Projection Method

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There are over 800 template designs in those 2 boxes

Chose a design,  We attach our designs to a 3″ x 5″ note card & file them alphabetically
Opaque Projector available at many hobby and craft stores
Opaque Projector available at many hobby and craft stores

 
Place the design in an opaque projector, face down.

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Aaron Costic tracing a template using a projector

Cut a 20″ x 40″ piece of template paper.

Tape the template paper to the wall.  Be sure it fits nicely within the edges of the paper
Turn off the lights, & trace the design using a magic marker.

You can modify this method for use with an overhead projector-
Print the design on transparency paper & then project onto the template paper using an overhead projector