I'm posting about making my Booth #555 sign because it can apply to any worded sign you may want to do. Just find or buy you a preferably blank piece of wood. And you can print out any saying you'd like (fresh eggs, welcome, ect.) simply by using
- Microsoft Word
- an ink pen
- sharpie marker
- acrylic craft paint
I wanted to make a new booth sign so passer bys could easily remember my booth number. Most booths at the Peddlers Mall only have tiny printed out numbers taped on the outside wall of their booth. I have always wanted a way to stand out. So here's how I made it.
I started out with an old broken wooden wine rack, (I'm guessing) that I won from an auction.
First off, I printed out a few different size "5's using Microsoft Word.
I ended up using the one that was almost center of a regular printer size paper. It was perfect for my size board.
Then I eyeballed it and centered the middle one as best as I could, leaving room for the other two. And I used a ball point pen and traced the 5 onto the board. Pushing enough so that there would be an imprint left behind for me to paint along.
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I then let it all dry for about 20 minutes. I didn't want to take a risk because my next step involved sand paper. lol. I took some medium grit and roughed it all up a bit. Kinda giving it a worn look, but not over doing it by rubbing off an entire 5 or anything.
Then I got out my all purpose sealer and put on a light coat. I did this 2 times so that my sign can withstand being dropped, scraped, thrown in the back of my truck and so forth. lol I'm kinda rough on items unless they are really fragile!
After that dried, I thought it could still use a bit of something. So I got out some pieces of grapevine garland and stapled some on the edges. I also hung a little metal brown star in the middle, look close, and I wrote "crafts by Lisa." And then I was finally done and happy with it. Here it is all finished.
Booth #555 at the Peddlers Mall in Morehead, KY.
Happy Crafting ya'll!