, especially ones with reclaimed wood. A few months ago a stack of amazing crusty old fence boards found their way onto my front porch. It was like Christmas!!! All on their own they had the most fabulous color and personality so I decided to keep it simple and just add a little pop of pattern. My Reclaimed Wood Wall Art gets so many compliments and it’s crazy easy to make. Like anyone can make this themselves….for reals!

Reclaimed Wood Wall Art {Dolen Diaries for My Craftily Ever After}


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Reclaimed Wood Wall Art {Dolen Diaries for My Craftily Ever After} I found this phone cover stencil {Phone Vinyl 08} in the Cricut Design Space™ and loved the pattern but it was much too small. So I enlarged it to match the width of my board. I know not everyone has a Cricut (although if you love to make stuff you should because now there is a totally reasonably priced option as in $199.00 for a Cricut Explore One™  plus if you use the code MAYSHIP you’ll get free shipping on all Cricut orders if placed before the end of May 2015) to make their own custom stencil but you could easily make a pattern with painters tape. In fact, black & white stripes would be quite striking!

Reclaimed Wood Wall Art {Dolen Diaries for My Craftily Ever After} I cut the stencil out of thick cardstock and was ready to paint! I varied the amount of white acrylic paint loaded on my stencil brush to give the design a more distressed look throughout.

Reclaimed Wood Wall Art {Dolen Diaries for My Craftily Ever After} Don’t you just love the pattern of the stencil combined with character of the distressed wood!?!

Reclaimed Wood Wall Art {Dolen Diaries for My Craftily Ever After} When we moved into our new fixer upper, one of the things I adored about it was all of the natural light but the french door needed a little something. My Reclaimed Wood Wall Art was the perfect piece to add a little pop of me above the door without losing any of the natural light I’m so crazy about! Reclaimed Wood Wall Art {Dolen Diaries for My Craftily Ever After}

Where will you hang your Reclaimed Wood Wall Art?