Just The Absolute Simplest Way To Make A Custom Name Sign

With a new school year under way, new teachers abound, and one of my faves who is teaching her own preschool class this year is my sweet friend Charlene. She is loyal and funny and beautiful and kind and generous, and I am thankful to know her.

teacher name board Charlene

So, when I heard she is having a “Clifford” theme in her class, I set to work!

easiest teacher sign clifford google

I googled the big red dog and found a great image to use. I looked for one that had a white background and would lend itself to a name board.

pink side table mod podge

After painting a canvas board black, I cut out the printed-out image and mod podged it right onto the black background!

03 just the simplest way to make a teacher name board lettering

Then I freehanded the lettering with white and red paint pens… But to keep it simple, you could print out those letters too, or do it ransom note style: cut them out of magazines in a variety of sizes!

04 just the simplest way to make a teacher name board back duct tape

To add a hanger, I duct taped grosgrain ribbon onto the back of the flat canvas panel.

05 just the simplest way to make a teacher name board back washi tape and cardstock

And then–not that anyone’s going to be flipping it over for a look at the back but–I glued on piece of cardstock, cut to size, leaving about a quarter-inch border of canvas around the edge.

06 just the simplest way to make a teacher name board back finished

And then I added a little red gingham washi tape as a border to the back cover. I love a lovely hidden detail! [And the cardstock was just the spot for a quick note to my friend!]

07 just the simplest way to make a teacher name board before red touch up

The only thing I did not like is how the inkjet-printed image looked a little wrinkled once smoothed onto the sign, even though it is smooth…

08 just the simplest way to make a teacher name board after

So it got a quick coloring-in with the red and outlining with the black paint pens to be ready to roll!

I hope my friend enjoys this as much as I enjoyed making it for her! [You deserve it, Charlene!!]

 

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2 responses to “Just The Absolute Simplest Way To Make A Custom Name Sign

  1. Pingback: Cleo’s Turn! {another teacher name board} | CampClem·

  2. Pingback: Cleo’s Turn! {another teacher name board} | CampClem·

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