Creating Your Own Custom Lawn Sign

There is no doubt that as you drive around your town, you see a lot of signs everywhere you go. Signs serve a very important purpose: they provide important and concise information to the viewer. Thus signs are used for advertising, informational, and even safety purposes. It’s not just businesses that use signs, either. You can have your own sign right in your very own yard. Depending on what sort of message or information you are trying to convey, you might even create your own sign. When creating a sign on your own, you will want to think about a few things: the type of sign to use, the location of the sign, its design, and whether to make it yourself or have a professional print it for you.

Type of Sign

One of the first things that you will want to consider is the type of lawn sign that you want. Do you want something that is 2-sided and can stand on its own, like a sandwich board sign? Would you rather stick a post or picket in the ground and have a sign attached to it? Is your sign going to be bigger and need posts on either side to support it? The actual type of sign that you use will depend on how big you want your sign to be. The size will also help determine how much room you have for wording. Write down what your sign will be used for and a few different ways of phrasing what you want to say. Then consider what type of sign will best suit your needs.


Where your sign is actually going to be placed is also a very important matter. In fact, the location might even help you decide the size and type of sign that you want to create. If you intend your sign to be seen by as many people as possible, you will likely have it somewhere in your front yard. Try to choose a place where the sign can clearly be seen for as long as possible by passersby. You might also check with your city or even homeowners’ association to make sure that you are allowed to place your sign where you intend to.


When you create your own sign, the design is going to be very important. You want to choose coloring and pictures that stand out to anyone who sees it. At the same time, you don’t want to overburden your sign with too many pictures or too many words. You should sit down and come up with a few different designs. Have someone else look at your designs and see which ones are most appealing. Then go with the design that you think works best.

Self-Made or Professional?

After you have your sign created by hand or by a computer, you can choose to print it yourself or have a professional do it. If you are limited with your equipment and paper, it can be beneficial to have your sign printed by a professional. You should still be able to use your design, but have it printed on professional quality paper by professional quality machines.

When you decide to put up your own lawn sign, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. To create your sign, consider the type of sign you need, the location, its design, and whether or not to have a professional print it out for you. Hopefully you end up with the right-sized sign that clearly conveys exactly the message you want it to.

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