Hobby Lobby is my store, most everything is always on sale and if it's not, they've got a 40% off coupon on their app that is updated all the time! I've never walked out of Hobby Lobby paying full price for anything - so when you're on a budget when it comes to crafting, this is the perfect store and always my go-to. (Unless it's Sunday, then I'll either go to JoAnn or Michael's...)
The supplies didn't cost much at all. The letters were $1.50 ea I think, the glue was $3.99, the poster board (yes, I said poster board!) was $3.99, thumbtacks were $1.99 and the command strips were $3.99. I already had the exacto knife and the yardstick. So, for about $20 I had a cute "EAT" sign to hang in my dining room.
I started by arranging the letters on the poster board to visualize how large I wanted the poster to be. I knew I wanted it to be vertical and skinny.
Next, I used my straight edge and exacto knife to cut the size that I wanted. Be sure that you put something between the poster and your table so that you don't accidentally cut into your table!
Anywhoo, I digress. The letters are made of some sort of industrial or galvanized metal material and have ridges and valleys. In order to make the letters stick, I turned the letters up side down and placed a thin line of glue on each of the ridges, so that when I turned it back over, those ridge would be touching and adhere to the poster board.
I did not worry about gluing them to the poster, but you could if you wanted to. Just be sure it's a little bit so that the glue doesn't seep out the sides!
I didn't get a picture of it, but I did put some books on top of the letters for about ten minutes to help them get a good hold on the poster board.
Remove the backings from the adhesive side and press to the wall! I love my little sign and think it makes a great addition to our dining room! I'm really digging the industrial look and looking forward to redecorating my dining room and possible kitchen in this style!
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