Post # 1
I’m two weeks away from my wedding and about to tackle my last project – The Welcome Sign and Seating Chart, I already purchased them from vendors via etsy and now I just need them printed up. My original thought was to have Staples print them like a poster, I spoke with the associate at staples today – I would need to get the welcome sign mounted since it will be proped up on an easle – THEY WANT $55! and they are suggesting I get the other one mounted as well at $75 I cant justify spending that much money – how hard is it to self mount? did anyone else do this? any tips?! what would I need?!
I already have purchased the signs and really do want to use them – I also dont have any other options for the seating chart either
Post # 2
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:
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
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
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
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 # 6
julies1949 : catskillsinjune : theatrejulia : beckybee787 :
Thank you for the responses …. My welcome sign is about 20 x 30 and my seating chart is about 24 x 32
I have a frame already for the seating chart but no glass or back insert I was planning on having the chart mouted and adherting to frame untl they quoted me that price!
Post # 7
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
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
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
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.