Craft A Fall Wooden Porch Sign
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Let’s make some fall decor!
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Sand your wood surface and edges WITH the grain, brush off when done
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Stain your wood- don’t forget the sides (I also recommend staining the back)
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While stain dries, create a word chart of seasonal things that make you happy
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Practice writing your words in different styles like cursive, block, serif, etc.
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Draw a scaled down board (mine was 8x48” = 1x6”) & decide the word placement - this is important
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Measure sections- I did 7 word sections at 6” each, and 2 decorative sections at 3” each = 48” total
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Outline first with pencil and trace with fine tipped chalk marker
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Outline to the exact thickness with your fine tipped marker
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Using a very fine angled brush, SLOWLY go over your traced letters with paint
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Spacing is everything! It will make your words look balanced and polished
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Add decorative illustrations- I did branches and autumn leaves with simple shapes and strokes
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I added more branches & color to make it more fall - simple is best otherwise it will look too busy
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Add color to your letters to help it pop, but don’t get too wild- clean and bold will stand out best
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Take one last look to see if any colors need to be brightened
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Display your fall sign near your front door!
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Wooden Board - 8” X 48”
Sand Paper
Wood Stain in Dark Walnut
Tape Measure
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Wooden Board - 8” X 48”
Sand Paper
Wood Stain in Dark Walnut
Tape Measure
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Painter’s Tape
Pencil
Fine Tipped Chalk Marker in White
Angled Brush
Acrylic White Paint
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Acrylic Paint In Fall Colors