Friday, October 11, 2013

Pumpkin Sign DIY

Hello Everyone,
Today I'll be showing you guys my first diy of the fall season!

A few weeks ago I was walking around Meijer and found this adorable wooden pumpkin cutout. There was only one left, so I snatched it up and brought it home. I had no idea what I was going to make and then all at once it hit me.

A pumpkin sign.

So if you want to learn how to make your own pumpkin sign in three easy steps then stay tuned.

Lets Get Crafty!

Supplies
Wooden Pumpkin Cutout (I got mine at Meijer)
Paint
Paintbrush
Transfer Paper
Pencil
Word Template (or you could use word stencils)
Sandpaper (optional)

Step 1: Paint your wooden pumpkin.

How you paint your pumpkin is totally up to you. I personally, wanted my sign to look aged and weathered. In order to achieve this look, I painted my pumpkin in layers. First I did a layer of orange then I ''painted'' on a layer of brown paint but before it dried I wiped it off with a paper towel. As a final touch I took some sandpaper and sanded down the edges and the front of the sign.

picture 1
picture 2

Step 2: Write out your phrase.

Now you can free hand your letters or use word stencils. For this project I typed out my phrase in a word document then printed it off the computer.Then I used transfer paper, now if you never use transfer paper all you do is:

Lay your transfer paper over the top of your wooden cutout and then lay your printed paper on top of the transfer paper (which is the black paper).

Then take your pencil and trace on top of your image, going over the outline.

Once your done remove your image and transfer paper, and on your wooden cutout will be your trace image. You should have something like picture 2.

Step 3: Fill in your letters with paint.

Then your done!

xo Katie

p.s You could also turn this sign into a wall hanging by gluing a hook to the back of the pumpkin.

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