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Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you have a favorite street or a town that brings you fond memories? Don’t you wish you could have a vintage sign from that place? But, what are the chances of stumbling across one in an antique shop? Probably slim to none. You could steal a sign, but you’d probably get thrown in jail. Instead let me show you how you can Make Your Own Street Sign!

Materials:

Instructions:

Use the round object to trace curves on the corners of your board. Cut out the shape you want using a jigsaw (for wood) or metal shears (for metal sign.)

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Paint your sign background the color you like.

Create a stencil using vinyl and a vinyl cutter, or make your own stencil with freezer paper.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Lay transfer tape on top of the vinyl stencil.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Mark a light pencil line on the sign where you want the bottom of the letters to line up.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Lightly mist the front of your sign with windex or water with a little soap in it. This will help you  position your stencil without it sticking right away.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy GirlPull the stencil up…Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

…and position it on to the sign. When you are happy with the placement, use a credit card or burnishing tool to press the vinyl stencil onto the sign.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Pull the transfer paper off. Push any remaining air bubbles out of the stencil.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Cover any exposed portions of your sign with painter’s tape.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Lightly spray one coat of spray paint onto the sign. Let it dry and lightly add a second coat to get full coverage.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Once completely dry, remove your stencil.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Lightly sand the letters to gently distress the sign. (After all, you want to make your sign look old and authentic.)

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Dab some glaze onto the corners of the sign.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Lightly dab the glaze until you get a slightly dirty and aged look.Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Add antiquing wax on the edges of the sign for a more aged and authentic appearance.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Drill two holes in the upper right corners.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

You can hang your street sign with two small brad nails.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

And now you have an authentic looking aged street sign.

Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Our street sign adds to the memories on our gallery wall in the living room.

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Have a great time Making Your Own Street Sign and stay out of jail. 😉

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