I used the computers at TechShop
, since they also have Laser cutters for the next steps. Also, I don't have Corel Draw on my Mac, and it's available on all of TechShop's computers.
I used Corel Draw to sketch a 4" tall set of house numbers. I selected a font I liked, placed the numbers, then used Corel's convert to curves feature to get the outline of the numbers.
I originally cut them out in heavy paper, but decided I wanted a truly reusable set, as the numbers fade on the curb after a couple of years. Therefore I used a piece of scrap acrylic for the final version.