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How to make a farmhouse style DIY sign for fall or Christmas décor

 

 

 

Friends, I am so excited to share with you today how to make a farmhouse style DIY sign for fall or Christmas décor.  That’s right, this farmhouse inspired DIY sign can be used for both fall décor and Christmas décor!  This upcycled thrift store sign is such a simple fall and Christmas DIY to make and makes for beautiful seasonal décor.  It doesn’t get much better than an upcycled budget-friendly craft that you can use throughout the holiday season.  Wouldn’t this farmhouse style DIY sign look so cute sitting on your porch for Thanksgiving and Christmas?!  

Materials needed: 

  • Board ( check your local thrift stores for signs you can paint over!) 
  • white chalk paint 
  • chip brush 
  • paint brushes 
  • letters F-A-L-L ( I found these at Walmart in the craft section) 
  • paint for letters ( I used orange, teal, yellow, and green) 
  • Antique wax 

 

How to make a farmhouse style DIY sign for fall or Christmas décor

 

 

How to: 

Step 1:  Using the rougher side of the wood (I prefer to use the rougher side because I enjoy the rustic look), I painted the sign with white chalk paint and dried it with a heat gun.  Please note, you can paint the front and back of the sign in order to make it reversible for fall and Christmas.  You could write something such as “JOY” on the other side to use for Christmas.  

Step 2:  Dry brush the sign using A Frayed Knot’s “Crazy Crow” paint.  This will help to create a rustic, chipped wood look. Use a heat gun to dry. 

Step 3:  I bought the letters to spell “FALL” at Walmart.  Using Apple Barrel brand paints from Walmart, paint each letter to the color of your liking.  I used orange, blue, yellow, and green colors.  Dry each letter using a heat gun. 

Step 4:  Use some sand paper to gently go over the painted letters to create a more rustic look.  Then, use Minwax stain in the color “Dark Walnut” and rub the stain over the letters using an old cloth.  Dry with a heat gun.

Step 5:  Use a hot glue gun to glue the letters down onto the wooden sign.  Allow to dry and enjoy! 

 

 

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If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube  

 

 

I get so many questions about the heat gun I use on all my DIY videos. You can snag the same one I use here on my affiliate link. I love using this heat gun as it cuts the time in half because I no longer need to wait for paint to dry.