I just finished decorating my front porch and made this Fall porch sign to hang up on the porch wall. Sometimes it’s quicker to just whip up a quick sign than to shop around for something (plus I just love to DIY)
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DIY Fall Sign
My Fall porch sign started out with an unfinished wood sign that I picked up at Michael’s. I grabbed it a while back because I liked the shape and the darker stain it had on it already.
In my craft stash, I also had this wood pumpkin shape sign from the Dollar Tree.
The first step in making this porch sign was painting the wood pumpkin with antique copper metallic craft paint.
I made sure the paint covered the front and sides of the wood pumpkin form.
While the copper paint was still damp, I lightly coated the pumpkin with white paint
This was to add a little shape and dimension.
I imagined the natural form of a pumpkin and followed the roundish shape with the paintbrush.
Then I added a few areas of teal paint and blended all the colors together to create a soft diffused look.
For a little extra detail I hot glued a length of seagrass rope that I had around the edge of the wood pumpkin.
Jute twine or thin nautical rope would give the same effect.
Always try to use what you have on hand before buying anything new.
Then I hot glued the pumpkin onto the middle of the wood hanging sign.
A couple of burlap leaves hot glued near the pumpkin stem added a cute detail to the porch sign. The larger burlap leaf was from the Dollar Tree, the smaller one I’ve recycled for years.
To finish up the Fall porch sign I hot glued a little clump of Spanish moss at the bottom (the birds have been stealing it since I hung it!!) and popped in a sprig of dried flowers and an acorn into the burlap leaves at the stem.
The entire project took way under an hour to make and now I have a unique sign to hang on my front porch!