1.) What is it made of?
The rocket is made of cardboard, ductape, and fabric scraps. The stars are white copy paper. The border was “last years” and I just flipped it over and used the white side.
1.) How did you get the lights to stay on there?
The board is covered with black fabric and I used clear pushpins on each side of the rope light to put it into place. Tip: Let your lights warm up BEFORE trying to attach them. The slight amount of heat they produce makes them more flexible and they will be easier to guide and form. If you look in the bottom left you will see a small black cord coming out. It’s a tiny extension cord that is tucked under the rocket. The rocket is actually sitting off the board about 4 inches. I taped two or three small cardboard boxes to the back to make it stand out and all all of the cord stuff to be tucked under the fabric behind it. It’s amazing what staples over fabric can do to hold a cord in place!
2.) What fonts are those?
I’m addicted to fonts. There, I admit it. Fonts are like potato chips… you can’t have just one. I collect free fonts. I save them. I use them. I never, ever remember their names. I went through my list today and attempted to recreate the title of the board and have made a PDF for anyone to download and print. I purposely typed the words out of order so that you could easily load your paper with printer and then certain words would be certain colors.
I hope this isn’t too late for some of you who emailed asking me about the fonts. I feel like I should make some space pun about launching into a new year… but I’m still exhausted from the week. Enjoy your weekend!