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Week 28 {tiny paintings project}

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Where would you want to hang a “Take a Number Sign?”  No need to be curt.  Make your numbers intriguing.  Then it’s more like “Ooooh, you get to take a shiny, pretty number!”



Or, get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper, and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.

This art is only for your personal use, and may not be reproduced.  And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.


FIG. 1 Supplies:  Corrugated cardboard, cardstock (I used a manila file folder), craft knife, ruler, scissors, hole punch, washi tape, decorative paper, bone folder, pencil, hole reinforcements, glue, printout, and Command wire hooks.

FIG. 2 The wire hooks are deep enough to fit the stack of numbers (close-up view FIG. 13).

FIG. 3 Cut 10 tags from the cardstock, 1 ½” x 3.” Put a strip of washi tape across the top.

FIG. 4 Turn the tape face-down, and fold it back over the front. Press the fold with the bone folder.

FIG. 5 cut a piece of decorative paper the size of the tag. Add a washi tape stripe. Make it shiny and pretty!

FIG. 6 Glue the paper to the tag. Glue the flap down. Add a hole reinforcement. Press it flat and let it dry.

FIG. 7 Punch a hole.

FIG. 8 Cut out the artwork and glue on a number.

FIG. 9 Cut a v-shaped flag bottom.

FIG. 10 Finished tag.

FIG. 11 Cut a piece of corrugated 3 ½” wide x 8” tall. At this point, you could cover it with decorative paper, but I like the craft paper look.  Dry-fit the placement of the hook, and trace around it.

FIG. 12 Cut through the top layers of corrugated and remove them.

FIG. 13 Glue the hook into the hole. You can use that leftover piece of adhesive to attach the sign to the wall.

FIG. 14.  Glue the lettering to another piece of 3 ½” wide cardboard. Glue the cardboard so it just covers the white plastic part of the hook.  Trim the tops, and edges if necessary, so both layers are even.

FIG. 15 Arrange the numbers in order. If you’re giving this sign as a gift, just keep the #0 for yourself. No one will know it’s missing until you need to jump to the front of the line.

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