We're having our ceremony at a church out in the country, 20 miles south of town. Only a few of our guests have ever been there, and most of them don't even know it exists. So I thought we needed a way to make finding it a little easier.
So I made a trip to Menards the other day and bought some wood. (It would have been much easier to go out to my dad's shop and find some scraps, but I wanted to finish this project before heading back home to IL)
After some painting, this is what I came up with:
Now all it needs is a post to stand on, and some balloons to make it more noticeable. We'll figure out the stand when we get back home.
-(2) 18"x36" boards (or the size of your choice!)
-Printer and computer
So here are the steps, it was really easy to do!
I bought the wood from Menards. It's pine and measures 18"x36". It's one of those packaged boards that are made up of thin strips glued together. This actually made it a lot easier for painting the arrow.
Doing it this way made it so I didn't have to print out a template, or break out a straight edge and pencil.
Then just keep painting using those edges as your guide until you've made your way down the majority of the board.
Now for the wording.
Pick the font of your choice, and blow it up really big. I think when I did this, I fit 3 letters to a piece of paper. Now lay these out on your board how you'd like.
2 pieces of wood and tax = $17.20
paint (already had) = $0
We'll be making the stands out of scrap wood at my parents' house, so that doesn't factor into my price. The only other addition will be the balloons, but those will be a last minute thing.
Hopefully this can be of help to some of you! Even if you're not planning on making signs, I use the pen indent on wood method for a lot of craft projects that I do.