Welcome Sign/ Seating Chart – Mounting Help!?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

yeah no. how big are we talking here? if you can’t buy a standard sized piece of foam board or something, just go to home depot and tell them what you need it for and they will find you the cheapest/most functional piece of solid STUFF (plywood would probably work, you can paint the back a nice color) to mount it on. They will custom cut it to the exact size you need. Usually the first few cuts are free and then it’s 50 cents after that. Then modge podge that sucker as seen here:

http://www.manmadediy.com/users/bryson/posts/3409-how-to-mount-posters-and-art-to-plywood-for-an-affordable-modern-look

 

ETA: note that modge podge can’t be used with water-based ink. I don’t think staples uses water based ink, but ask. There are other adhesive options available if necessary. There’s some stuff about it in that article. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

jerseygirl28 :  youd need a stiff material (like foam core, or cardboard) and some adhesive spray. It’s not pricey, but it is potentially messy/finicky and still won’t look as nice as the stuff staples makes mounted. But will be way cheaper. 

Post # 4
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47211 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jerseygirl28 :  How large are they? Can you use an Ikea frame? They are very reasonable. Depending on the theme or feel of your wedding, you could also buy a thrift store picture or mirror just for the frame.

Alternatively, if someone in the family has a picture in a frame you like,  remove the pic and borrow the frame.

Post # 5
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9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

What kind of paper are they one? Sticky back or regular? If regular paper use double stick tape onto foamboard, posterboard or wood. Very easy. If sticky back it is a little tricker but I can give you instructions. 

Post # 7
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3874 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I went through the same thing, it was going to cost like $70 at Officeworks to print it onto foamboard, so I just got them to print it as a regular poster for like $16, bought my own foamboard from them for $5, and stuck it on there myself. I used double-sided sticky dots placed around the edge of the poster to stick it down rather than cover it with glue and risk wrinkles. Looked great. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Walmart and Hobby Lobby sell foam board.  You just need some glue and foam board.  Won’t cost much and shouldn’t be too hard to do.  

Post # 9
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580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

jerseygirl28 :  It may be worth your time to buy a new frame (with backing). I made a seating chart for a friend of mine and bought a huge frame (24×36) at Michaels for around $30 with a coupon. It worked out great.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Have you checked the prices at vistaprint.com? I was going to use them but the mounting was included with my invitations. They have better prices on everything I have checked. 

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