Anchored In Christ Wood Sign {DIY}

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I wanted to share with you how I made this fun wood nautical sign – for under $20!  I am our Stake Young Women Camp Director (for girls age 12-18).  This year our theme is Anchored in Christ. I wanted a large wood sign that I could use to promote our theme at all our planning meetings.  This sign can easily be changed to say was ever you want 🙂

I started by purchasing this cedar fencing at the home improvement store.  You only need 3 boards.wood anchor sign 7

 

Its cheap and rustic – just what I wanted!!wood anchor sign 8

 

We  (my husband cut and I watched) cut them into 3 foot pieces, 6 total.  We cut the little angled pieces off the end so they were all flush.IMG_7361

Then we cut (2) 1″x 2″ pieces of wood slightly shorter than the sign.  I put wood glue along the boards and then screwed the 1″ x 2″ boards in as pictured.  Let dry.

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I bought a dark gray stain and stained the front.  Because I can’t draw or write pretty, I cut the words on my vinyl cutter and made a stencil.  I stenciled the words in white paint. wood anchor sign

I found an anchor outline on the internet and blew it up really big.  I printed it off in sections and then taped it together.  Yes, pathetic – why can’t I just draw!

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Once all the pieces were taped together, I cut out the anchor.wood anchor sign 3

Then I drew around it with white pencil.  All that was left was to paint in the lines (I can kind of do that) with white paint.

wood anchor sign 4I added some rope along the sides.  This was my display for our first leader meeting where we kicked off the theme.  I love all things Nautical, in case you were wondering 🙂

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  1. Robert Dunford says:

    Dear Amanda,

    I love your board/sign, “Anchored in Christ.” My son and daughter-in-law were asked to speak on this subject, sharing their experiences after brain tumor surgery, at a Girl’s Camp in Athens, Georgia this past summer. I later video-taped their presentation and was searching for an appropriate title when I came across your sign.

    My purpose in writing is to ask if I may have your permission to use your photo of your theme as part of the title to their presentation. It probably won’t be shown an Cannes, but would make a nice addition to their story wherever it may be viewed.

    I would very much appreciate permission to use your photo.

    Thank you for considering this request,

    Rob Dunford
    rrdunford@gmail.com
    770-624-6924

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