Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Welcome Fall Door Sign
If you have been following me for any length of time, you know I'm ALL about this time of year. Matter of fact, I've had this project done and hung for three weeks because I've been that ready for the season!
For most of the year, we have a sign I bought from Banana Patch Studios on the door that says "Aloha." It's kind of like a local land mark with our delivery guys so I wanted to keep the same general shape on the door so when holiday boxes started rolling in, I wouldn't confuse them. But I also wanted to gussy up for Fall. That's how this project came together.
When I was in an antique store, I stumbled across a few picket fence slats that had perfect weathered patina and I couldn't resist the price. I picked a few of those bad boys up and got to work.
I knew I wanted it to say "Welcome Fall." So I chose the fonts I wanted to use, printed them in outline form in a Word document to save on ink and I originally tried the ol' charcoal pencil on the back and trace on the front trick but it didn't work. So just imagine me cutting the word out below and tracing with pencil onto the wood since I don't have one of those expensive cutting thingamabobs.
I did the same with the other word after I lined it up with the 'welcome' and traced it onto the wood as well.
You can see my handiwork here...
I broke out my craft paint and began filling in the words.
I loved the way it looked so I trudged on.
I broke out other Fall themed colors for the word Fall and for shading on the welcome part.
I filled in "Fall" with a nice pumpkin orange.
Then I grabbed a toothpick and added yellow for shading to make the word pop.
I shaded the white 'welcome' with the cranberry color to make it pop. (Ha, I said cranberry and pop. Sorry, I flashed back to a cranberry salad recipe from my bridal shower.)
To hang the sign, I decided instead of the twine I was going to use that I had some pretty rust colored ribbon hanging around waiting to be used.
I drilled holes in either side and I put some scotch tape on the end (like a shoe lace) so I could thread it through then I knotted each end.
Then it was ready to hang. I could have kept it plain like this, kind of the way our normal sign looks.
I'm so glad I was able to make this little sign to spruce up our wreath and to welcome Fall properly. Now, bring on the cider, fuzzy socks and the distant scent of bonfires!
Happy Fall, y'all!
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