Wednesday, October 2, 2019

DIY Acrylic Sign with a Marker

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These acrylic signs are super easy to make and inexpensive! You need a piece of acrylic from Home Depot, a water based marker like this and a base. You can make your own, or buy bases like these.

You print out a sign, and put it under the acrylic, then simply trace over it with a marker, and you're finished! I created bunch of adorable printable signs, and they are in my Etsy shop. You can visit my Etsy shop here. The signs are cute enough to print and display on their own, or you can print one and use it to trace for this project. 

When choosing a marker, only use water based markers, not oil based markers, and be sure and use the finest tip you can get. A fine tip is the key to getting the fonts to really stand out be distinct. Outline each letter, then fill it in. I used this marker:

Using only water based markers will insure you can clean it up and wipe it off if you make a mistake.   It cleans up by wiping with your finger when it's wet, or using window cleaner when it's dry. You might just need to let the window cleaner sit for a minute, before wiping off. Oil based paint will not come off the acrylic. It will come off glass with a razor blade, but a razor blade will scratch the acrylic.

My son had homecoming last weekend, and we hosted the dinner in our home. I decided to make each guest a place card, using the glass from dollar store frames. The kids were amazed when they walked in, and just loved having their own name at their place. They each got to take it home at the end of the night. 

So, it can be done on glass as well, but I would only recommend using glass for decor that is not going to be around children, wind, or in a place where it can be knocked over easily.

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