What makes these pieces the best? They are made out of sturdy sign board (similar to stop sign material) and have a special order clearcoat that puts an exceptional protective coat to withstand extreme weather. They are NOT made of wood / plywood or MDF which can warp / rot and erode over time. This fun piece is handcrafted and hand painted by the artist. She won awards for her work at RIT and is now using her talent to create these really special pieces that immediately add festivity to the occasion.