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.

From Evija with Love
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  • Fred Madsen Fred Madsen on Feb 27, 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 11, 2020

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

  • 🌼Nancy🌼 🌼Nancy🌼 on May 13, 2021

    What tool did you use for letters & numbers and where can you buy


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  • Em Em on May 29, 2021

    I am aware of that now that as I stated before stopped in the middle of the project to look them up. I would be willing to bet a lot of those reading never heard of them before either. I would bet I have some in the garage but never heard them called that.

  • Freda Levesque Freda Levesque on Jul 03, 2021

    Absolutely. I will make one for myself, (that’s a first) and will make one each for my two grownup children.

    im excited to get it going! Maybe it will be done for Christmas💁🏼