DIY Pumpkin Farm Sign


Hey Friends! 
You may have already seen my DIY Pumpkin Farm sign since I shared it  HERE over at Ella Claire a while back, but today I wanted to share it here on my own blog for any of you who may have missed it.
I'm also sharing how I made it so you can make one too.


I started off with this crate lid 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 white.

Next, I went to Micheals and picked up one piece of 'Orange Honeycomb' scrapbook paper, 'Orange Spice' acrylic paint, and one corrugate pumpkin plaque.


I traced the pumpkin plaque onto the back of the scrapbook paper, cut it out, and glued the cut out paper onto the plaque.


Now for the lettering,  I went to my computer and created the letters on Ribbit, a photo editing web-site. 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 them out, cut them down to size, and placed them on the sign.


I traced out the letters with a sharp pencil and a piece of carbon paper underneath. If you do not have carbon paper you could also use this method of scribbling on the backside of the paper with a pencil.


Once my letters were outlined onto the wood, I carefully filled them in with a paint brush and the craft paint.

I used brown paint for the arrow.
I tied a few pieces of raffia around the pumpkin stem and then hot glued the pumpkin onto the sign.






I brought in some other fall touches to add to my display.
The leaves and ceramic pumpkins were purchased from the dollar store.




This sign has been such a great addition to my Fall decorating this year. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Emily




4 comments

  1. So cute!! I might have to try this one. :)

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  2. I love it! I really like the lettering styles that you used. Looks great in the vignette you shared. I have had fun decorating the mantel, the room without a roof, and the hayloft with autumn loveliness....your sign would have fit right in! Thanks for sharing and hope you will stop by the country.

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  3. Oh my goodness! This is so adorable! I absolutely love it.

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  4. This is an adorable idea. We have a pumpkin farm on our property each fall, but only have a boring old sign that was made with paper and markers. I will have to go pick up some materials before next fall and complete this project. I'm sure it would draw peoples attention better than my other signs my kids make.

    Elaine Miller @ Hawk Eye Print

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