I have been loving all the signage and such I've been seeing around for different parties and gatherings. So, I thought a nice vintage-mimic sign for our Valentines candy factory was just the thing this party needed! It was a lot of fun to put together, and I am sure I am going to be keeping this gem for a while after the party is over. I just imagine myself pasting different papers over the front for every new occasion. Reuse and recycle, right? Anyways, if you want to make your own...
tape or glue (I used tape)
poster board (for the trim)
Sorry for the lack of decent pictures. This sign was very thoughtfully made. Actually, so much thought went into the making of the sign, that very little thought went into taking pictures. Oops. But, I will try to paint a clear picture of how to make this work..
First, print all 6 pages of the printable. Trim 1/4 inch around all the edges. Line up the papers to create the sign and tape them together along the back. Tape or glue the paper sign to your piece of foamcore. Use a ruler to guide your rotary blade (and be extremely careful!) cut your sign out of the foamcore. Be sure to only cut on a cutting mat and always cut away from yourself (scouting 101). Don't worry about rough edges, they can be covered up.
Next, cut your poster board into stripes of 1 1/2 inches wide by the length of the posterboard. You can glue the poster board onto the edges of your factory sign, or you can cheat, like me, and just tape it in place along the back. Clear gift wrapping tape sticks wonderfully to foamcore and paper, so I just stuck with tape the whole time. Continue to tape or glue strips of poster board around your sign until you have completely surrounded it.
You are then ready to display your lovely sign either by hanging it or propping it against a tape! I hung mine by punching two holes at either end at the top and stringing some twine through. And, yes, it is still hanging above my work table. And, yes, it will stay there a few more days... at least...
I really loved this project! I hope you do too!