Fall is one of my favorite season and what a better way to prepare than to make this adorable Fall Sign inspired by some of my recent patina projects with a little whimsy touch!
Supplies I Used
- Wood board of your choice: I used a 12″ x 48″ scrap wood from my local lumbar store, Falveys in Albia, Iowa.
- Wooden letters from Hobby Lobby: I grabbed F, A, and 2 L’s.
- 4 Scrapbook papers in your choice: I used the following Love nest (this reminded me of my Patina projects), Distressed Teal Rebel, French Kiss Script and Botanical Collection “My Darling”.
- Mod Podge, E6000, Hot glue gun and hot glue
- Dixie Belle’s VooDoo Gel Stain in Black Magic
- Paint brushes, scissors, and pen or pencil, mister
- Sand paper or Sand block
- Optional embellishments: jute rope, faux fall leaves, buttons are just a few items you can use to dress up your sign. I used Prima Marketing Finnabair Rust Paste and rubbed with my finger little along the sides of my sign.
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Staining our Fall Sign
I love using Dixie Belle’s Voo Doo Gel stain.
It’s water-based, so it dries quickly so I don’t have to wait too long before we can keep working on our fall sign.
To get more of the wood grain to show through, I misted my board a little here and there with water as I was “painting” on the VooDoo Gel stain.
When applying any type of stain, always apply in the same direction as the wood grain for better coverage.
Once my entire surface was covered, including the sides, I put my board aside and started working on decorating the letters.
Decoupaging our Fall sign
Lately, I have been obsessed with Dixie Belle’s patina line.
To see my recent project I completed using Dixie Belle’s Copper Patina click here.
While in the scrapbook aisle, I found some adorable fall themed paper but when I came across this vintage/Old World, patine style paper I knew this was it!
I found four different designs I wanted to use, one for each letter.
Each paper was different but were rustic and would be perfect for my Fall sign.
Grab your pen or pencil, turn your scrapbook paper upside down and place your letter on it also upside down.
Trace your letter and then cut out this shape with your scissors.
Repeat this step for each letter.
Now it’s time to “paint” the right-side of your letters with Mod Podge.
Make sure the entire surface of the letter has Mod Podge on it and then apply the appropriate scrapbook paper letter on it.
Once all the glue is dry on the letters it’s time to do a little sanding to remove the excess scrapbook paper hanging off the sides or over the edges.
I had a well-used 220 grit sandblock that I ended up putting aside and grabbed a new 120 grit sand paper and it worked a little faster.
Just rub along the sides until the excess paper rubs off.
This even worked around the curly-q areas, it just take a little more patience in these areas.
Once these are all cleaned up, it’s time to put our Fall sign together!
Assembling our Fall Sign
Our Fall Sign is ready to assemble!
I first did a dry run to find where I wanted to place everything.
Once I was ready to assemble I made sure my hot glue gun was warmed up and started my process.
First I applied a thin coat of E6000 craft glue over most of the middle of the letter.
Once I was done with this, I immediately applied coat of hot glue right next to the E6000.
I wanted to make sure my sign will be durable when it’s done.
The hot glue will cure quicker holding the letters in place while the E6000 cures, which is a very strong and durable adhesive.
Later I added a few jars of paint on top of these letters until the glue cured.
I repeated this process on my way down my Fall sign until all the letters were in place.
Hopefully I inspired you to make one of your own, whether you decide to make one just like mine or put your own spin on it!
This sign would look adorable with some jute rope along the sides or around the top if you space your letters accordingly ahead of time!
That is it!
I hope to see some of your inspirations soon!
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