see instructions here... I dusted off my Silhouette and picked out a font that was bold enough to see the sign from the street. I used red, white and blue vinyl and painted the background black (so it matches my post) and painted the wood star red. I'm not a real glitter fan... but I decided I wanted the star to sparkle (you can't see it in the picture ~ but it's beautiful when the sun hits it!). I attached the star with E6000 glue added the I hooks and it was ready to go!