Sand & paint plywood
If needed, lightly sand plywood. Apply the blue acrylic paint using a wide artist brust. Use 2 to 3 coats for even coverage. Let dry completely between each coat.
Print off the free template and trim the seam where the 2 pieces of paper come together. With the template taped firmly to the surface, usa a ballpoint pen to carefully trace over the letters, applying firm pressure to leave an indentation. Remove the template.
Fill in letters
Using a small brush, begin filling in the letters of your sign with 2 to 3 coats of white paint. Let dry completely. If needed, lightly sand to even out brush strokes. If desired, use a silver metallic paint pen to follow the faint gray shadow lines that appear on the template.
If desired, make designs on each snowflake with Tacky Glue and sprinkle with Diamond Dust. Adhere a small snowflake to each of the clothespins with hot glue.
Attach hanging wire
About 1" from the edge, insert and secure 2 screw eye hooks at the tops of the sign. Cut a piece of wire about 35" to 40" long. Pull the wire semi-taught, wrap it and secure it around the eyehooks with pliers. Wrap the remaining ends around a pencil to create a spiral. Attach snowflakes on each end.
Attach drying line
For the hooks that will anchor the bottom drying line, measure 1/2" in from the edge of the board and 1" from the bottom of the board. Secure eye hooks in place. Cut a piece of wire about 30" long and wrap and secure to an eye hook. String the silver clothespins onto the wire through the springs. Pull wire taught and secure loose end to the opposite eye hook, cutting off any excess wire.
Add self-stick gems
Add self-stick gems to snowflakes for extra embellishment.