What you need:
- A piece of mdf or plywood (something light!), mine is 20 inches wide by 42 inches high
- graphite tracing paper
- acrylic - i used cream, black and red, but I think other color schemes would look great, too!
- a pen
this template. I made it in Indesign (so I could make it large enough) and then chopped it up to print on my home printer on 8.5 x 11 sheets. Then I stitched them back together and taped the pieces to make one big template.
Use a small paint brush and the black paint to fill in the letters. Don't fill in the "o" in Rudolph with black! Paint the whole thing red. After it dries, smudge a bit of black around the edge and add the white shine.
Add tacks/finishing nails and twine to the back and hang.