Hey hey my friends! So after many requests, I’m excited to share the easy peasy tutorial for the milk and cream sign you all saw in my cozy reading nook post last week. It was insanely easy to do, and very cheap. It’s actually the first sign I’ve made on an old window, but I used the same technique I use to make most of my signs and it worked perfectly. All you need is an old window, paint, and a regular ol’ printer. Nothing fancy here–as usual!
So first up you need to print out the MILK & CREAM letters. I did this all in Word. Just open a new document, spell out the words and increase the font size so it’s large enough to fit your window. For this sign I used the font Bookman Old Style in size 400. Eaassssssy.
Once you have the letters printed simply cut them out and tape them on your window. Any window will do for this project, so if you don’t have a large one like mine, a smaller one will work perfectly fine too. Customize it and make it work for you!
Here they are all cut out and laid on the window. I love doing signs this way because it lets you see exactly how it will look before you start painting. Make sure everything is straight and even, then put a tiny piece of tape on each letter to hold it in place.
I then traced all the letters using a black sharpie marker. Fancy, I know. But it worked perfectly. If you aren’t using black paint you probably want to do something different, but this got the job done in a jiffy. And it actually rubs off, so if you make a mistake just wipe it down and do it again.
Then fill in each letter with a tiny paint brush and black paint. I just used black acrylic paint for this part. And don’t stress out if it’s not perfect, it doesn’t have it be. There’s a lot of charm in imperfection, right?
All the letters are painted and this baby is ready to go up!
So that’s it. Easy, cheap, and quick. What’s funny is that I’ve had this project on my to-do list for weeks now and I forgot all about it. Ooopsie! Sometimes I do that. I have too many projects going in my mind at any given time. I’m sure a few of you creatives can relate. Anyway, like I said earlier, you can totally customize the sign to make it work for you. You can use a smaller window if that’s what you’d prefer. Heck, you could even change it to say anything you want. I thought it would be fun to make one that said MERRY & BRIGHT for Christmas. Whatever your little heart desires!
Well let me know what you think and if you have questions, I looooove hearing from you guys!