Use Sign Board to Make a Custom Sign Like a Pro

Making a do-it-yourself sign using sign board is a quick and low cost project.  Using poster board and board supplies like borders, transparency sheets, and other decorative materials will give your sign personality and help to draw people to your event.  Online, you can find a wide variety of board materials to make a unique sale sign.

To make the do-it-yourself sign pictured above, all you need is some  neon sign board, a printable transparency sheet, and some decorative borders.  Neon board is a popular choice for making sale signs because the colors are enticing and highly visible from a distance.  Printing the text for your sign on transparency sheets will help protect your sign from rain and natural damage.  All you need to do is clip the sheet against your sign board and your sign will look neat and professional to any passerby.  Finally, using adhesive poster board borders will make your sign attractive and welcoming.  The colorful borders used in this project are the Royal Brites ® Repositionable Bright Stripes and Royal Brites ® Repositionable Colorful Dots poster board borders.  Borders and other board supplies like adhesive lettering and stickers contribute to making your sign more eye-catching.


With sign board and a transparency sheet you can literally make a do-it-yourself sign in minutes.  To start, simply type the message for your sign in a word processing program.  For the purposes of this project, we need our page to have a landscape orientation, but you can keep the page in a letter orientation if that is your preference.  When you are satisfied with your message, print on your transparency sheet(s) using the “Mirror Image” setting—this will print your text backwards so the ink won’t be exposed to rain or other elements.  Once you have all your materials, simply place your transparency on your neon sign board and then line the top and bottom of your project with adhesive borders as shown in the picture.  Voila—your sign is done!  Display your sign using an inexpensive outdoor sign holder or secure it to your fence, telephone pole, or another area to instantly draw people to your sale.

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