Let’s get an early start on fall with this sweet little “Hello Fall Sign” made from a recent thrift store find!
Who’s ready for fall??
I’m not, to be honest.
I’m holding onto every last drop of summer I can!
But with that, I am starting to feel a bit ready for cooler temps, fall smells (oh you know, cinnamon, crisp fall air, etc) and maybe even a change in wardrobe.
So I thought it’d be fun to turn one of my recent thrifty finds into a fall decor piece.
I shared my recent thrift store haul, this one, last week…
I have already made over the framed picture on the left.
You can see it, here.
Today I thought I’d make over the “all star” sign.
It was a brown metal sign I got for $4.
I thought it had the perfect rustic-style look for fall.
A hello fall sign would be just perfect for it.
Don’t you think??
Another simple makeover. (and budget-friendly fall decor)
Hello Fall Sign (and free printable so you can make one too!)
Here’s how it began…
And here’s the supplies I used to create the hello fall sign.
I started out by spraying it with the copper spray paint.
I wanted to give it a fall-ish color underneath.
Next, I painted one thin coat of white over top.
I let it dry for a few minutes and then went back over it with a damp paper towel to remove some of the paint.
I wanted it rustic, like fall.
See the copper color peeking through?
Then I sealed it with one coat of sealer. You can do this before or after you paint the letters on.
I wanted to do it before so I could sand and distress the letters afterward without taking any more of the white paint off.
Be sure to let it dry well before continuing. (use a hairdryer if you are short on time)
I created this simple graphic to put on the sign.
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After I saved the new graphic to my computer, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out.
Here’s a >>> tutorial on how I import my own designs into my Silhouette. (instead of creating them in there…so easy!)
Also, if you don’t own a Silhouette and don’t have plans to purchase one, you can also use any of the many transfer methods I have shown in this post, >>> here.
You can use cheapie shelf liner paper or vinyl made for your Silhouette to cut out the letters.
I use whichever I have on hand.
It’s especially good to use the cheapie shelf liner when you are using the cutout as a stencil as I am this time.
Although, I have been known to even spray paint this cheapie paper black (or white) when in a pinch. But you’ll have to keep in mind it doesn’t have the same “sticking power” as the vinyl does.
You can use a stencil brush, paint brush or small roller to paint in the letters. I like using a small foam roller to do mine.
It just works best, in my opinion.
Then I lightly sanded to distress the letters.
And then styled up by our fireplace.
And a few more small fall touches in our room.
No, I am not leaving this up just yet. But soon. :)
So how about you?? Are YOU ready for fall or hanging on to summer as long as you can?
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And again, if you missed it last week, check out this other makeover I did from this recent thrift store haul…
See it now, here.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Get out and enjoy these last few weeks of glorious summer!