‘Wedding Gift Creators Struggle To Meet Huge Demand’
This quote must be music to the ears of craftspeople creating beautiful, personalised presents.
My post introduces you to carefully selected gifts, made in wood, which I hope will inspire you.
Towards the end of this post I review the ways you can personalise products using a variety of techniques.
My Choice Of Gifts
Select from five styles and gift sets, finished in different colours.
Personalised with a choice of ten options.
Made in Florida and dispatched to the UK.
Large Name Signs
Made from Baltic plywood and painted with high quality metallic paints.
Full range of lettering to enhance your venue.
Made in Canada and dispatched to UK
‘Welcome To Our Beginning’
Hand painted white letters using acrylic paint on a wooden board.
Wording can be changed to suit your wishes.
Could be used as a wall hanging after the big day.
Striking wall hanging available in four sizes and three finishes.
Wooden flag push pins in the shape of planes, boats and a compass.
Record future travels in a unique way
Personalised family tree available in two sizes with up to twenty hearts.
The tree can have larger hearts and with paw prints to include dogs’ names.
Handmade in the UK.
Wedding Photo On Wood
Beautiful memento of the wedding.
Available in two sizes.
Printed on birch plywood so the rustic wood effect shows through.
Hand made in the UK.
Real Leaf Gold Earrings
These earrings are real leaves dipped in 18K gold leaf.
The leaves originate from the Rudraksha tree.
Ideal gift for bridesmaids.
Gift Boxes for Groomsmen
Personalised wood presentation box with cuff links, tie bar and money clip, all with recipients initials.
Stainless steel or gold plated.
Great gift for groomsmen.
Laser engraved as requested.
Made from 19mm thick bamboo board.
Crafted in the UK
Choice of three different styles.
Add a personal message to the bottom or side of the box.
Made in the UK
Available in two sizes and ten personalisation options including family name, date, phrase and quote.
Made in US and dispatched to the UK
Available in eight colours.
Finished with refined Danish oil and sealed with wax.
Invisible wall hanging.
Hand made in the UK
Honeycomb Wall Clock
Made from high quality, sustainable bamboo.
Silent quartz movement
An eye catching, talking point
Handmade in the UK
Six Pack Wooden Beer Crate
Made from reclaimed, distressed timber and personalised with hand painted acrylic lettering.
Two sizes available for regular beer and ale bottles.
Made in the UK
Ways To Personalise Your Gifts
There are many ways to print words on to wood…..some ways are far better than others……here is a run down with the least satisfactory heading the list…..
Iron Although an iron is cheap and fast, it does not produce reliable results.
Acrylic Gel The backing paper is harder to remove compared with Acetone or Polycrylic
Acetone Clean and quick but images do not come out satisfactorily. OK for lettering.
CNC Laser Expensive and the images and lettering tend to have a brown tinge depending upon the type of wood used.
Polycrylic The recommended option. Prints a dark crisp image and lettering for the cost of a tin of polycrylic.
How To Use Polycrylic
Paint the Polycrylic, a water based polyurethane, onto the wood using a small brush
Place the paper with the image on it, face down, onto the wood block. Smooth down the paper, ensuring all the air bubbles are removed. Then put it on one side for an hour to dry.
Dampen the backing paper, which is then removed using a stiff toothbrush. Keep the backing paper damp to facilitate removal.
Finish with a lacquer
The preceding instructions have been taken from this video.
Here is another video which shows you how to transfer photos on to wood.
There are three other ways of personalising gifts….. pyrography, stencilling and carving. Take look at my post
Get even more inspiration for new woodworking projects by visiting my Pinterest boards and Instagram site.