I needed a sign hanging out over the sidewalk to catch the eyes of the Trick-or-Treaters - not like they won't see the cannon, pillory, 15' Kraken monsters, or mermaid, but what the he$$?
This was a quick, low-cost project -
Back at the computer, design your lettering using various fonts (in this case I used "Old English") and printed it out to size on 4, 8.5"x11" sheets taped together.
Part 2: How to Transfer the Lettering from Paper to Wood
There are many techniques for transferring your printed lettering onto the wood board. You could cut out each letter and trace the holes, you could use a projector, etc., etc., I needed the trusty old method - Spray Paint!
If you've never done this - it's almost too simple to explain:
Spray paint the back of the paper with a liberal coat of matte black spray paint and let dry.