DIY Copper Wedding Anniversary Present From Wooden Planks

Making special presents is something I love to do. As it was our wedding anniversary coming up I decided to make something nice for my husband instead of buying a present in the shop. I always try and go with the tradition and this year it was 7 years - copper & wool traditionally. I decided to make a wooden sign with carved personal details and some copper detailing.
I used plywood for the backing and glued wooden planks on top.
I then traced and carved the details I wanted on.
I then stained the wood using some woodstain (and actually used the gloved this time, which I learnt from my gold spray paint project!)
I added some copper olives that I bought from the DIY store and cut them open to have the illusion of two rings together
and this is the sign I made.

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2 questions
  • Fred Madsen
    Fred Madsen
    on Feb 28, 2020

    First is "why" . Second is did you do this with a pattern? because I could not, I am too

    'straight lines'. I wish that I could see the way you see.

  • Cynthia Speetzen-Thoma
    Cynthia Speetzen-Thoma
    on Sep 12, 2020

    Did you use a dremel to carve? The directions are very vague. Great outcome though.

    • Lori
      on Feb 12, 2021

      It looks like a dremel to me as I have exactly what she shows in the picture. You can purchase a kit with all kinds of attachments. That is how I know it’s a dremel.

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  • Em
    on Feb 16, 2021

    I am sure I am not the only one that had no idea what copper olives were. Would be helpful to explain materials so we don't have to stop mid project and look them up.

  • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
    7 days ago

    This is a beautiful piece! I have a Dremmel multi tool and never used the part for embellishing letters. Now I have several projects on using is right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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