I can’t remember when, or where (where on the internetz, of course) I saw a cute wedding pic with the couple kissing and holding in front of them the Xbox “Achievement unlocked” sign, and right then and there I knew we should have one at our wedding. You see, my husband and his friends are big Xbox enthusiasts (BIG), and I knew this would be a hit.
Image via Gamerfitnation
The problem now was how to do it. I cannot for the life of me draw, so drawing was absolutely out of the question—printing it was.
I thought about printing the logo and the letters on photographic paper (so they’d look like the screen). The local Office Depot prints tabloid-size photos (the size of two letter sheets side by side) at a very affordable price, so all I had to do was get a nice quality image.
I downloaded an Xbox wallpaper that included a great view of the X logo.
Image via Only HD wallpapers
Then, using MS Paint (yes, Paint!—because I am lame like that) I drew the circle around it that indicates the player, added the letter, sized the image, and printed and cut it.
For the rest of the sign I got a big piece of black card stock. I used a plate and a ruler to make the form of the sign; since the card stock was not long enough I cut it in two sections and then just glued them together, glued the whole thing to a piece of cardboard to give it strength, and then just glued on the logo and letters, covered it all with self-adhesive clear paper, and voila!
I have zero pics of the process, but how about a diagram?
I am very happy with how it turned out. Mr. Toadstool and our friends loved it, and it’s now a nice décor item in our family room.
Photo by Alberto Alcorta
The “got married” is over the original cover paper—maybe one day I’ll peel it off and change it out for “pregnant”? Just an idea.
Did you/will you make any special props for pictures?
- Obregon, Mexico
- Research Assistant
- Wedding Date:
- December 2012
- Hacienda los Agaves