Happy Monday, friends! I hope y’all had a great weekend! Today I want to share with you a relatively easy (super easy if you are tech savvy) and inexpensive way to make a welcome sign for a party! Come check it out!
Last month my sisters and I hosted a baby shower at my house for our beautiful niece. It’s her first baby and the first grandchild for my brother and his wife, so we wanted it all to be extra special. So, we began at the front door!
I wanted to have a sign that welcomed folks to the shower. Since I ordered the invitations on Zazzle.com I thought that the floral theme would look pretty on the sign as well. (We don’t know the sex of the baby, so we just went with classic baby colors in mostly pastels.) To see more of the shower you can click here: Gender Neutral Baby Shower!
Here are a few easy steps to order your own downloadable sign for your next party or shower!
1-Go to the Zazzle.com website
2-Search for “Welcome Signs Downloadable”
3-Choose the style you like. (I chose Watercolor Wildflower Baby Shower Welcome Sign.)
4-Scroll down to “Personalize”
5-Fill in the Guest of Honor’s Name and the date of the event.
6-If you want to customize even further, hit the “Edit using Design Tool”. This allows you to center the name or adjust spacing on the sign.
7-This is also the time you choose the size of your sign. The cool thing about this is you can choose a standard size or customize you own size! (I recommend having the frame you wish to use picked out first and order the size that will fit your frame.)
8-Choose if you want the sign to be square, portrait (vertical) or landscape (sideways/horizontal)
9-Once everything is chosen, you can preview the sign. If it looks good, then continue to payment. If you’re lucky it will be on sale for 50% off like mine. I paid around $15 for the download.
10-Pay for the download using your credit card or PayPal. After your payment is received, the download will appear in an email with the file attached minutes later.
11-Take your phone to the print shop and have them help you download the file and print it. (My way.) Or, if you are more technically inclined than I, you can send the download to your print shop via email and they will print it for you. Either way, our print shop is FABULOUS! For local folks, I used Printing Pros in Denver, NC. (Customerservice@printingproinc.com) The size of sign I chose was 16×20″ and was about $15. I also chose a card stock paper rather than the standard printing paper because it’s a little thicker.
THEN, once you you have your printed sign, all you need to do is frame it! I had a beautiful vintage frame in my stash but it didn’t have a piece of glass. So, on one of my trips to Hobby Lobby, I discovered they carry common size pieces of glass pre-cut and sell them in the frame section. A piece of 16×20″ glass was only about $5.
All I did was pop the glass in the back of the frame, then place the printed sign behind the glass and put a piece of thick cardboard as the backing. I used my glazing gun to secure the pieces inside the back of the frame. Wallah! (Note: As you can see the frame was missing a few pieces of moulding but I fixed that before the shower.)
I propped the frame on top of an old easel and secured the frame to it using a D-ring and a zip tie for security. Then I added some faux flowers on top, just because. (See, I fixed the booboos on the frame?)
And here’s our lovely guest of honor, Faith Elizabeth with her sign! Only a few more weeks to go until our new baby comes!!
On Zazzle’s website there is also an option to have the sign printed and mailed to your house, but that is much more expensive and takes longer. For instance, to order this size sign on foam board was around $45 and then you have to pay for shipping on top of that. So, if you aren’t in a hurry and don’t want the hassle of downloading or printing the sign, they will gladly do it for you. Etsy also has the download or print options too, I just found Zazzle was easier to work with. (But, you know me and my no-technology self.) My sign was around $35 including the download, printing and glass.
I’m so pleased with how the welcome sign turned out! Now that I sort of know how to do it, I’ll be much more confident in ordering one again in the future! You never know when there is another shower around the corner!
Well, thanks for stopping by! I know I’ve been a little absent lately but I’m going to try to be more consistent and share more fun things. Is there such thing as a mid-year resolution? We’ll see! Until next time, I hope the good Lord takes a liking to you! (Lifted from Roy Rogers.) xo~Dell