Luckily, I had small dowels left over from my daughter's wedding....3 years ago. Remember the ribbon wands? I also had an aluminum tray leftover from Thanksgiving. The original instructions called for making the words with a very sharp pencil, but I'd bought a set of letters for engraving on furniture and my daughter used those instead.
The last step is to wrap them around the dowel and glue them into place.
We think they turned out to be adorable and it was super easy!
Now the patrons on the patio will know what they are looking at!