Sometimes money is tight. Some of us already have the official yard sign, but we can't control what they say. This guide will show you how to make cheap signs using poster board. Hope you enjoy!
Recommended Materials: Black & red spray paint, poster board, cardboard, x-acto knife, projector or printer, ruler, straight edge, razor blade, something to cut the poster board on, pencil,
Poster board is very inexpensive and can make 2-3 signs per board. All depends on how big you want your sign. A 100 carton of poster board is $39.95 at walmart (h ttp://www.walmart.com/ip/Pacon-White-Four-Ply-Poster-Board-28-x-22-100-Carton/15052202) I believe you can buy them individually there too. So around .40 cents per board, 2 signs per board. .20 cents a sign.
Of course you need a design. I used to ' Ron Paul RELOVUTION ' image.
The way I used is by using a projector and projecting the image on the wall. After taping the cardboard to the wall, I then traced the image. If you don't have a projector, you can always print an image you want then trace it on cardboard. ( Sorry I don't have a picture of this stage )
Here comes the difficult part. Using your x-acto knife or even a small blade. Cut out the traced lines. This part is by far the hardest part, just because it takes a lot of patience.
Now you're ready to paint the poster board. I did it inside, but I think it's best to do it outside. From what I've noticed the poster board does not warp at all. You may also need either some extra small pieces of cardboard to place over the part you don't want painted at that time.
(Btw that's my cat in the bottom of the picture)
Like I said earlier you can either have 2-3 signs per board. After you spray paint, let them dry for 5-10 minutes. The way I cut the signs is to place it on a piece of plywood. I used a razor blade to cut them and used a ruler to measure so it would look neat as possible. Using a straight edge would be good to use as well.
Now there you go! You have cheaply made Ron Paul signs to either give away, hoard, or put them on stuff!
Places you can put your sign(s):
On a car hood.
Top of your back windshield.
You can even put them on telephone poles. Since they're so cheap you can put them places and not be afraid you'll never see them again. LOL.
Hope this helped some of you to make your own signs! Thanks for reading!