Have you ever seen a piece of printed art that you loved in the store and then saw the price? Or saw a really cute saying hanging in a friend’s house and wanted that same piece for your own home but they weren’t sure where they got it? Until now I always had those same problems and didn’t know how to solve them. I wanted to put different sayings and words on signs to display in my own home but I’ve never found a really easy way to do that. Every way I had found to make these signs before involved being really handy with a computer and printer, which I am not. But I recently came up with a new plan to make cute signs for my own house without spending a fortune!
To start, you’ll need to buy this projector from Hobby Lobby. It’s only $40 and with my 40% off coupon I only paid $26! It projects from a 4×4 inch space so you will need to make all the sayings this small on your paper to fit.
First, I went into Word and wrote out what I wanted my wall art to say. I also recommend bolding the words. They are easier to trace and paint if the letters are a little larger.
After I printed out my saying, I made my “work station” which is any dark place. The hardest part about this entire project is making the projector the right height and centering the saying. It took a couple minutes and I had to use some random books to make the projector the right height but I eventually got it how I wanted.
Then I used a pencil and traced out the letters. This went pretty quickly to my surprise. I am tracing on a piece of plywood that I had painted white.
After I was done tracing, I took some black paint and painted the lines that I had traced. I had a frame that I had bought at a junk sale for $1 that I had spray painted black.
I attached the sign to the back of the frame with little nails and attached the hanging wire.
That’s it! This was so simple and I was mad I hadn’t thought of making signs with this little projector before! I was pleased with how my sign turned out! What do you think? Are you going to give this way a shot?
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