I needed a couple signs for my sons vintage themed rehearsal dinner in November. The dinner will be at a little cafe around the corner from my house and since parking is limited at the cafe I needed to direct my guests to the abundant parking by the lake. I actually thought...Pay a professional sign store to make the signs!
But, I just couldn't, not without giving it a try myself
It's not that us "Do it yourself" folks are cheap (Ok, maybe), it's that we know we can turn something from ordinary into unique and fun....Well, basically we can do a better job!
Bless the Graphics Fairy, this was a new graphic that Karen posted of a hand holding a piece of paper
I took the hand, enlarged it, cut it out, then glued it on foam core
Now, I took my garage sale sign (We all have some of these) and painted it a light blue
I then printed out "Parking" and using some old tracing paper
Transferred the outline to the sign and filled it in with paint pens
And hot glued the hand on top
I needed another sign at the cafe to announce that this was a private party
Way back in March I found this sign at the thrift store for $8.00
After a transformation, I used it at my booth when I was a vendor the Fancy Flea
Time to transform it again for the rehearsal dinner
I mod podged sheet music and then printed off the words onto paper and used a heart rubber stamp in the middle
So, there you have it......Park by the lake
And no party crashers allowed
And this is why I love blogging.... Because I think you all "Get it", sure I could have paid someone to make professional signs, but we love doing something different and thinking out of the box, we refuse to settle for the ordinary !