How to make a rustic wedding window sign menu for your wedding reception.
Keeping within the rustic theme of our wedding, I wanted to use an old window to use for the menu for our reception. Old windows are so charming, and this seemed to be a unique way to display the menu.
I found an old window at a flea market for cheap and brought it home and cleaned it up. Here’s the quick tutorial. This was incredibly easy and fun to make.
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DIY Difficulty Level | Easy
Materials For Making A Wedding Window Menu
- Old window with 6 panes
- Glass cleaner- Glass Plus or Windex
- Paper towels
- Sharpie Oil marker in White, Medium Point & Fine Point
- Glass scraper
Wedding Window Menu Tutorial Steps
Step 1 | Prep The Window SIGN
Clean the window. Wash it with soap and water if it’s really dirty, then go over it with a glass cleaner.
Step 2 | Planning The Sign Layout
You are limited by the space within the pane, so you’ll need to plan out which sections of the menu will fit onto each pane. The easiest way to do this is to cut out pieces of paper that are the same size as the windowpanes. Then start writing on the paper to see what size your handwriting needs to be.
Final Step | Write The Window Menu Items
Once you have your spacing figured out, you can start writing on the window. Use the Sharpie Oil markers to do your lettering. If you make a mistake, use either your fingernail or a window paint scraper and glass cleaner if necessary. The sooner you fix a mistake, the easier it will be.
You may want to go back and trace back over the letters if the paint looks a little too transparent.
That’s it! So easy.