I had picked up these cute wooden pirate pieces at the Dollar Tree (3 different ones per package). I knew I wanted to use them to create signs for decorations for my son’s party. I was hoping to find a piece of drift wood at the beach, but no luck. So I ripped up some cardboard, pulled out the sharpies and hot glue gun and voilà – inexpensive pirate signs/decorations. After the picture was taken, I also carefully singed the sides with a lighter and rubbed dirt on it to make it look old and rustic and less like cardboard. I hung them up in the yard with some twine. My son thought they were great!