Sunday, June 3, 2012

Merlotte's Sign

Today we spent a few hours on one of our last projects before our big party.  Last year for our Merlotte's sign we have a big poster printed and hung on the wall.  This year we decided to step it up and try something new.  Using the Poster software from the Cardboard Cutouts, we printed the Merlottes sign template big enough to fit 1 sheet of foam board that we bought at Walmart.

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps
This is the template we used.  Cut off the white border around the edges of each piece.  Use Modge Podge to glue your template to the foam board.  We also added a strip of red ribbon to the bottom of the sign.  Once all pieces are glued down, coat the entire board with Modge Podge to seal.




True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps
Template pieces

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ NorthmansParty Vamps


True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps
Top coat of Modge Podge
After the Modge Podge has dried, cut off any excess foam board from around the edges.  

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps

We wanted our sign to light up, so we used green and clear Christmas lights.  On the front of the sign, use your lights to mark where you want them to be placed.  After marking, use a small nail to punch through the foam board, making a small hole to put the light bulbs through the back.

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps

Once all of the lights are in place, use some tape to secure any excess lights and wires to the back of the sign and you're done!  

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps

True Blood Party Merlottes Decor @ Northmans Party Vamps

Merlotte's Bar and Grill is open for business in NC!
















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