Down south, we put our initials on everything – purses, flip flops, pendants, bracelets, shirts, jackets, towels…you get the picture. I decided I wanted to put our initial on the front door, so I asked my brother-in-law if he could cut a “G” out for me with his scroll saw. He agreed. First, I printed a “G” using the computer in a font that I liked. I made it as large as possible while still fitting on a standard sheet of paper. Then I enlarged it by hand on a piece of poster board. I’m somewhat crafty, so it wasn’t that big of a deal to sketch out. Then I cut the letter out and gave it to my brother-in-law. A few days later, he had it cut out using a nice grade plywood. I originally was going to hang it with ribbon, so I found a pretty turquoise and green ribbon and matched the paint to it. But after I painted the letter, the ribbon detracted from it. I think perhaps a plain ribbon would have worked better but I’m happy with it just like it is. My husband attached a D-ring hanger on the back and I finished it up by spraying it with a glossy sealer.
Easy peasy! (If you know someone with a scroll saw…)