How to Turn Your Last Name Into Wall Art

Create one-of-a-kind signage for your home with this interactive guest sign-in using basic chipboard letters and acrylic paint.
DIY Chipboard Sign-In

DIY Chipboard Sign-In

Create one-of-a-kind signage for your new home with this interactive guest sign-in using basic chipboard letters and acrylic paint. You'll need the following materials for this project: chipboard alphabet letters, acrylic paint, 2-inch paint brush, foam paint brush, roll of contractor paper, velcro, 1 black permanent marker for each letter and a hair dryer.

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Materials Needed

chipboard letters
craft paint
2" paintbrush
roll of contractor paper
Velcro strips
black permanent marker for each letter
hair dryer

Prep Your Workspace

Cover a flat, level work surface with contractor paper; place the letters and painting supplies on the work surface.

Paint Letters

Paint a first coat onto both the sides and front of each letter (Image 1). Use a hair dryer to speed up the dry time between coats (Image 2). Once the first coat is dry to the touch, apply a second and, if necessary, third coat.   

Attach Finished Letters to Your Wall

Attach Velcro strips to the back of each letter, being sure to press them firmly into place (Image 1). Remove the paper covering the adhesive backing on each Velcro strip (Image 2).  Press each letter firmly against the wall, ensuring even spacing (Image 3).

Guest Sign-In

When guests arrive, have them use the black permanent markers to write messages and sign their names (Image 1). You'll have a personalized piece of wall art that you can treasure for years to come (Image 2). 

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