Next, I made stencils for a word I wanted to use in my backyard. I used the My Own Topher font from Kevin and Amanda's free scrapbook fonts. You can download it here my-own-topher. I made my stencils by typing one letter at a time on a word document and using 330 font size. (I typed 330 in where I usually scroll down to a number.) I printed the letters on cardstock and then cut them out (leaving small extra pieces where necessary).
Next came the brown craft paint.
Then a little touch up where the stencil had caused gaps:
The last step was sanding. Here it is out in my backyard waiting to be hung up. Now to talk my husband into drilling screws for me on the brick wall :).