I don’t know about you, but as I sit down to write up this post, I am watching the snow fall outside. If it continues for very long, we are going to have ourselves quite a bit of snow. It’s coming down pretty good. I wish I could head off to Hawaii and warm up right about now, but that isn’t an option, so this DIY Aloha Sign will just have to do.
I made this sign for my mom as a Christmas gift. A few years ago, after my dad had passed away, she moved to Hawaii to go to school. I know that she loved her time there, so I decided for her Christmas gift this last year, that I would make her something to remind her of Hawaii.
I love the look of cursive words like my Hello and Eat, so I decided to go with cursive. I got out my pencil and a big sheet of paper and I drew these letters. I wrote the word, and then I took my pencil and it drew the lines around the word, where I wanted the wood to be cut. Once I had it drawn up, I took it into The Wood Connection and had them cut it out for me. I believe it was cut from 1/2″ or 3/4″ pine. Once I had it, I painted the entire piece white, and then I painted over the top with Caribbean Blue.
Once I had all the paint on, I of course took some sandpaper to it. I distressed the edges, and also the top a little bit. I love they way it lets the white paint show through.
My mom was pretty excited about receiving this as a gift. She called me a couple of days after the family party to let me know where she put it up in her house, and that she loved it. I was so glad that the color I used what a good one.