The weather in Missouri has been schizophrenic lately. One minute it’s cooling off and I get in the mood for pumpkin spice and sweaters. The next minute it’s almost 100 degrees and I am heading to the pool. When it was nice a couple of weekends ago, I started breaking out the fall decor. I saw this blank wood sign at Hobby Lobby and decided it would make a cute outdoor piece for the fall! You can make this easy Wooden Fall Sign too with some stencils and paint!
I make all of my own stencils on my Cricut Explore. I know that most people do not have a cutting machine so I try to keep the projects simple so anyone can make them. You can find alphabet stencils in varying sizes at any craft store. They are usually by the craft paint. You can also use adhesive vinyl! Simply draw your letter on the back of the vinyl and cut out the letter. Set aside the letter and use the rest as your stencil.
If using adhesive vinyl, I always place a layer of Mod Podge before painting. This will give you crisp, clean paint lines without bleeding.
Brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge over the area to be stenciled.
Allow to dry completely.
Next you will begin painting. Carefully apply a coat of craft paint. I used an off white. You will likely need to use two coats. Allow paint to dry completely between coats.
Once the second coat is dry, gently peel away the adhesive vinyl.
Finally, I added these pretty burlap flowers I found at Hobby Lobby.
Hot glue the flowers in place.
That’s it! Isn’t it gorgeous!? The reclaimed wood looks so pretty with the burlap flowers. I love the farmhouse look! It matches my decor perfectly!
Are you ready to go out and make your own?!
I’d love for you to pin this image!