We got this cake set several years ago. It’s also been several years since my kids have put it away in the box:) We actually have a toy bin that we just put all the food toys in, so I put the box up on a shelf knowing that one day I would use it for another project. Today was the day!
I flipped it over and sanded down the bottom and sides. Then, I painted them all black.
After that dried, I cover the bottom (soon to be front of the sign) with a piece of black chalkboard vinyl, trimmed it down to size and added the rest of the colored vinyl. I covered it for a couple of reasons. First, I really like the texture of chalkboard vinyl and thought it would look good with the design. Second, since I really like the size and shape of the box, when St. Patrick’s is over, I can just peel off the chalkboard vinyl (with all the colored vinyl attached) and start with a blank slate. I love that it looks like a thick, chunky sign!