Our next DIY project was sent by Erin, who created this Just Married sign to decorate their getaway car. So many fun projects to share today, check back later for more!

DIY Just Married Sign Car

What you’ll need:

– The Just Married Template. Erin graciously shares the template which can be downloaded here.
– 11×17 printer paper in the color of your choice
– A printer
– A thin piece of cardboard or illustration board
– Spray mount
– Cutting tool (scissors, a box cuter or a paper cutter)
– Ribbon
– Suction Cups
– Glue Gun
– Super Glue
– A hole-punch
– Decorations (Fake flowers, shells, buttons, feathers, lace etc.)
– Black and white ribbon (http://www.timelytresses.com)
– Vintage millinery anemones (http://stores.ebay.com/Vintage-Millinery-Flowers-Shoppe)
– Vintage pom-pom millinery (can be found on eBay or Etsy)

DIY Just Married Sign Car


Step 1: Print out your template onto a piece of paper. You can print on any color paper to customize it a bit.

Step 2: Glue your paper to a piece of scrap cardboard with spray mount.

Step 3: Trim out your sign. I used a t-square & box cutter, but you can use scissors or a paper cutter if that works better for you.

Step 4: Using a hole-punch cut two holes in the top of your sign where you can add ribbon. I pulled my ribbon thru, tied it in knots and glued it. Then I just added a suction cup to the top of the ribbon and glued a flower on top of it. Most suction cups come with a hook so you can hook your ribbon on. This will give your sign the appearance of hanging from a ribbon when you attach it to your back window.

Step 5: Add ribbon & vintage millinery flowers using a hot glue gun. This is where you can get creative and throw in colors you are using for your wedding. Instead of flowers you could use shells, lace, feathers, buttons or just about anything else that will stick and won’t be too heavy.

Step 6: Glue your suction cups to the back of your sign. I like to use super glue gel to put them on. Once the super glue has dried I reinforce them by going around the base of the suction cup with the glue gun.

Step 7: Attach your sign to the back of your car window or the back of your car. The suctions cups will hold to either surface.


There’s still time to send over your DIY project! Simply email me 4-5 photos of your how to’s and finished project (600pixels wide), instructions and a list of materials to amanda @ruffledblog.com no later than Thursday, March 25. The contest is not just open for brides – everyone is welcome to participate. Oh, and did I mention that the first place winner will receive $500 and second place a $100 gift certificate to Wendy Mink? This is huge!


Comments (28):

  • Mark Andrew on May 14, 2013

    Thanks for this post. I forwarded it on to a bride for a June 22 wedding and she's making this for the 50's Ford truck they are using for her farm wedding up in Maine!
  • Lauren Willoughby on August 11, 2011

    This is absolutely amazing!! My sister is having me make one for her wedding this September. She and I both love this template, it is absolutely perfect. Great job! She also wants me to make a sign that says "here comes the bride," would you mind telling me what font you used for the sign?? Thank you!!
  • sarah on August 11, 2010

    Hi Alyce, Erin's blog is http://shoulderpad.blogspot.com/, if you go there I believe you can leave a comment for her about sending her a picture. Glad the site could help you with wedding planning!
  • Alyce on August 8, 2010

    We used the free template that Erin shared and the sign turned out so beautifully for our son's wedding... We had so much fun working on it. I'm not a "facebook person" as I don't feel comfortable using that site, but would like to know how I could send a picture of our sign to Erin so she could see how she inspired us! We followed her directions, got the suction cups, ribbon, flowers et al. We actually wound up using the same colours all through the decorations. Thanks for a great website! From Mother of the Groom!
  • Amanda on June 24, 2010

    Hi Alicia, I believe it's called "Feel" HTH!
  • Alicia on June 24, 2010

    I love that font! what is the name of it?
  • astridgrover on May 24, 2010

    suction cups!!! a great idea..now i know how to avoid the sign flapping around when you drive off...thanks for sharing!
  • Amy on May 12, 2010

    Where did you get the fake flowers?? They are so beautiful and just what I am looking for. .
  • Juliet on April 6, 2010

    Looks absolutely beautiful!
  • Katalina Vanisi on April 5, 2010

    Now I wish I were getting married just so I can use your sign....LOL! You're so creative....love it!
  • Vika Naa on April 5, 2010

    Love it...can you make mines? LOLz...this is cute & simple, nothing extravagant, no big flashing lights just simplicity.
  • Gwendolyn on April 3, 2010

    This is beautiful! And I love all the other ideas you have (feathers, shells, etc.)--the possibilities are endless :)
  • deborah on April 2, 2010

    A terrific idea to adorn the newlyweds car. Love it!!
  • Marsha Stevens on April 2, 2010

    Perfect for a wedding day!
  • Emily on April 2, 2010

    Love it very cute.
  • Terry on April 2, 2010

    loved it......looked very classy
  • Ana on April 2, 2010

    This is soooo cute....absolutely love it!
  • Rachelle on April 2, 2010

    This is really beautiful and such an easy way to make a really classy sign! Congrats!
  • Karen on April 2, 2010

    Love it!!!
  • Rebecca Gregory from Temple Gregory on March 25, 2010

    This is such a lovely idea. I have just forwarded on to one of brides - think she will love it for her wedding :)
  • Erin on March 24, 2010

    YAY! Thanks everyone :) I'm super excited to be a part of this contest. I got the berries at http://shop.ebay.com/suedoll_13/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340
  • Dognbird on March 24, 2010

    Winner! Love it.
  • Marianne on March 24, 2010

    Oh my goodness!! I love this so much!
  • Katie on March 23, 2010

    Where did you get the berries? They are so awesome! I love this project!
  • Maria on March 23, 2010

    Thanks for sharing! This will be saved to my favorites :-)
  • Cori Hoag on March 23, 2010

    Hi Erin, Thanks for sharing your charming project using the flowers you bought from me. You are a wonderful gem and so creative, as well as generous for sharing your idea!!!! Cori :> VintageMillineryFlowers.com
  • Susan Southerland on March 23, 2010

    This is SUCH a cute idea and makes for a great keepsake, or even family heirloom!
  • Lisa Rigby on March 23, 2010

    This is so pretty! I wish one of my clients would make one so I could photograph it. :)


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