A Hometown Sign for the College Girl

7:51:00 AM

This year my youngest daughter leaves for college.

stenciled long island sign
As we prepared for her departure... you know bedding, toiletries, microwave, refrigerator...

She asked me to make her a sign. 

Yes she did!

A hometown sign.  I couldn't have been happier. 

So I got to work creating a wooden canvas. I attached 2 pieces of 1x4's using paint sticks, wood glue, and nails.

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I painted the wood with a chalky grey paint front and back. 

wooden sign canvas

I used my Silhouette machine to make a stencil then stenciled the letters onto the wood using a navy blue craft paint. 

Long Island lettering on a wooden sign

Next using a nautical stencil I added a couple of beachy designs to each side of the sign. 

Nautical stencils

In case you don't know Long Island, NY sticks out into the ocean and we are luckily enough to have some great beaches all around us. 

So now along with the car full of things we have to bring to college, she will have a great hometown sign to hang on her wall reminding her of where she comes from. 

Wooden Long Island Sign

I'm so glad she asked me to make this sign for her. 
I'm really going to miss this kid!

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  1. How sweet is it that she wanted a home town sign? She sounds like a great kiddo! And lucky, too, that she has such a creative and talented mom! I'm an east coaster by birth and love/miss the beaches there. Love your sign!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home


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