First, the easy part. Decide on a word or short phrase. Since I am of French descent, and I bake my own bread, I thought the French word for a bread baker would be fun. BOULANGERIE it was!
I wanted my finished product to be lightweight, not a thick piece of wood that would need to somehow be affixed to my wall, many feet up. So I turned to my old friend, foam board (also called foam core board). It comes in black or white. I purchased 5 inch stencils and used paint and good quality colored pencils that I had.
Total Time: 3 hours, including dry time