My cousin is getting married soon, and they are having a country/rustic themed wedding. I have worked with him off and on at the farm over the years. He even helped me take down Remo’s Barn. I’ve seen those cute cursive wood signs on etsy and I thought it would be fun to cut out a set of super chunky Mr & Mrs for him and his fiance. I’m sure she’ll like them more than he will 🙂 However the wood is from Remo’s Barn, so it does have a little sentimental value.
The barn wood that I used was 6″ wide and 2″ thick. I wanted the font to be as chunky as possible, so it wouldn’t get drowned out by the depth. I found the font ‘Sarina’, it is pretty chunky for a script font.
Here is my pattern if you want to use it. Mr, and, mrs – make sure your print settings are on 100%, not fit to page.
To make it a little thicker, I cut it out a little beyond the font outline. Then traced the letters on a piece of barn wood. One note: I did trim the beginning part of the M to make it straight with the bottom of the other letters. Make sure to remove any metal or foreign objects before cutting.
I used a band saw to cut out the letters, a scroll saw would work fine too. A jig saw is best for thinner material, since the blade deflects a lot. After cutting the letters, I sanded the edges a little where it was necessary. Then I rinsed off the wood and lightly scrubbed it with a bristle brush. It’s interesting to see the change in color, guess it was dirty 🙂
These chunky rustic Mr and Mrs blocks are perfect for a country wedding. I think they’ll look cute up on a shelf after the wedding too.
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very cute idea! we were lucky enough to dismantle a 20×80′ grain shed and have tons of true dimension wood. it’s come in handy while remodeling our home. as we open walls and discover they’ve been built with true 2x4s and 2x6s, it makes the plumbing of the new walls so much easier!
That is awesome, I bet you’ll do lots of fun projects with that wood!
Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life says
These look so cute, would be great for a wedding! Great work!
Isobel Morrell (@Coldhamcalling) says
Am always happy to read about folks working with wood. Just wouldn’t be safe with a saw – whatever the size or potential use!! Am sure the bride and groom will love this idea.
I miss that old barn! I want a piece of it in my home too
Lou Lou Girls says
Oh my…so cute! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Lou Lou Girls
I love these! I am getting ready to make a gallery wall of sorts and I think these would be great for that as well! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange!
I love this idea and how you provided your format. Is there away you can match the same format with adding your last name to this idea? I would love to use the same format to cut out our last name for this idea. Any ideas or information on the font and format?
Hi Jordan, I used the font Sarina http://www.1001freefonts.com/sarina.font in about 500 pt. When I cut out the letters to trace onto the wood, I cut about 1/8″ outside of the font lines to make it a little more chunky.
Thank you! One other question, how did you get the Mr and Mrs to fit on the same page? I am using 500 pt but I can’t get them to fit on the same page so each letter connects properly.