STEP 2: Print out your name or whatever word you’re using and cut the letters out to make a stencil. Use painters’ tape to adhere it to your sign.
STEP 3: If you haven’t already, brainstorm a list of things your family enjoys or has in common. We included favorite vacation spots, foods, and special memories.
STEP 4: Write your memories inside the stencil using your paint pen. The bigger your wood, the more you’ll be able to write. I got a lot less on my sign than Karah was able to.
STEP 5: Remove stencil and distress sign using sandpaper…more about that later.
STEP 6: If you like, make a couple of fabric roses and glue in place.
So adorable and personal!
I just read your conversation with your hubby out loud to mine! Dying laughing!! He totally gets your hubby’s line of thinking!!
I have had way too many convos with my Hubzy like that! He doesn’t even ask any more.
That is so cute Amy! My husband doesn’t understand half of the stuff I do when crafting. I can totally relate! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
So, so fun! You know I love the project. Thank you so much for the shout out. I’m sharing this on my facebook page. 🙂
Lauren Johnson says
Very cute! And it looks like it didn’t take a whole “Latta” time. 😉 haha couldn’t resist!
Also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! http://www.happilymotherafter.com/2012/05/versatile-blogger-award.html
Our Pinteresting Family says
Adorable idea! It turned out great. Megan
What fun idea!! Love the idea of adding words or things that your family loves. And the convo with the hubby, we have had that same one over and over. Yeah, mine doesn’t ask anymore either. When other people ask him what I’m doing (like my father in law) “Heck if I know” is his standard reply.ha,ha.
What’s really sad is when your 12 year old son starts asking you the same thing.
Six Sisters says
Oh my goodness, this is so cute! Such a fun new spin on “family name” art! We were laughing so hard at that conversation you had with your husband about the distressed paint. It’s so true! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters
Ohhhh..gonna try this!!!!
Tutus & Tea Parties says
What a unique way to stencil! I love the writing for each letter.
Have you heard about our Craftastic Competition? I’d love for you to enter in it! Lots of prizes to be won too!