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How To Make Your Own Acrylic DIY Sign

Acrylic signs are a great addition to any event and are commonly used for parties and ceremonies. They are exceptionally popular because of how easy they are to do yourself and they can be completed with minimal resources. Take a look at why you should make your own DIY sign and the best ways to do so:

When Would You Use Acrylic Signs?

As stated above, acrylic signs can be a staple addition to any event. They are great for weddings and parties as an entrance piece and can even be used to inform attendees on important announcements such as schedules, seating arrangements and party rules. Or, if you don’t have a specific event for your sign, many of our customers actually use acrylic as signs for their company signage or even a house sign that fixes onto exterior walls.

Benefits Of Creating Your Own Acrylic Signs

Creating your own acrylic sign can come with a number of different benefits! Not only is it a fun DIY project that you can do easily by yourself, but it can create such a great impact on your event. Although it would be easier to get a business to do the whole sign for you, it could be risky and less cost-effective if you don’t like the finished design and have to redo the whole process again. When creating the sign yourself, you can get cut-to-size material from companies like us at Cut Plastic Sheeting, so you can easily map out where you want your text and imagery to go before you commit to putting it on the whole piece.

Choosing the right material for your sign

There are a couple of things you need to consider when selecting what material to use for your occasion, including the size, colour scheme and location. Acrylic perspex is a durable and versatile material to use and it has great product specifications which means it can be used in both internal and external environments. It can be laser cut to any shape and can come in a variety of different colours. Some other key specifications of clear acrylic are: 

  • Lightweight and impact resistant
  • Shatterproof
  • UV resistant 
  • Low moisture absorption rate
  • Easy to clean

Overall, acrylic is the go-to choice for DIY signage. There are three types of acrylic sheets that are commonly purchased when doing a DIY sign: clear acrylic, opal frosted acrylic and white acrylic due to their timeless and aesthetic look.

How To Order Cut-to-Size Acrylic Panels?

Ordering your cut-to-size acrylic panel could not be easier with us at Cut Plastic Sheeting. Simply search through our range of acrylic coloured sheets and decide which one best suits your colour scheme. You can purchase samples to ensure it’s what you are looking for. Then, enter your dimensions into our instant online calculator and select whether you require any optional extras such as drilled holes, polished edges or cutouts. Drilled holes are especially good if you are looking to fix the sign onto a wall.

How To Apply Your Text Or Graphics?

There are a number of different ways you can apply your personalised text or graphics to your acrylic panel and your choice comes down to your resources and expertise. The most popular ways to complete your personalized sign are:

  • Paint Pens: If you have great calligraphy skills, paint pens can be quick and easy to use and if you make a mistake, they can also be easy to remove before it dries. 
  • Tracing: Select a deign you can trace text instead of going freehand using paint pens. 
  • Vinyl: If you have a circuit machine you can make the design online and then print it out onto vinyl. Then simply place the design onto your acrylic sheet
  • Digital Printing Service: For a premium finish, you can use our digital printing service and we can put the text on your cut to size panel. Use free tools like canva to design your artwork and we can easily digitally print it for you.

For more information on Acrylic, Perspex, MDF, Dibond and Polycarbonate please visit our Guide and Blog sections of the website.


Cut Plastic Sheeting are based on the south Coast in Ivybridge, Devon UK. We have a full manufacturing facility which enables us to offer Cut To Size Acrylic as well as Cut To Size MDF. Shop our full range of products, including our Clear Acrylic, coloured acrylic and more recent MDF Wood Sheet ranges.


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Post By Cerys Furnival

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