To The Moon And Back Painted Sign

I have always loved curling up with my 
little ones and reading the book that made
this phrase so dear to many of us.

“Guess How Much I Love You” is a classic
for our family.  If you have not read it, I
highly recommend it, you can find it 
here on Amazon.

I have a dear friend who is about to be 
a momma again, this time to a baby girl.
I wanted to make her something for 
her pretty nursery and came up with this.
So while my sign is gender neutral as
it is, it is perfect for a sweet baby girl
with some banner love strung above it.
And you know how much I love 
a reason to make a new banner!

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I began by using a piece of scrap wood I
had left over from my Upcycled Sofa Table
and painted it all over with 
Krylon Spray Paint in Ocean Breeze.

Next I gave the edges and surfaces a good
sanding, and chose a lower case stencil
I ordered from Hobby Lobby here.

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Instead of applying the paint directly to the wood 
thru the stencil, I outlined each letter with a pencil.
I liked how the outline gave the letters good
definition when I filled each in with white acrylic
 paint by hand.  I let the sign dry completely,
gave it another good sanding to smooth 
the letters out and age them a bit.

Next I cut out some triangles out of scrap book
 paper and glued them to some pink ric rack.  Using
foam letters to spell out “love you” and a bit of blue
ribbon at the ends, the banner was ready too.
I used some picture hanging wire and two
screw eyes to create a hook on the back.
Now I just have to hope she does not read this 
before I can give it to her!

I cannot think of a more exciting time than 
the arrival of a new little one in the world.

Happy Spring friends, it cannot be
much longer yet right?
For those of you who are still looking 
at snow, hang in there and buy
some cut flowers for inside.  They 
are good for the soul.  Thank you 
for creating with me, xo

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  1. That is just SO pretty ( love the color ) and the banner is just the perfect touch!!! Your friend will be thrilled!

  2. You are such a thoughtful friend! The sign is beautiful. 🙂

  3. Love this! Your friend will adore it!

  4. What a lovely gift!

  5. perfect gift! looks so cute, and the color is really pretty as well

  6. Great book and darling sign! 🙂

  7. The sign is so fun! Love it! And I can't wait til spring. My hubby just surprised me with some flowers from Trader Joe's… you are right… cut flowers are good for the soul!
    I'm a new follower! Have a great week!

    Ashley @

  8. As usual…it's awesome! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great week.
    House on the Way

  9. Looks fantastic, I know sanding wood is simple but it has a huge effect on the overall outcome for an antique type look!

  10. saw your link – this is so adorable! I love that book, & this is perfect! Great job!

  11. I ADORE the sign Tanya! Your friend is going to love it!

  12. It's been quite awhile since I've had the opportunity to read that book to a little one in my home. Such sweet memories. (it's still here on the shelf!) What a darling project you created, Tanya!


  13. Tanya,
    Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see your lovely sign featured!

  14. Oh I love it Tanya! Turned out great!! 🙂

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