I started with a 24" x 7" board. Cut tags out of really thin wood that I bought at a craft store.
Painted the board and tags.
Drilled holes in the tags.
Put the vinyl lettering on, tied knots at the end of jute and fed through the holes.
Put the vinyl on the board, and hammered in tack nails. On the other board I made, I used horse shoe nails - LOVE the horse shoe nails.