Friday, May 17, 2013

DIY Slate Marriage Plaque

Scripture to Live By:
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17
Let thy fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.  Proverbs 5:18

Craft Post:  Our granddaughter got married this past weekend and I made her a plaque with her name and wedding date on it.

I love to make plaques using the slate a friend gave me from his slate roof that he had replaced. Slate can be expensive if you have to buy it.   There is so much you can do on slate.  

Two holes were drilled in the top of the slate so the plaque could be hung.  In order for the plaque to hang properly measuring and marking where you want the holes is important.

I washed the slate with water and a brush.

Next we spray painted it black.

Then I got out my supplies out to  paint their name on it and their wedding date.

I stenciled thier name on a sheet of paper and then I printed off their wedding date from my computer in the font I wanted to use, then I transferred them both to the slate using some white  transfer paper.  

Next I used a white paint pen to go over the date, and painted their name on using a brush.

Next, I traced the strawberries and leaves on the slate.

I painted them berries and leaves,

and then measured the leather shoe lace to the size I need

I tied knots in each end to secure the leather shoe lace in place to hold the picture.  

Then I sprayed two coats of Plaid clear acrylic sealer, matte finish, on it.  

I hope they like it. So, if you may be looking for an idea for a wedding gift 
why not consider making a name plaque.  

God is so good to give us the gift of marriage.  I have been married to my sweetheart for 49 years and my love for him grows every day.  I am so thankful for this man God gave to me.  I am so happy for my granddaughter as she enters in to this most sacred union.


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  1. like this idea, I have a church friend getting married this summer and this would be great.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I hope you will try it. I think it is a nice gift for newly weds. Blessings to you.

  2. Thank you! I like very much this idea. I have upcoming wedding party, it's in September tho but plenty time to get ready and make it. This is something new to me! :)

    1. Thank you for your comment and for viewing my post.I hope you will try it. Blessings

  3. Hi Jo-Ann,
    First, best wishes for your daughter's wedding, and I'm sure they will treasure this gift. I have a question. Where do you buy the white transfer paper?

  4. Thank you for viewing my post. I bought my transfer paper years ago and I don't remember where I got it but I would think Hobby Lobby would carry it, or any craft store. Hope you can find it. It sure makes it nice to transfer onto slate that is black. Blessings

  5. Great tutorial. I love your slate name plaque ~ it would make a lovely gift for any couple, for sure.

    1. Thank you Lori, for your encouraging comment.I so appreciate it. Hugs

  6. What a fabulous idea, I love this and such a very thoughtful gift. Thanks for the turorial and thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thank you Marty. I am glad you like the plaque. I am glad I could share it at your party. Thank you for having your party so we can link up and enjoy what others are making as well. Blessings to you. Have a great week.

  7. I have never seen something like this and I am absolutely loving it. So fun and unique. I just love it!

  8. I am so glad you like this. Most of the people I have made it for have really liked it. Thank you for your encouraging comment. Have a great week Brittany.

  9. What a sweet gift to make and give to your granddaughter. I bet she loved it! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

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  11. Thank you for this tutorial! I am doing this craft with my teen youth group girls and tomorrow night and this was so helpful!! Sarah

  12. So glad it was helpful to you. Hope your craft with the teen youth group turns out just great. Blessings.



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