If you can round up inexpensive bits of rope and twine and a burnishing tool, you’re more than halfway done with this “branded” keepsake. To make it, paint a 18-by-30-inch piece of wood (a lumberyard can cut this for you and drill two holes), stencil on words, and brand it. Then, tie on several spray-painted metal cans, and you’ve got a rhythm section for the fender of your horse and buggy—or Benz.
“Just Married” stencil, #3673, designerstencils.com. Jamali Garden manila rope and jute twine. Martha Stewart Crafts multipurpose heating electric cutting tool (michaels.com).