In my usual perusing of Pinterest, I came across several different variations of a sign that said “Home” with the letter O replaced by a wreath. I really liked the idea and wanted to put my own spin on it for my house.
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I purchased chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby for the H, M, and E, and my mom made a boxwood wreath for me using a styromoam wreath base. I originally used some painter’s tape to tape the letters up to my staircase wall and used a thumbtack to hold up the wreath.
My sign looked great for a few weeks, but
I had a piece of 2″ x 6″ wood that my husband cut into two 37″ long pieces. I stained both pieces with dark walnut stain.
My husband then attached two 10″ pieces of wood to support and hold the two boards together. He used his drill and two screws to attach the pieces.
Once the supports were attached, I screwed two eye hooks into the back of the sign using a picture hanging set I purchased at Wal-Mart. I placed each eye hook three inches down from the top and five inches in from each side.
I then used picture hanging wire from the same picture hanging set to create the hanger for the sign. To prevent the screws from scratching the wall, I glued small pieces of felt over each screw head.
For the letters, I had painted chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby with navy blue chalk paint. I attached the H and the E with hot glue first so that I knew the spacing in the front and the back would be the same.
For the wreath and the M, I laid them down on the board so that the spacing was even throughout the word and attached the M with hot glue. For the wreath, I used a thumbtack to hold the wreath up, but also used some additional hot glue to ensure the wreath wouldn’t move around.
I hung the sign up above the landing in our staircase that leads to our main floor. I used Monkey Hook picture hangers to easily hang the sign up on the wall.
I finished this project about two weeks ago, but I still get so excited everytime I walk past it when I come up our stairs. I am so pleased with how it turned out! The stain color matches our floors and the navy blue letters really pop!
If you have any questions or feedback about making this sign, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! If this post has inspired you to make your own “Home” sign, I’d love to see it! Be sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram using @onecraftatatime so I can see what you made!
~ Candace 🙂