Hi friends! I have to say, after planning the ‘pour la bebe’ french cafe baby shower, I am in culture shock at the lack of the DIY mentality here in the middleeast.
I’ve been trying to find creative ways to use materials I can find without the ease and convenience of a craft store or hardware store. This sign is an example of ‘life beyond big box stores.”
I love this floating sign because it is inexpensive, takes only a few very simple materials and it can be customized for any party imaginable. I used some recycled foam board from some packaging, but you can use any sturdy paper material. I also used yarn, but you could use any type of ribbon or even fabric cut into strips.
The steps are quite simple. Find a font you like and copy the font onto your cardboard (place the printed pages on top of the cardboard, then trace the outlines of the letter with a pencil, applying a decent amount of pressure with the pencil… when you remove the paper, the traced line from the pencil should be apparent). Cut out the individual letters. Wrap each letter in yarn until none of the cardboard is showing. You can be precise and make sure every strip lines up, or you can just wrap until everything is covered. Both ways look great.
Hang the letters above your serving table for a wonderfully inexpensive (and pretty simple) piece of party decor!