As promised the sign is done! As a reminder from where we started check out my original pin from pinterest
Im so sorry I dont know where this originally came from, I cant find the original source but I had to share the picture.
Since its been so long since the first post on the idea, Ill just make this a big post with all the details! To start with I downloaded fonts that I though best reflected the place that I was going to mark. Thanks for www.1001freefonts.com for all the great fonts that we used.
If you would like to use the names I did click here. I printed the names out and had those ready for when the signs were ready to be marked.
Now what is a sign without a good post?! Since the drought was so bad here last year my mom had a lot of fallen trees on her property, and we scored and awesome trunk from her.
Good post right?! Not that we have the post, we need the arrows. I didnt need them to be all fancy but Joe decided to make them look like arrows which is fine with me they were cute. It wasnt that hard to make these all you need is a 2x4 or pallet wood or whatever you have laying around. You can break the wood piece to have an angle that points or you can use a compound saw and cut angles that you want for an arrow, just do whatever you think is best for your sign here.
After you cut all your signs out now you are ready to burn/paint the words onto the signs. We had a soldering gun that had a wood burning attachement. Thankfully Joe is a great artist and drew the words onto the wood pretty much just like they were on the paper. You can do whatever works best for you, I thought of buring over the paper or using an excto knife to cut into the wood and burn over that in case Joe couldnt draw them, but seeing as he could I never had to test those theories. Honestly it was really time consuming to do all the burning and thats what it took so long to get this done, but it was well worth it since I think it will last the longest. After you get all the arrows done now you can attach them to your post, and thats the fastest part. If you use a nail gun it will be even easier.
What a fun way to make a fun statement in your yard. We ended up putting ours in the back yard so as not to start any trouble with the HOA, they stress me out. So what do you think? All that work, was it worth it? I sure do think so!
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