How to make a Pumpkin Farm Sign

Hello Ella Claire Readers! It’s Emily here from The Wicker House.

Can you believe that the first day of Fall is just weeks away?

 I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty excited about bringing some fall touches into our home.

So today, I am here to share with you a festive Pumpkin Farm sign that I made.

And I’m going to teach you how to make one of your own.
DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign

Adorable DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign Tutorial

I started off with this crate lid that I had laying around in our garage.

You could make your own by piecing together 5 boards that measure 3″ X 11 1/2″ each. Or you could use one flat board that is 16″ X 11 1/2″

I then painted mine in a very light coat of white paint. DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign Next, I went to Micheals and picked up one piece of ‘Orange Honeycomb’ scrapbook paper, ‘Orange Spice’ acrylic paint, and one corrugate pumpkin plaque. DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign I traced the pumpkin plaque onto the back of the scrapbook paper, cut it out, and glued the cut out paper onto the plaque. DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign

Now for the letters. I went to my computer and created the letters on Ribbit, a photo editing website. You could also create it on Pic Monkey.

I played around with different fonts and sizes until I was happy with the look.

I then printed the letters out and cut them down to size.  I laid the letters out on the sign and taped them into place. DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign

I outlined the letters with a sharp pencil and a piece of carbon paper underneath. If you don’t have carbon paper on hand, you could also use this method of scribbling on the backside of the paper with a pencil. DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign Once my letters were outlined onto the wood, I carefully filled them in with a small paint brush and the craft paint. DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign I used brown paint on the arrow to add contrast.  I’ve also added a few strands of raffia around the pumpkin’s stem to add texture.

 And lastly, I hot glued the pumpkin onto the center of the sign.

DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign

I’m happy with the way it turned out.
DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign I’ve placed the sign on a buffet table in our dining room.
DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign
DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign

DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign I’ve also brought in some other fall touches to add to my display.  The faux leaves and ceramic pumpkins were purchased from dollar store.

DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign

DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign This sign has me looking forward to fall and going to a real pumpkin farm to pick up some pumpkins. How about you?

Thanks Ella Claire for having me over today!

Emily

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