If you’ve been to the blog before, you probably already know that I like event planning and hospitality organizing. We did the Let It Snow Donut Christmas Party (Part 3) a couple of years ago for the charity league my daughters and I are a part of, and now we are at it again!! This year’s spring theme will be “Under The Stars,” and I just wanted to share some of the goodies we are working on. The good news – you can use these ideas for your own future celebrations like graduations, weddings, and confirmations or just use as accent decor in your own home. So, let’s get to it. DIY Wreath Signs Using Cake Boards: Boho Farmhouse Style.
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DIY Wreath Signs Using Cake Boards:
Boho Farmhouse Style
First Things First:
A little background for this organization/event. We have 6 grades of mothers and daughters (7th – 12th grade) who will be participating in this event.
So, that means we will need 6 signs for the Sign In Table for our mothers, and an additional 6 signs for the daughters. *These are the 6 signs for the mothers.*
The 10th grade class (the girls) chose the theme and colors – “Under the Stars,” and navy as the main color.
Then the girls chose some pictures from pinterest to let the co-chairs and all committees know what kind of “look” they are going for. Which just happens to be boho farmhouse – so yes – I’m totally ALL in!!
We, as the decorations committee are following and coming up with ideas to stay within the guidelines of the girls’ wishes.
Even though I have have designed these for the girls’ event, you can use this wreath sign tutorial as a template or inspiration for your own upcoming celebration.
These would be perfect for graduations, confirmations, anniversaries, weddings, teacher appreciation luncheons, birthday bashes, sports banquets, and more.
- You could attach photos, invitations, menus, confirmation verses, wedding scriptures, etc.
Here are some possible wedding sign ideas:
- Cards & Gifts
- Please Sign our Guest Book
- Welcome to Our Wedding
- Drinks Menu: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Non-Alcoholic
- In Loving Memory
- Please Choose a seat not a side, You’re loved by both the Groom & Bride
- You can also use these for wall hangings in your home, put photos of your kids in them, hang them on powder bath doors, or even use as accents for bookshelves.
Just be creative, and make it your own personal message!
So, who’s ready to learn how to make these adorable little wreath signs?
DIY Wreath Signs Using Cake Boards:
Boho Farmhouse Style
Here are the supplies I used to make these white metal wreath signs. The supplies list is for 6 wreath signs, but just tweak the supplies as needed.
- 6 white distressed metal wreaths – Hobby Lobby (11 3/4″) use 40% coupon
- 1 (10″ white cake boards) – 12 pack Michael’s (also called cake circles)
- 6 pieces of navy polka dot scrapbook paper – Hobby Lobby (for signs)
- striped paper : 1 roll blue ticking wrapping paper – TJ Maxx me (Zazzle link OR 2 pieces navy striped scrapbook paper – Hobby Lobby (for numbers)
- 1 brown paper bag – (for 0’s)
- 2″ stencils – Amazon
- pen or pencil
- double sided tape and/or glue dots
- small phillips screwdriver
- jute string (or green floral wire)
- black plate stand – 6 pack
- Wood cutouts instead of cake boards: 9″ wooden craft circle – 3 pack
- Faux Wood scrapbook paper instead of navy: shiplap here or whitewash here
Here are a couple pictures of the supplies that I used – just so you have an idea of what they look like.
White distressed metal wreaths and cardboard cake boards.
Blue ticking wrapping paper (what I used) or blue striped scrapbook paper (alternative option).
I used the alternative option for the sign in area (end of post pictures) – these will go under the clipboard.
4 Step DIY Wreath Sign Tutorial
STEP 1: Trace, Cut, & Attach Scrapbook Paper To Cake Boards
Take the scrapbook paper you will be using for the wreath signs and flip over to the back side. Now, also do this with the cake board.
By flipping both of these over, you decrease the chances of accidentally marking on it while tracing – trust me 😉
Now trace and cut your circle out, and then attach it to the cake board with double sided tape (or glue dots).
TIP: CUT slightly larger than your trace mark – just to make sure your paper covers the board completely.
TIP: Double check the placement of the pattern on your scrapbook paper (if using something other than the dots). To check, just place the cake board on the top (right side up) of your paper, to get an idea.
STEP 2: Mark, Punch Hole, & Attach Cake Board to Wreath
Now that you have gotten your paper attached to your cake board, it’s time to attach it your wreath.
For this part, place your wreath onto your cake board, and make sure there is a little board (rim) around the entire wreath edge.
Now, mark the precut hole in the wreath with a pen. And then use a small screwdriver to gently poke a hole through the cake board.
Now it’s time to attach your cake board to your wreath. I used jute string (20″L) to attach mine because that is the look of our event theme.
Take one end of your jute string and poke it through the hole of your wreath first, and then poke/pull it through the hole in your cake board (good side of scrapbook paper showing).
Then pull both ends together and tie a bow – to the size of your choosing.
TIP: The jute does unravel sometimes, so you might have to make the hole a little larger in the cake board. Or you can dampen the end of your jute string with water to keep it from fraying.
TIP: You can use floral wire (if you don’t want to see a jute string), or use a small ribbon( if you want to tie a bow for decoration.)
STEP 3: Trace, Cut, & Attach Numbers to Cake Boards
TIP: Before you begin this step, I highly recommend that you put your wreath into your plate stand so you can kind of see how much space you are working with.
I know most of you are probably tweaking this part (using your own idea), so it is very important to kind of visualize the “spacing” inside of the wreath.
For my numbers, I just drew them by hand (2″H), cut them out, and then traced them onto my striped paper (for the numbers) and brown paper bags (for the 0’s).
You can use 2″ stencils to make it easier, if you want.
I traced my numbers onto the good side of the striped paper this time, so that all my “stripes” would line up. Since I have a ton of 2’s for all of the grades, I just wanted them to look uniform.
And then the brown paper bags for the 0’s. I did a different color on the zeroes, so that each grade would be easier to recognize at first glance.
Add glue dots (or double sided tape) to the back side of the numbers and attach them to the cake boards.
The glue dots are easier to use because you can just press the numbers onto the sheet itself. But double sided tape – torn very small – works well also.
Now, you can LOOSELY attach the numbers to your cake board – just don’t press firmly down yet.
Place all of the numbers onto the cake board, and check out your spacing. You might have to move them around a little.
If you do, just pull them up very GENTLY so that you don’t tear your scrapbook paper (on the sign).
Once you have the numbers where you want them, take the wreath off of the stand and press the numbers firmly onto the cake board.
STEP 4: Put All of the Wreaths onto Your Plate Stands
And YOU ARE DONE!!
Here is a trial setup of our signs – what the event sign-in table area will look like.
Here is a closeup picture.
I used the striped scrapbook paper as an accent border to the brown lunch bags (which are acting as clipboards at the moment – ha)!
And then I finished off the sign-in area with these cute little blue denim bows (which will be attached to the clipboard metal clips) to complete the look.
I can’t wait to show you these wreath signs at our actual event!!
TAKE CARE EVERYONE!!!
Love & Hugs 🙂
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