When someone walks up to your door, he will likely start making assumptions about you and your family. First impressions truly are everything. So, to make a good and lasting one, you can make a door sign that welcomes visitors into your abode with open arms. Or, not. The message is up to you, but what's important is that making your own door sign reflects your personality.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- Sheet of copper
- Felt pen
- Tin snips
- Acrylic paint
- Roofing nail
Lay out the sheet of copper on your workspace. New copper has a plastic film over one or both sides. Do not remove this yet. Draw with the felt pen the shape you want for the door sign. It can be square, round or a fancy oval.
Cut the shape of the sign out with a jigsaw or a pair of tin snips. Lay the piece of copper out flat on your workspace, front side up. Peel off the protective film still on the copper.
Paint the sign message or decorations onto the copper with acrylic paint, like "Gone Fishing," "Ring My Bell" or "Home Sweet Home." Allow the paint to completely dry. Apply more paint if needed to get the results you want.
Punch holes in the upper left and right corners of the sign with a roofing nail and hammer. Slip one end of your twine into one hole through the front of the sign. Turn the sign around and tie a knot into the end of the twine. Double it if needed so the knot is larger than the hole. Cut the twine to the length needed to hang your sign and repeat the same step by threading the twine though the other hole and tying a knot. Hang your sign on your door for an added touch of personality and fun. Over time, the copper will start to turn a rich green and rust colour to add to the sign's charm.
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