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How to make signs out of cardboard. Yes, it's easy and quite effective. All you need is a band saw or scroll saw, some free cardboard, a little ima...
To make this sign, I went into my word processor and simply selected a font and made it to the size I wanted. In this case, it's 350 points.
Simply hold letters down and outline them with a dark pencil.
I use a 1/8 inch blade on the saw so that it is relatively easy to make the curves necessary in cutting out the letters.
Finish cutting letters.
For this sign, border or frame strips are 5/8 in. wide.
Carefully line out letters and place where wanted. Add glue and press into place. Borders are glued in this step also.
For hangers, I simply use some scrap paper, cut to about 5/8 inch, punch a hole in the two pieces, and glue into place. Sign is very light, so this m...
Stand back and enjoy your handiwork. Sign is ready to hang.
Several other examples are shown to demonstrate possibilities for making signs. Check out my shop on Etsy.http://etsy.com Enter creativeman under sel...
I keep making these, thought some would like to see them. Hope your efforts are going well.
I needed to re-do my graphic on this sign so that it looked more reasonable. What do you think?
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Posted:Jan 16, 2009
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