I’ve gotten a lot of nice comments about my laundry room reveal. Thanks everyone! I’ve also gotten some questions about the sign that I made for the shelf, so today I’m going to share a few more details about how to make a sign using vinyl letters. It’s an easy project!
HOW TO MAKE A SIGN USING VINYL LETTERS
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- I looked for a fun sign for the laundry room for a long time. I finally found this decal that says “The Laundry Room loads of fun”. I just needed to find a way to make it into a sign.
- Prep the board-
- I always seem to have leftover pieces of wood from drapery projects, so I looked over my stash, and found a board that would work great for making the sign. It’s a 1″ x 8″ (which really measures at 7 1/2″) board, and the length was perfect for the decal.
- I sanded the front and all four side edges of the board with my sander. (I love this sander – I’ve put it through a lot during the last couple of years, and it keeps on working great!) After sanding the board, I wiped it down with a tack cloth.
- Then I primed and painted the board white.
- I also painted the edges of the board black.
- Apply the decal to the board – I’ve created a video to show how to apply the decal to the board, and I’ve also written out the instructions below.
- Peel off the backing that the decal is stuck to.
- Center the decal on the board, and press down just on the corners.
- Press down using your fingers in the center of the decal, then press from the center to the top and center to the bottom and each side. Making a plus sign.
- In each of the four sections, press from the plus sign to the outer edges.
- Press down on each of the letters again to make sure they are adhered to the board.
- Starting in one corner, peel off the transfer tape and leaving the black letters on the board. Work slowly and carefully. If a letter wants to come up with the transfer tape, then press it back down and try to peel off the transfer tape again.
I love how it turned out!
This was a fairly simple project, and inexpensive. I did have to buy the decal, but I had everything else on hand.