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DIY Ornaments Ready to Ship from Etsy


Do-it-Yourself Ornaments from Atlas Signs and Plaques are available on Etsy

DIY Christmas OrnamentsEtsy is a wonderful marketplace for buyers and sellers of artistic goods and materials, like our signs and plaques, and now DIY ornaments. If you love handmade and handcrafted as much as we do, you have to check it out.

Atlas is now making holiday ornaments available to DIY enthusiasts and crafters. They are made of the same HDU sign foam that is the base material of every sign and plaque that Atlas creates.

We make some of these most every year before the holiday season. Do-it-Yourself Ornaments are limited in quantity and are only available to our Etsy friends. Ornaments are usually 3-6 inches, detailed, and in some interesting shapes.

Do-it-Yourself ornaments are easy to complete. Use latex paints (like we all did in the finished examples), or oil paints, dyes, glitter, foils, or pretty much anywhere your mind goes. HDU is a terrific base material for decorative items.

DIY Hoot Owl OrnamentTo hang, all you have to do is drill a hole and use string or wire.

Since HDU is so easy to work with, you could use the ornaments to make an ornament tree, or a totem, or a mobile. Endless ideas for the creative mind.

All Made in the USA of domestic materials.

How To Make Your Own DIY Signs and Address Plaques

DIY Address Plaque for the Mountain HomeAtlas Signs and Plaques does the hard part of cutting and shaping the raw sign for you. You DIY complete the plaque and save lots of money in the process

You receive your address plaque unfinished and ready to complete with common available materials. In other words, you get to do the fun stuff; Playing with paints, gold leaf, brushes, inks, epoxies, etc, etc. Fun! Fun!

DIY American Craftsman Address PlaqueAtlas makes it possible for you create DIY Signs. Address Plaques, Gift Plaques, Wedding and Anniversary Plaques, Memorial Plaques, No Soliciting Signs, Privacy Signs, Military Plaques, and so many more, Whew! Actually there is no limit to what you can do when you begin your home improvement project with Atlas Signs and Plaques. Feel free to get carried away. Make it a family project, have a contest, or hide in the basement and keep the joy to yourself (until everyone “goes ape” at your imaginative wonder).

Whether you give as a gift or finish for your own home. You have the artistic freedom to create your vision without limitations. You can go mild to wild. You make all the decisions.

DIY Pet Memorial plaqueIn addition to the unfinished signs and plaques shown in the Uncoated Category, any sign or plaque in  entire line-up is available to the Do-It-Yourself enthusiast.

These DIY Plaques are made from 30 pound Polyurethane (HDU) Foam Board. This is the same material that Atlas utilizes for metal coated plaques and has some major advantages over other common sign products. HDU:

  • Lasts much longer than wood.
  • Closed Cell Structure- Won’t absorb anything
  • Will not crack, rot or peel from outside exposure
  • Cuts with tools that cut wood.
  • Carbon footprint = 3:1. Rapidly Renewable Materials = 23.9%. No VOC’s, Non-Toxic, Totally Inert, and no Carcinogens. Made in the USA.

Do it Yourself No Soliciting SignsUse latex paints, enamels, gold leaf, colored epoxies, whatever your heart’s desire. Have a custom design cut, get it two sided, or want another size of this sign? We can do that too. Please email us.

We are certain that a masterpiece awaits your artistic hand. DIY Signs and Plaques are a fun and easy way to dress up your home and business.

Atlas Signs Delivers the First of Thousands of DIY Plaques and Signs

First DIY Address Plaque delivered by Atlas Signs and Plaques

A milestone has been reached. Atlas Signs and Plaques celebrates the shipment of the first DIY Address Plaque.

Why are the nice folks at Atlas so happy? Think about how proud you were when you could show off the first dollar that you really earned. Maybe you saved it for a while, but took a photo the dead president before you blew the buck on candy and cigarettes. Yep, kinda like that. Firsts should always be celebrated.

Atlas has been creating beautiful metal coated plaques for some time now, but recently decided to answer the call of some creative DIY enthusiasts who wished to have Atlas complete their personalized plaque right up the the finish stage.

As you might imagine, uncoated signs are becoming a real hit with homeowners.  Doing it yourself is easy, saves money, and makes your plaque completely personalized.

In the photo above. From the left is Amber, Happy (helping to hold the plaque steady while sporting a wide grin) Janey, Lou, and Lisa.