It's so easy to make a sign anytime I want.
I love changing the signs in my kitchen
almost every month. For the summer
and especially July I wanted to make
one that was patriotic but also fun.
I make all my signs out of whatever I have
in the house and garage, so they cost me
nothing but a little time.
Once I decide what my sign will say
I try to find a font that works best.
Using Word on the computer I chose
the font. This one is Mountain Christmas.
I then find the size that will work best.
In this case it was 225 and I also use
the outline setting because it uses less
ink and prints faster.
I line it up on my scrap wood. Larry cuts it to
size. This is a piece of baseboard molding
from this re-do project.
The easiest way to transfer letters is using
carbon paper and tracing. You can see why
the outline setting makes so much sense.
I used a black Sharpie to paint in the letters.
lI used leftover paint from the kitchen
island re-do to paint the bottom curve.
I use 2 screw eyes to attach them to the
existing cup hooks under the cabinet where
all my kitchen signs hang.
It needed something.
Stars! Of course!
I punched out stars on white paper and used
a dab of glue to attach to the bottom.
Before and after adding stars.
I also painted the side and top red using a big
Sharpie, allowing a little red to show on the
front edge for an accent.
Hers's my sign, American Pie.