Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
How to make signs out of cardboard. Yes, it's easy and quite effective. All you need is a band saw or scroll saw, some free cardboard, a little imagination and you can make many different signs. For this instructable, THINK is used to show the process.

Step 1: Design and cut out sign letters

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
To make this sign, I went into my word processor and simply selected a font and made it to the size I wanted. In this case, it's 350 points.

Step 2: Trace or outline letters on your cardboard

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Simply hold letters down and outline them with a dark pencil.

Step 3: Cut out all letters on the bandsaw (or scroll saw).

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
I use a 1/8 inch blade on the saw so that it is relatively easy to make the curves necessary in cutting out the letters.

Step 4: Cut all letters

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Finish cutting letters.

Step 5: Cut some border strips

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
For this sign, border or frame strips are 5/8 in. wide.

Step 6: Glue all pieces to Backing

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Carefully line out letters and place where wanted. Add glue and press into place. Borders are glued in this step also.

Step 7: Add some hangers to sign

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
For hangers, I simply use some scrap paper, cut to about 5/8 inch, punch a hole in the two pieces, and glue into place. Sign is very light, so this method is sufficient.

Step 8: Admire your sign

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Stand back and enjoy your handiwork. Sign is ready to hang.

Step 9: Possibilities:

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Several other examples are shown to demonstrate possibilities for making signs. Check out my shop on Etsy.http://etsy.com Enter creativeman under sellers:username

Step 10: Additional Cardboard Signs

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
I keep making these, thought some would like to see them. Hope your efforts are going well.

Step 11: One more thing...

Make Signs out of Cardboard!
Make Signs out of Cardboard!
I needed to re-do my graphic on this sign so that it looked more reasonable. What do you think?
 
 

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