Yard signs are an amazing way to advertise your events. Whether it’s for publicizing your garage sale, advertising your business or directing to a party you’re hosting this weekend, they can easily be customized to fit any occasion and are perfect for almost everything and anything. You can choose to print vinyl banners but making your own yard signs is super cheap, fast and loads of fun as well. Following are some pointers that can help you make cute and effective DIY fast signs with ease.
Choose a Size
Yard signs can be customized to any size and shape you desire. Determine the required layout and cut it out from a thick piece of cardboard using a utility knife. Make sure the yard sign is large enough so that it’s content is easily visible to others.
Design Your Sign
For your yard signs to be effective, design them smartly to capture the attention of the passer-by. Pick a font size that is easily readable or use block letters for better clarity. You can also use pictures to your advantage. Nonetheless, make sure to leave plenty of white space for improved readability.
Using letter stencils enables the font size and style to be uniform and improves the presentation of the signs. You can easily purchase large letter stencils from the market or make your own ones.
Add a Splash of Color
Prepare the canvas for paint by adding a layer of gesso which will enhance the colors added later on. Sand the surface with a sandpaper and paint the cardboard with a soft-colored acrylic sealant. Let it dry in the open and follow this with another coat to have the base ready. Paint the letter with a contrasting color to make them stand out.