Friday, March 8, 2013

Black and Bright Wedding: "Here Comes Your Bride" Sign Tutorial

I love the "Black and Bright" wedding theme my brother and his fiance picked for their wedding. So in addition to loving the people getting married, I was so excited to be asked to craft for their upcoming nuptials because now I get to play with fun materials! In asking about the style she was looking for, the bride said she wasn't picky but she wanted it bright and sparkly - which I can definitely deliver on, especially with the David Tutera Bridal products at my disposal!


  • Wood board (mine is 12" x 12") find it in the wood craft section 
  • Acrylic paint (black and white)
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Fine point detail paintbrush
  • Printer and paper
  • Chalk
  • Ballpoint pen
  • David Tutera Adhesive Rhinestone Trim(2 packages)
  • David Tutera Floral Picks (2 packages)
  • Silk flowers (I used gerbera daisies in fuchsia, orange and lime)
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Satin ribbon  (1.5" wide)
  • Thumb tacks


Step 1: Paint the Board

Paint the top and edges of your board black. Allow to dry before painting the back.

Step 2: Lettering

While you are waiting for your board to dry, set up your text in a font or fonts you like using your computer. When you're ready, print it out. You may need to print onto two pieces of paper to get text the proper size for your space. Trim the pages close to the text like so:

Check your layout of your board. I cut the rhinestone trim sticker sheet into strips so I could line them up with the flowers and text to make sure everything fit.

To transfer the letters to the board, lightly rub the long side of a piece of chalk on the back of the paper. Shake it off to remove any chunks and excess chalk dust.

Place the lettering on the board, chalk side down, and tape the top edge to keep it in place. Using a ball point pen, trace the outline of your letters using medium pressure. This will transfer a chalk outline of your letters onto your board in preparation for painting.

Check your work to make sure the letters have completely transferred before removing the paper.

Once all of your letters are transferred, use your fine point paint brush and white paint to fill in the outlines. Go slowly and take your time. Once all the letters are painted, set it aside to dry.

Step 3: Bling!

Pull three large daisies from their stems. I used pink, orange and lime colored daisies to coordinate with the wedding colors.

Use your wire cutters to snip the heads off of the floral picks leaving about a 1/4" tail.

Use hot glue to adhere groups of three to the center of the flowers. Set aside until glue is completely set.

Gently peel the rhinestone trim from the backing and adhere around the border of the sign.

Once the border is fully installed, use hot glue to glue the flowers to the corner of the board. Set aside to allow to fully set.

Step 4: Ribbon Handle

Cut a 15" length of ribbon. Fold the bottom edge up to hide the raw end. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon to the board. For extra reinforcement, push 3 thumbtacks through the ribbon on each side of the handle.

That's it! 

Use your sign to have a ring bearer or flower girl announce the bride's arrival in style.

I hope you enjoyed my project. A big thanks to Darice, the makers of David Tutera Bridal, for making such great blingy accents - as they really make the piece. If you are in search of wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Darice and David Tutera online here:
Darice on Facebook | @DavidTutera on Twitter | @Darice_Crafts on Twitter | David Tutera DIY Wedding on Pinterest

Coordinating Projects

These are coordinating projects created for the same event:

Do you like this post? Consider subscribing to our weekly newsletter!

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with Darice and The Blueprint Social.  Original project is my own creation. All photos, instructions, opinions and love of bright, sparkly things are my own. See my complete review policy here.


  1. I love this ~ so unique! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love it Carissa! I particularly love the bright flowers against the black. SO pretty!

  3. You are Brilliant! Love it! I would have never thought of the chalk idea.

  4. This is so adorable! Great idea! And thanks for the tip about using chalk.

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  5. Such a cute sign and that's a brilliant transferring method ... I pinned that!

  6. Gorgeous! Love the bright colored gerber daisies!

  7. I have been looking all over Pinterest for a way to transfer onto dark wood. This is a life saver! I love it!!!

    Can you tell me what fonts you used, please?

    1. Glad to help! The "Uncle Chris" font is Sketch Serif. I'm not sure what the other font is. My harddrive crashed since creating this project so I no longer have the files. Sorry.

  8. This is so good! I have a question, what kind of paper that we can used to create the pattern? Thank you. :)

    1. I just printed it onto normal paper. Then follow the instructions in the tutorial for transferring the design to the board.


I love comments! I may not be able to respond to each one but I promise I read them all.

Please note that posts more than 10 days old have comment modification turned on so if you don't see your comment right away don't panic! It's probably waiting to be approved.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to My posts may contain affiliate links to products on Amazon. Thank you for supporting Creative Green Living.
Carissa's Creativity Space ( became Creative Green Living in February 2013. As such the watermarks on many of our old posts may reflect the previous site name.