If you haven't noticed, I love making painted signs :) And these ones with only 2 colors are SO EASY!
I have had this idea of writing my wedding date in roman numerals, and hanging it next to other wedding related pictures I have on the wall...
I love the way it turned out!
I used the same method here as I did on my washroom sign. Head over to that post for a more detailed tutorial.
Remember - You do NOT need a Silhouette to do this project!!
I have made many handpainted signs without using my Silhouette. Here is one example.
I did go ahead and create a stencil with vinyl for this sign - and it took me about 20 minutes total to finish the project.
I made a quick reference chart of all the roman numerals you would need to make a sign with a date.
If I had been married in the 1900's I definitely would have considered going with the year only. But being married in the 2003 - MMIII is just to boring to have all by itself :)
For example: 1982 (the year my parents were married) is a womping: MCMLXXXII
That would look cool all by itself, without the month and day!
I am not going to explain how to read that roman numeral in this post, but it is not hard. I am sure a quick google search could explain it to you. Otherwise, feel free to just use my easy chart:)
I'll do one more example for you, the year I was born, 1983:
Start with the 1000 (Roman Numeral = M), next comes 900 (Roman Numeral = CM), next comes 80 (Roman Numeral = LXXX), last comes 3 (Roman Numeral = III)...all put together 1983 is MCMLXXXIII.
Pretty simple, but let me know if you have any questions!
I think this would make a KILLER wedding gift! Not to mention a fun birthday or anniversary gift. I just love mine!