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Writing on wood rounds

Hello! My father has graciously cut and sanded 150 wood rounds (they're about 3 inches in diameter and 1/3 inch thick). My fiancé and I plan to write "M+S" and our wedding date on one side and each guest's name and table number on the other side. Each wood round will have a hole drilled through the top and a loop of twine so that they can be hung from a tree at our outdoor reception (and eventually on Christmas trees, if our guests so choose!). These wood rounds will serve as both the escort cards and a small favor. I was wondering if anyone has advice about what type of marker or pen to use to write on wood and if the wood should be sealed before or after writing on it. Thanks for any help you can provide!

Re: Writing on wood rounds

  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    You might need to do a test to see what would work on the wood and whether or not it needs sealed to be able to write on it. I fear a Sharpie style marker would make the letters feather or bleed, so maybe paint pens would work. 

    Also, be prepared to have these left behind. Most people do not like favors with someone's wedding date on it. And if you want people to hang them in a tree at the reception, they are even more likley to be left behind b/c most people are probably not likely to go retrieve them, and you may find yourselves having to pull a lot of them out of the tree for cleanup. 
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  • itzMSitzMS member
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    It might be easiest to just use a wood burning writing kit.

    A lot more fun to use, and you won't have to worry about paint drying or ink bleeding.

    http://www.amazon.com/Walnut-Hollow-Deluxe-Woodburning-Kit/dp/B0019X78P2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363110821&sr=8-2&keywords=wood+burning+kit


    p.s. I normally would suggest against this idea, but since your dad already made them...
  • So, I've spent the last day looking up favors and what people want on message boards after my personalized beer glass got negative comments on her. I was so dumbfounded, I contacted a bunch of people and polled friends and had my mom poll her work (at a bridal shop) and FI polled his coworkers...  and peeps are right, no one wants something that is so personalized that it doesn't really apply to them. I was dumbfounded and dissapointed because I thought a beer glass was awesome.

    So I'm becoming more mindful of this.

    What I do think is that you could write something else on it that would make people like them more. Can you put the initials of your guests on them instead with a heart around them?  That would delight me. I would hang that in my house.  For single people, you could do something else..

    I'm googling what other people do about that right now. Someone wrote "Love is Sweet", some people burn a heart into them. Others are rubber stamping them. Some, it looks like they may have been rubber stamped and then burned or perhaps were done professionally with a laser..

    I would do it with a wood burning tool for sure. You can get them from Michaels or a craft store, use a 50% or 40% off coupon!
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  • I'm really liking this idea, I might steal it somehow.

    Here's a LINK to what someone did with leaves and paint on the slices

    This LINK shows someone who put the chalkboard paint on it. In this case, you could put your own initials on it and someone could wipe it and use it for notes or for their own after

    This LINK is an example of a design someone did

    These LINKED here seem to be rubber stamped

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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_favors_writing-on-wood-rounds?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:27Discussion:6f59e4a5-84ec-4c11-b417-98e177de2168Post:c2c40f6a-a435-4774-9eb8-b8af6119b4c9">Re: Writing on wood rounds</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm really liking this idea, I might steal it somehow. Here's a LINK to what someone did with leaves and paint on the slices This LINK shows someone who put the chalkboard paint on it. In this case, you could put your own initials on it and someone could wipe it and use it for notes or for their own after This LINK is an example of a design someone did These LINKED here seem to be rubber stamped
    Posted by BritniLeigh[/QUOTE]



    What great ideas! Thank you so much for the links. I'm now considering putting each guests's name and table number on one side with a quote or leaves (to match the leaves on our invites) along with our wedding date on the other side. Thanks again!
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