I couldn’t find the perfect birthday sign for a dear friend so like always I decided to make one. The sign had to be able to stand up to the outside elements and be big enough to be read by the neighbors across the street. So I decided to make the sign out of polyethylene plastic materiel that comes in 4′ x 8′ x 1/8″ sheets.

First I drew the size of letters I wanted unto the polyethylene plastic, making sure they were big enough to be seen from the road.20150723_123605

Using a SKIL 4395-01 5.5 Amp Orbital Jig Saw I cut out the letters I drew on the polyethylene plastic.

 

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Once I cut out all the letters I drilled holes for anchor points to attach the letters to the poles that I used to stick in the ground and hold up the sign. I painted the letters. You can also paint the letters any colour you, but ensure you use a paint that will adheres to plastic. I used Krylon Fusion Spray Paint for Plastic pumpkin orange gloss

 

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Let the paint dry for a few days or as long as the paint direction state.

 

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Then attach letters to rods or sticks that will be stuck in the ground.  I used bamboo sticks and zip ties.

That is it totally easy and a super fun surprise!!! Now you can have a Awesome Surprise for all your friends Birthdays.

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