When you have a little one in the house, you have a need for a “Please Knock” sign. It seems like the only time people use the doorbell is when Leah is asleep. My husband was making fun of my scrap of paper taped to the doorbell, so I came up with a better solution.
I couldn’t decide between a “Please Knock” and a “No Soliciting” sign, so I combined them into one.
Reasons why I need a no soliciting sign:
- The big scary man who, when I opened the door, the first words out of his mouth were, “Don’t worry, I’m not going to rape you.” WHO SAYS THAT????
- The guy who chalk spray painted an X in front of our house when we told him we didn’t want pest control services. Really?
- The man who, after I did not answer the door, decided to stick around for a while as my 3 year old looked at him through the window. I asked him if he was still there and told him that I did not answer the door to strangers. He proceeded to tell me through the door that his name was Kevin, and now I know him, so I can answer the door. He wouldn’t go away! Kevin, if you ever come to my door again I will be calling the police. You are creepy.
- The man who, after my husband politely refused to fill out our personal information on a “survey”, came back an hour later and doorbell ditched us.
Seriously, WHAT is wrong with people??? Anyway, I don’t know if the crazy solicitors will actually pay attention to the sign, but at least it’s worth a try.
I made the sign out of a wooden plaque that I painted light blue. You can get the plaques at any craft store. The letters are cut out of vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo. To make the pretty design in the middle, I used the free font Bergamot Ornaments. You can get the free cut file here.
Use some transfer tape to transfer the vinyl onto the wooden plaque. If you don’t have a covered porch, you might want to paint over the whole thing with some clear outdoor varnish to protect the paint.
I mounted it on the stucco with some adhesive mounting squares. Cute and functional!
I’m posting this as a part of the Silhouette monthly challenge that Lauren at The Thinking Closet runs. I definitely recommend joining her Facebook group if you own a Silhouette. Email her for more details.
Here’s some more Silhouette awesomeness for you from some of my Silhouette challenge friends: