I started by buying the 8" wood letters at Wal Mart. I then came back to the Maker Space and started collecting materials for things I wanted on my letters. Everything came from my bins in my Maker Space, so it didn't cost very much at all! I had pipe cleaners, foil, Legos, melting beads, yarn, straws, fuzzy balls, clothes pins, and Kinex pieces. I planned out each letter, put the things for each letter on the actual letter first to test it out, then went to town with the hot glue gun!
I really wanted the letters to stand out, so I knew I wanted a black background. I found a small piece of plywood at Home Depot, cut it in half, and spray painted it black. Voila! I was ready to hang my sign! The sign isn't perfect by any means- I'm not a straight cut! But I kind of like how it's not perfect. I don't think that our Maker Space is a place where we create perfect things, and my sign is proof of that!
At first I wasn't really sure how to attach the letters to the wood, but my handy dandy hot glue gun came in clutch again! I think the sign turned out really neat for so little money and time! Check out a close up of the sign and a "before" picture below!