wooden letters (I got mine from Michaels for about $0.50 each)
spray paint (preferably food safe)
untreated wooden dowels
Start by spray painting the letters. Start with the back and then flip the letters and spray the front. If you're wondering why the 'D' is black and the '&' and 'J' are white, it's because they ran out of each in the opposite color. So, there were no white 'D's and there were no black '&'s or 'J's. Hey, you make do with what you got.