Introduction

Signage for Any Situation

Create one-of-a-kind signage for your next party with chalkboard-painted

Step 1

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Create Stencil Silhouette

On a flat, level surface, draw the shape of a dialogue bubble onto craft paper using pencil or marker.

Step 2

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Cut Out Stencil

Use scissors or a utility knife to cut out the dialogue bubble shape.

Step 3

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Trace Stencil to Luan

Trace cut-out stencil directly to luan using a pencil or marker.

Step 4

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Cut Out Dialogue Balloon

Use a jigsaw to cut out the dialogue balloon.

Step 5

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Sand Dialogue Balloon

Use an orbital sander to smooth out the rough edges and the surface of the dialogue balloon.

Step 6

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Add Chalkboard Paint

Apply two even coats of chalkboard paint to the surface and the edges of dialogue balloon and the dowel.

Step 7

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Attach Dowel to Dialogue Balloon

Use a glue gun to attach the dowel to the back side of dialogue balloon.

Step 8

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Create a Stand for the Sign

In order for dialogue bubble to stand up straight, you’ll need to create a stand. There are two easy ways to create a stand; the first way is to make a wooden base. Cut a 1/2”-thick piece of wood in a 3" to 4" square, then sand smooth.

Step 9

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Drill Hole in the Stand

Use a 1/2” drill bit to create a hole in the center of the stand. Insert the dowel and add a bead of hot glue to hold it in place.

Step 10

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Or, Insert Dowel in a Bucket

Another way to stand up your thought bubble is to insert it into a small vessel. Fill a 2” or 3”-wide round vessel with floral foam, then insert dowel directly down through center.