As I have said countless times, I love creating signs and since fall is not too far away, I thought it would be great to create a Welcome Fall DIY sign. It’s definitely easy and inexpensive as well. To shake things up, I used a bread board shaped MDF piece and decorated it to display in my tiny little apartment kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Jump in and see how it’s made.
- MDF Bread Board Cutout Plaque
- Adhesive Wood Veneer Sheet
- Sand It Gadget
- Wood Stain
- Chalk Paint ( I used Americana Decor Tangerine and Rogue Red but you can also use Heritage Orange)
- Silhouette Cameo or Other Die Cutter (optional)
- Adhesive Vinyl
- Spectrum Noir Markers (optional)
- Jute Twine
Step 1. Trace the bread board onto the back of the wood paper. If using a bread board larger than your wood paper, don’t worry! Just put the seam where the neck of the bread board is so you can hide it with embellishments later. Cut it out with a pair of scissors.
Step 2. Peel off the backing of the wood paper and adhere carefully – you can always lift it up and position before adhering fully. Use a scraper tool to flatten the wood onto the MDF board and remove any bubbles or spaces underneath.
Step 5. If desired, stain the wood paper. I wanted mine a tinge darker so the yellow orange paint will show up more. Fill in the pumpkin shape with yellow-orange paint. I used a mix of the red and yellow chalk paints to give my pumpkin a richer color.
Step 6. Add words. Use a die-cutter to create and add the words. As always, I used my trusty Silhouette Cameo for the job. Alternatively, you can trace and fill them in with paint as well. I used vinyl as I love projects that are easy and convenient! You can totally stop here but let’s take it a notch higher.
Step 7. Use a marker to create shadows on your pumpkin. I used Spectrum Noir’s Cool Gray (IG1). If using a marker, make sure to use the lightest color first. As my professor in college said quite often, you can always go darker but you cannot go lighter when using markers such as these.
While your planning your fall DIY decor, make sure to add this printed burlap art autumn decoration to your list!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.