Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall Pumpkin Door Sign

Monday, I flipped my calendar to October! Was anyone else as excited as I was? I love fall, and I know that technically fall officially began in September, but there is just something about October 1st that screams, "It's Officially Fall!" Pumpkin patches, hayrides, bonfires, pumpkin/apple cider donuts, changing leaves, mums, cooler temperatures; I could go on and on about all the things I love about fall. I was excited to change my porch decor and get fall represented but I didn't have anything to hang on my door. I had always wanted a painted pumpkin sign and I decided that Monday was the day I would finally get that accomplished.
I loaded the boys up and headed to Lowe's and purchased a piece of 1/4" thick plywood for $5. That's all I spent making this sign (and a couple hours of my time, but time crafting is such a joy to me)!

Here's the instructions:

  1. I free handed a pumpkin shape with a pencil on my piece of wood.
  2. Cut the pumpkin shape out. I used a scroll saw (super easy, took about 3 minutes)!
  3. Paint the pumpkin. I gave my pumpkin two coats of white paint.
  4. I watched Junque to Jewels tutorial on buffalo plaid HERE! Katie did a great job explaining the process and it was very easy to execute! I wanted a thick buffalo plaid and I only had thin painters tape so I just doubled up and voila!
  5. After the buffalo plaid was done, I let it dry (or use a hair dryer to make sure paint is dry). I removed all tape and did any touch ups needed.
  6. After it was dry, I freehanded the word blessing on the sign. I didn't spend very much time measuring. My goal was a completed project is better than one I never finish because I take too much time trying to make it perfect. It was actually very freeing not worrying about perfection (and I actually had more fun)! 
  7. I used a staple gun to attach twine to the back.
  8. Hang on your door and stand back and enjoy! I love when I pull out of my driveway and the sign catches my eye. Happy Fall!