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Crafty Sign Making

Hello again!! In the last article I went over the basics in getting started on a craft project. Well, today I am going to go over a specific favorite of mine, Sign Making. I love everything crafty, but this is one of my most enjoyable crafts. There are many different things to do with signs.

I make signs with all different kinds of materials. I use wood, foam board, wood cut outs, plaques, canvas and sometimes even insulation board. The possibilities are endless with sign making. Signs are very versatile as well, you can make them for any kind of home decor and they will look great in your house. They also make great gifts.

One of my favorite places to get my supplies is Home Depot. You can get wood there pretty cheap, especially if you buy from the cull lumber cart. A lot of times the cull lumber is mark 50% to 75% off just because it has some small defects. As I said in the first article some defects just give your crafts some character. So, just because it is missing a chunk or may be slightly bent doesn't mean it wouldn't be perfect for your sign project. I also like to buy some of my paint there as well. Their Behr paint sample bottles are perfect for craft projects. They have more paint than the 2 oz. bottle of acrylic you can buy at craft stores for about the same price. Also you can get them tinted to any color you want.

I do buy some of my paint at places like Michaels, Joann Fabric and Hobby Lobby. Walmart also carries the acrylic paint that I use just in a more limited selection. I also use the glitter and metallic paints and paint markers on a lot of my projects. They are a little more pricey, but they do add so much to your signs. The paint markers are perfect for writing words or outlining your pictures.

One bit of advice if you are going to one of the craft stores, be sure to sign up for their emails. The emails usually will have valuable coupons in them that you can use along with their sales. All three of my favorite craft stores have 40% to 50% of one regular priced item coupons regularly that they sent out in their emails. Michaels will also put their acrylic paint on sale 3 for $1 sometimes, so I am always watching out for that sale.

So, now you have an idea on some materials you can use for sign making. Remember when shopping at these places to always check out the sale items and look for any coupons that you may be able to print out. Crafting should be fun and not break your bank account. Well, at least I don't think it should. I love to be crafty on a budget.. So have fun with your sign making project and happy crafting!!


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