This sign measures approximately 12"x16". I've painted it black and used professional quality white permanent vinyl that is water resistant for the lettering. Mine has been on my covered porch in Utah (meaning very cold, wet winters, and very hot, dry summers) for about 5 years and I haven't lost any of the vinyl lettering yet! I use coordinating ribbon you can use to hang it but it may not match the picture exactly depending on availability. This sign will take me about 10 days to create before it's ready to ship. As always, shipping is free.