It seems like Falls slips away way too fast. But there is still time to make an adorable sign like this to celebrate the season. I found a board downstairs and I thought what can I do with this (that seems to happen a lot). How about a cute fall sign!
Here’s what I did. First I painted the board white and waited for it to dry. Then I put a few strokes of the color that I wanted to show through – but you don’t want to completely cover it this time. I had some leftover green paint from the boys room and decided to use that. After this coat dried I used the white paint again and put just a few strokes over the green I just put on – again not fully covering it. After it completely dried I used my handy dandy sander and got to town distressing it until I was happy with the look. At this point it was time to come up with a saying. I kind of melded a few different sayings I’ve see on other signs. I printed it on a word document using a font that I liked and used it as my template. You can use a ball point pen to trace it – this kind of marks the wood for you and makes it easier to paint your words on. I wanted to add a little more to my sign and I’ve been digging “hippy arrows” (at least that’s what Google told me they are called -what would I do without Google – I would be lacking so much fun, useless information). After looking at few images online I went ahead and free-handed them. Last I added a border and went over some spots here and there with a fun accent color. Give it one last sanding and your done! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and my family thought I bought it in a store so you can’t hope for much more than that!