I love all things signs. We are so fun to change out for the holidays, or stack on a mantel or shelf. But sometimes they can get expensive. Let me show you an easy DIY way to create a fun sign with a sharpie.
- 3/4″ thick MDF or plywood
- White paint
- paint brush
- 220 grit sandpaper
- wood for frame (optional)
- tape measure
- level or straight edge
How to Make a Sign with a Sharpie
Cut your MDF or plywood down to the size you want your sign. Mine is 29″ tall x 24″ wide
Paint it white. I applied 2 coats
Sand it with 220 grit sandpaper to removed brush strokes
Create your lines. I used a pencil and a 2″ thick piece or wood to create my lines. DO NOT PRESS HARD WITH YOUR PENCIL. We will de erasing most of the lines
Do the same thing going the other way to make squares.
It should look like this when you are done
Put a t on every other line on the first row with a black sharpie
On the next row put a t on every other line intersection as show below
Continue alternating that patter all the way down the sign, so it looks like this
Once you have made all your t’s you can begin to erase your pencil lines
TADA you have a cute inexpensive sign!
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Here are a few other patterns I found that would be fun to try out on a sign too!
View my other DIY signs here