Whatever educational situation you find yourself in, the students in your life are most likely doing at least some of their learning from home. We have decided to actually homeschool for the time being, but even those who are doing virtual learning find themselves turning parts of the house into a classroom. Here’s a little sign I created, “home sweet homeschool,” to try and remind all of us to make the best of the situation.
To make my sign, I actually hand lettered directly onto a wooden sign base from Hobby Lobby. If you want to do the same, you’ll need:
wooden sign base
pencil and eraser
ribbon and scissors
My sign came already whitewashed and with the frame around it, so all I had to do was letter on it. If you have one made of unfinished wood, you’ll want to paint it first and let it dry. Use a ruler to draw two horizontal lines across the sign as guide lines for your writing. I used Faux Calligraphy for the words, “home sweet,” and Rae Dunn Print for, “Home.” (Check out my lettering tutorials or my basic lettering video for more info on writing in those styles.) I recommend penciling in your words to get the positions and centering correct, then tracing over them with the paint pen. When the paint is dry, erase any pencil lines you can still see. Tie a piece of ribbon around the sign’s hanger (optional) to finish it off.
If you find yourself wanting to use my hand lettering instead of your own, here’s another option! I’ve lettered the phrase for you and made it available as a file that you can either print out and frame, or use in an electronic cutting machine!
Just click the link above and download the file in the format of your choice. You can print the file and pop it in a favorite frame, or you can import it into Cricut Design Space and cut it from permanent vinyl, iron on, or any other material you like to help you create another kind of sign.
No matter how you choose to make it, this sweet little “home sweet homeschool” sign will remind you that right now, home is not just where the heart is, it’s where the learning is too! Best of luck in this strange new school year to you and your family! I’d love to see your sign creations and any other projects you’re working on too. Be sure to share them with us in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group. See you there!
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