Here is a quick and easy Fall DIY project using a few items from the Walmart craft aisle.
I needed some sort of Fall sign to hang above my entryway mirror.
Yes, I have approximately 8 zillion signs down in my workshop but I just didn’t have the “right” one. I looked around in the stores but didn’t see anything that caught my eye. I figured I would DIY a Fall sign so I could make what I wanted.
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How to Make an Easy Sign for Fall
I bought F, A,L, and another L … can you see where I’m going with this??!
The plaque looked great the way it was. It had a cool finish and was the perfect amount of distress. But the letters…well, they needed a little pizzazz!
Paint the FALL letters
I painted the FALL letters with copper chalk paint, a copper acrylic paint would do the same job.
After I painted the letters copper, I thought that a bit of faux verdigris would look cool and add a bit of detail and pop to my sign.
I added just a light touch of teal paint on the sides of the letters.
I used a drybrush technique where I dipped the brush in my paint and then brushed most of the paint off onto a paper towel leaving just a small amount on the paintbrush.
Putting the Fall sign Together
I used a level to place the letters on the board straight…I thought of just eyeballing it but I just knew I would end up with a wonky letter on there!!
Once they were level, I used my hot glue gun to attach them to the plaque.
Wanting to stay with the rustic look, I used a small piece of nautical rope and stapled it onto the back of the plaque to use as a hanger.
A quick brush over with a sanding block to give the letters an aged look
I hung it above my entryway mirror ( the mirror was a free find at my old town dump…a lady was throwing it away and I saved it; it used to be a hideous green color)
All on a small budget too…woo hoo!!