I made this wooden ampersand. In 2012, I was coming down off of my wedding high and saw this design on Pinterest. And wanted it. So bad. Ampersands symbolize the joining of two people. I was newly joined with a person. I had to have it!
As things do, it took awhile and in February 2013 I found some scrap wood leftover from our bed and took a miter saw to it. Bevels for days!
(Also, this project was the subject of the first of many fights with my nail gun.)
And then I posted it to Facebook (as you do) and a dear friend saw it and wanted one to celebrate HER wedding. So I made another one and put a bow on it, and gave it to her (and her fiancé) at her bridal shower. (This was the start of a tradition called “Sam makes me something!” that has occurred at every shower since.)
She even displayed it at her wedding, which meant a lot because if she was showing it to other people on a very important day, she must have liked it.