Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crafting with the Stars

I have been working on a home project that I think would be a perfect entry into Crafting with the Stars @ Sew Dang Cute Crafts. I know there are a ton of entries, but I guess it never hurts to try right? So here is my project that I finished today.

Home is Where the Navy Sends Us.

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There many versions of this sign on the internet and at local craft shows, but I had my own style and taste that I wanted to put into it, and I haven’t seen one like this before, so this is the final product minus where we will be going next!

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I used a nice hard wood that I sanded down and then applied wood stain to. After that dried I cut out a stencil on my Cricut with vinyl and attempted to paint the letters. The letters only stayed in white, so I scratched that plan. I then got some colored vinyl in the colored I wanted and cut out the words. This worked perfectly. After everything was laid out, I applied a thick super glaze epoxy over the top, since I wanted it to be super shiny! I screwed in the eye hooks and ta-da!

Customized Home Made Sign!

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I hope you all enjoyed my project!

 

Peace. Love. Dove.

7 comments:

JulieK said...

Very Cool and so creative!! Great job!

Auntie Em said...

What a wonderful family history keepsake. Thank you for sharing! :)

Nat said...

What a cool idea! My hubby is Army, haven't been stationed yet...but I will have to make one of these! :)

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Wonderful. Should have had this when the Navy moved us around but now we are settled and close to retirement. Bless you and your navy journey.
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Annabelle said...

Another cute project!

Tami B. said...

Hi Cherie,
I just wanted to say thanks for dropping by, saying hi, and leaving me the link for this post. I can see why it is one of your favorites. I have a very soft spot for Navy families (being from the Pensacola area--and having several Navy fly boys in the family...is it any wonder?) Thanks again for stopping by.

Tami B. said...

I didn't realize till I went to look at the project one more time before I left that it was posted on my birthday. Don't know why I felt like I needed to share that with you. (I just thought it was neat.)