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Post by rthling on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:52 am

I learned the hard way last year that my PPF prices needed to vary, depending upon the venue. My sister suggested color coding my menu board so I could do just that, and have a key to put the prices on.

So yesterday I finally finished it, and, thanks to the motivation of the upcoming fest this weekend having rain in the forecast, I actually made it water resistent, too!

First, I laminated the photos, then attached them to color card stock for price indication. Then I applied velcro to the back of the photos. After I created a water resistent pouch out of a clear shower curtain and grommets, I stuck the pics in the pouch, hung it up with zip ties to my handy dandy PVC frame. Next I laminated the price key so I could write on it with dry erase markers and affixed it to my menu board, and....

*POOF*

Here she is!



I'm so proud!
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Post by Astrid on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:56 am

wow very nice, I really need to do one myself, that looks awesome!!
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:28 pm

That's a good idea. I should do that with my new menus too. Perry does the A B thing....hmm. I was thinking of having laminated restaurant type menus but I could have them color coded and then just post the price instead of print it.

Good job.

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Post by squiggle on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:28 pm

I do that with the small stickers that you buy for garage sales... I laminate all my pics, then put a colored sticker and the number of the design written on the sticker onto the picture itself. Then I have a big sign that says what each color code price is. I have several of these color code price signs so I can change them out. I have the laminated pics velcroed onto the banners which are waterproof as well.
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Post by barbb919 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:56 am

how did you make the shower curtian pouches
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Post by rthling on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:55 pm

Sorry it took so long to reply, Barb!

I bought a cheap clear shower curtain, folded it far enough so that the pouch I was making would fit my pictures, lined up the holes at the top and inserted grommets. Then I cut off the excess, folded up the bottom twice, cut small holes and inserted grommets on the bottom. Next I put velcro tabs on the back of each picture and placed them in the pouch, adhered to the plastic shower curtain, then folded the raw edge of the pouch over twice and taped it with clear tape. (I used tape, so I could switch out pics without destroying the pouch.

Does that make sense at all?

I attached the whole pouch to my PVC banner stand with zip ties at the top and bottom.
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Post by Luvs to paint on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:17 am

just make sure you don't leave it out in the car trunk or someplace hot like I did. The tape goes "gummy", or at least mine did. took me forever to pull all the gummy tape off and clean the plastic.
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Post by Becky521 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:54 am

Color coding! Doh! Now why didn't I think of that! Simply brilliant! Your display board looks AWESOME by the way! cheers
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Post by rthling on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:21 am

Thanks! And Lori, I haven't tried this yet, but I am assuming the 99% isopropyl alcohol I'm using with my glitter tattoos would wipe off that gummy tape mess pretty well, considering how great it does at cleaning body glue residue. Just a theory, but I've got it in mind for my next sticky mess.
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Post by Schminkerlitzchen on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:02 am

Cool, that was my idea for a new board too. I would put some colored points at my photos, for pricing and put the fotos in a card holder. This ones which has many plastic sheets to put fotos in. Hope you will understand what I mean. So I can change the fotos, I think its easier than my book that I use yet.
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Post by Luvs to paint on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:22 am

I had mine color coded too... and each one individually priced... but there are ALWAYS folks who walk up and ask... "how much is the face painting?".... it's on the board!

Mine used to be divided up as $4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. I'm seriously considering having them all either $5 for simpler, and $10 for more involved. eliminate the need for 1 dollar bills.
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Post by vegas mom on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:23 am

One thing that I learned from cocktailing is that usually that 1 or 2 dollar change most of the time ends up in a tip jar...Its ez access and a pain usually to put away just like coins.
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Post by vegas mom on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:25 am

ps love the display board with the pvc...Did you use the thinner pipe or the sk 90 with the thicker plastic?
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Post by rthling on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:02 am

vegas mom wrote:One thing that I learned from cocktailing is that usually that 1 or 2 dollar change most of the time ends up in a tip jar...Its ez access and a pain usually to put away just like coins.



I know! That is an awesome revelation!

Not sure about the pipe thickness. Just went to Lowe's and bought the size suggested by Lauri on her thread. Hold on... lemme find it.

http://www.facepaintforum.com/t4668-ask-lauri-about-her-banner-stand-from-the-newsletter
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