Silhouette of Japan with a Compass

Our Journey Begins

OKINAWA, JAPAN: A tiny, tropical island with a BIG military community. Home of Kadena Air Force Base, the hub of airpower in the Pacic. A combination of creativity, quick thinking and luck gave rise to Unique Pl8z when Nicole, a military spouse who was relocating to Japan, needed a special way to say “goodbye”.

Nicole knew she could shop for a standard gift, but instead decided to forge something special. She combined her creativity with scrap wood, leftover paint and old license plates to make a beautiful and unique gift for a friend. After moving across the globe, and after receiving lots of requests from friends for custom signs of their own, UNIQUE PL8Z WAS BORN.

Graphic of two license plates
Graphic of two more license plates

Authentic license plates come from places just as unique as the pieces they become:
DONATIONS ● YARD SALES ● CONSIGNMENT SHOPS

Artistic rendering of the words "hand made with love"

Each license plate is washed, sterilized and cut by hand.

Circular badge: Handcrafted By Unique Pl8z

All wood is cut, sanded and branded by hand. Each sign is then painted, distressed and assembled by hand.

Artistic rendering of the front of a Volkswagen "Bus"
Artistic rendering of the hashtag "art for the traveling heart"

PLATES THAT COME FROM ACROSS THE LAND ARE TRANSFORMED INTO ART, CRAFTED BY HAND

WANT TO DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE MILITARY COMMUNITY WITH YOUR OLD PLATES?

"Life is Movement" word art

DONATE THEM TO US! EVERY DONATION HELPS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.

WE WANT TO EMPOWER MILITARY FAMILIES, AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!

The Unique Pl8z Logo
Heart shaped American flag graphic

SUPPORT FROM THE MILITARY COMMUNITY HAS ALLOWED UNIQUE PL8Z TO TURN FROM A HOBBY INTO A BUSINESS, ONE THAT EMPLOYS FELLOW MILITARY SPOUSES AND VETERANS.

For more information on donating your used plates…

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