Contact paper yard sign

March 29, 2010 at 5:00 am | Posted in crafts | 2 Comments
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Doesn’t this sign look nice?  I made it using my cricut machine and some contact paper.  I have a tutorial *here* that tells you how to cut out vinyl and transfer it using clear contact paper.

I used wax paper to lay out all of the letters to spell each line out, and then using the clear contact paper method linked above transferred them to my sign.  (My husband picked up the signs for $5 each at Lowes.)

When I got married 6 years ago, we wrote our names on posters and staked them up with directions for our out of town guests.  If I would have had access to these supplies, I could have done a much better job.  And the contact paper is removable, so you could easily peel the letters off and reuse the sign board.  (Don’t get the wrong idea, the letters are securely on the sign and withstood rain, but they would peel off easily.)

The contact paper is $2.50-$3 a roll at Dollar General, Family Dollar, Big Lots, Freds, or WalMart.  I have seen it in black, white, two shades of wood grain, two shades of marble, and several other patterns that I won’t mention as they aren’t really conducive to this application.

I am thinking of making a faux headboard for our bed by using dark wood grain contact paper with light wood grain motifs so that it looks like its carved in relief.  With a little creative cutting, I think I can get a decent looking ‘headboard’ for $3 plus some scraps.  But I will wait until we move to try it out.



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  1. The sign looks great! Moved yet?

    • Not yet :0)

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