I already had everything I needed to make them.
- thin hardboard
- wooden crown plaques
- chalk paint in Old White and Duck Egg Blue
- Word document and laser printer
- graphite paper
- script art brush
I cut the hardboard to size using a miter saw. Then I drilled two holes on the top for the ribbon.
I applied two coats of a mixture of Old White & Pure White Chalk.
In Word I typed the words Mr. & Mrs. in the size and font I wanted and printed them on my laser printer. Then I taped each word onto the pieces of wood and slipped a piece of graphite paper underneath. I simply traced over the words to transfer them onto the wood and using chalk paint and a script art brush painted them in.
After they were dry I lightly distressed them using a sanding block. Then I applied a coat of clear wax.
I purchased two wooden crown plaques at Michaels and painted them in Duck Egg Blue. Then I attached them onto the wood using E6000 glue and let it cure for several hours.
I ran the ribbon through the holes and ta da!
My plan was to have them hanging on each side of the headboard. Mr. Frugalista turned 50 Shades of Grey at the mere thought of hooks, tacks, or nails punctured into his precious DIY 5-panel door headboard. Okay, so I can't blame him but he wouldn't even allow 3M Command Hooks!
I still think they'd look better hanging from the headboard.
I think one of the reasons we've survived 28 years of marriage is because sometimes you've got to pick your battles and know when it's just better to nod and say, "yes dear".