“Home” Wooden License Plate

I have been seeing a lot of “Home” signs on Pinterest where the “O” in home is the state that you live in, and thought to myself that would be fun to make! We have lots of sign options but decided to use our Wooden License Plate (#62809) for this project.

You will only need a few supplies to create this sign. I went on the web to find state shapes and printed out the state of Oregon and then sized it to fit the lettering from theĀ  “Home Home Home” stencil that is from the FolkArt Stencil Value Pack Phrases (#71932).

Paint your surface with Americana Decor Chalky Paint in Relic (#15407). Let it dry and then apply Americana Decor Crackle Medium (#72005) and let it dry completely. Then paint your top color with Americana Decor Chalky Paint in Timeless (#15103). Make sure to not over work the paint, try to go in one continuous direction. If you have a few think areas where a brush stroke shows, that is ok, you are going for an aged rustic look. Let your background dry completely.

Once your background is dry, trace on the H, M, E, and the state shape. I outlined all of these first with the Identi Pen (#70830) and then filled the shapes in with DecoArt Americana Lamp Black (#13067).

Finish with your favorite varnish.

That is pretty much it for this project. I now just have to find a ribbon to run through the cutouts to hang this on my wall.

These would make great Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Happy Painting!

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