The hall in my new apartment has two non-descript doors: a bathroom and a linen closet. I wanted to make a sign to put on the bathroom door so guests wouldn’t have to wonder. My original plan was to make a “WC” sign, but then I saw this post over on How About Orange, and couldn’t resist trying the technique.
I wanted the shapes to be classic, so I found a picture of a restroom sign online and printed it out in the size I wanted. Since it’s a big door, I made them slightly oversized. I also chose a couple of scrap pieces of fabric from my stash.
I sprayed the fabric with Stiffen Stuff, which I bought at Michaels with a 40% off coupon that I printed off their website.
The bottle says it will dry in about an hour, but I let that much time elapse and it was still soaked. The bottle gives 2 options for quicker drying: hair dryer and microwave. I nuked each piece for 30 seconds, and they were dry and stiff.
Next, I traced my patterns on to the stiffened fabric.
I was worried that after all of that work, they wouldn’t stick to my door. But about 30 seconds with a medium hot iron (always moving it), and they were stuck!
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