It’s been a very long time since I created any new designs for my etsy shop!
This ‘Home Sweet Home’ wreath actually came to be because of a special request from one of the gals at my Post Office. With as frequently as I am there shipping orders fro my etsy shop; they have asked ‘what I do’. I gave them business cards so they could see my signs in my etsy shop.
One of the gals came across something on Pinterest that she wanted to replicate, and was asking for my advice on how to do so. It was a wreath with ‘home sweet home’ in the middle (like this!) on some old wood slats.
As I was telling her how to do it, it occurred to me that it would be much easier to SHOW her how to do it. I invited her to come over to my place where I can SHOW and tell her how to do it. I already had a stencil very similar to the wreath she wanted, but I could NOT find a stencil anywhere that resembled what she wanted.
Sooooooo, I turned to my ‘go to’ stencil gal, Amie from ScrappinAlong and had her custom make the ‘Home Sweet Home’ stencil to my specifications.
By the way, through July 6th, she is offering a 30% discount on all stencil orders. If you are in need of any stencils, NOW is the time to buy them!!
I had her size the ‘Home Sweet Home’ stencil to fit the center of a wreath stencil I already had, but of course it can be used alone too. I was just using up whatever pre-painted scraps of wood I had on hand, and added the flourishes to fill the extra space.
She also designed this sign per my request; to go with the crowns I have in my booth at Stars.
The crown stencil for it is also available. Since I’m talking about custom stencils, I may as well tell you about this one that Amie designed for me too!
It has a stencil of “… and God bless” then the entire alphabet in the same font so you can personalize the sign with any name.
What do you think about the ROUND ‘Home Sweet Home’ wreath sign?? It was a bit of an afterthought . . . I’m kind of undecided on whether or not I like it round. I was also thinking about a rounded one with a more scalloped edge around the leaves?? Just trying to come up with something new! I’m starting to get a little bored with making the same signs over and over again!
For the Portland area locals, Stars IS open this holiday weekend and on Monday, July 4th; 11am – 6pm.
As always, my booth is crammed full of goodies!!