Before I was ready to work on the banner, I had to get all my supplies ready ahead of time. I ordered some shower curtain liners (fabric) online through Amazon. I have decided I am going to make a navy sign and a black sign from me, and hang one on the Midway Park side of Lejeune, and the other one on the Tarawa Terrace side of the main gate. Plus, I ordered a white curtain for my class to decorate. We are going to make the hand print flag I have made for the past three years, but take it to the next level by letting the kids sign their names with a sharpie, and write a giant "Welcome Home Heroes" to the top of the sign. I can't wait to start that project together!
Back to the topic of making my banner. I have been tinkering around on the computer to design my signs, and once I was all ready I printed the letters out in giant font. I laid the letters out on the shower curtain, cut out the letters, and then stenciled them with a white crayon.
Then I was all set to work on painting with the other wives down at the USO. It took forever since I had to do the work on the floor, but it was fun to work in the company of the other families, and chow down on some free Girl Scout cookies! I ended up painting about half of my base white coat, so that the other colors will really pop on top of the white. I am going to leave you with some progress shots, and I am hoping I will have my two banners finished a week from now!