Hello! Hope you had a great weekend! They truly are never long enough though, are they? Any way, I am finally getting into the fall mood, the cooler weather definitely helps. The days are getting shorter and there is a crispness in the air. Loving it! I spent this weekend doing some fall decorating and prepping for an upcoming feature on my blog. It has to do with pumpkins… lots of pumpkins… all kinds of pumpkins and inexpensive to boot! Stick around and I will tell you more.
You will notice over the next little while that I seem to be right into the pumpkins this year. My youngest keeps bugging me every time I look at another pumpkin – Say’s I’m not allowed to buy anymore. 🙁 It’s okay though because if you can’t buy them then I say make them! I have managed to decorate my house this fall using a lot of pumpkins and very little money. I’m all about doing things reasonably priced, especially when it only comes out for a short time once a year. I’m not sure what the deal is with my pumpkin obsession but this year it seems to be my thing.
This week I am sharing with you this Farm Fresh Pumpkin sign tutorial with free printables that you too can use to make some cute signs for your fall decor.
Farm Fresh Pumpkin Sign Tutorial
- Pumpkin printable (link at end of post)
- Piece of 1 x 6″ scrap wood
- Paint – acrylic works fine – I just used a small Behr sample I had on hand
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Sanding block
The “Farm Fresh Pumpkins sign was printed to a 5 x 7” size onto cardstock paper. And I cut a piece of 1 x 6 down to the same size.
I gave the board a light sanding on the edges to smooth them out, then painted the edge black. You only need to do the edges and in a slight bit.
Once that is dry apply a layer of Modge Podge to the entire front side of the board.
Carefully place your image onto the board and smooth out any air bubbles underneath. Then you can take your sander and sand the edges of the paper and the board to give it a little rougher, worn look. This is supposed to be an old sign so you don’t want it to look perfect. I sanded the edges of the board also to take a little paint off there as well.
And done! So easy and inexpensive! You can do the same thing with the other printable as well but I chose just to frame that one.
Now hang onto this sign and get ready for my upcoming Friday Fall Feature. See below for more details.
Farm Fresh Pumpkins Sign
Pumpkin Patch Sign
**The links to these printable’s are included in your Welcome email.**
When printing these signs please note:
They are for your personal use only. Do not use them for resale or share them with anyone else. If you would like someone else to see these please send them a link to the page.
For best print quality size maximum is 5″ x 7″
FRIDAY FALL FEATURE
Okay so I have been mentioning throughout the post about a Friday Fall feature so here it is. For four consecutive weeks starting Friday, September 29th I am going to be posting on Fridays as well as my usual Tuesday posts. It will be known as my Friday Fall Feature post. The reason for this? Well… I seem to have a pumpkin obsession this year. I have purchased pumpkins from the dollar store and Michael’s and have used different materials to make them. There are so many ways to decorate them, I can’t stop finding new ways. So in order for me to show them all to you and give you a how to on them I have split them into four weeks of pumpkin tutorials. All are fairly simple and of course inexpensive!
Here is a sneak peek of what I will be making. Everything from painting faux pumpkins to making pumpkins with material, twine and paper.
So stay tuned for my Friday fall feature starting September 29th. Sign up now to my email list and you will receive the posts once they are posted to the blog. If you are already signed up… Good job! Sit back and wait for the email. See you next week!