I found these rusty looking metal 9″ letters on clearance at Joann’s last week. It was slim pickens and they didn’t have a “v” so I bought a second “a” and used a grinder to cut the middle out and turned it upside down, lol – where there’s a will there’s a way (dog with a bone, right Marsha)! I bought a pine 1″x8″x6′ board from Lowe’s and used some left over outdoor paint and stain I already had to paint it. I was hoping the upholstery nails I bought would go through the metal but of course not just bent the heck out of them, lol. I had to pre-drill some holes then nailed the letters to the board. The board was about $10 and the letters were about $1 each – not too shabby for less than $20. I love how it turned out! Gettin’ ready for my Harvest Party!