Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scrap Wood turned into Fall Yard Signs

It's that season
You know what that means.
Cooler temps, leaves turning brilliant colors, fires crackling inside and outside,
 pumpkin scented candles, pumpkin desserts and fall festivals every weekend.
There is a hugely attended Harvest Day Festival this Saturday in Inman, SC.
It just happens to be the town where the antique store is located that I have a booth in.
I have been working on stocking up my space and making a few things to sell outside at the festival.
I've been wanting to make some fall signs and finally got around to it.
I used some of our scrap fence boards to make a few signs this week.

I started out by drawing an arrow shape on a fence board and cutting it out.
I was able to cut three 2' long arrows from one 6' long fence board.
Then I painted the arrows in different fall colors
 and used my Silhouette Cameo
to cut vinyl stencils to use to paint the words on each sign.
If you do not have a die cutting machine, no worries.
You can click here to see another sign project that I used a chalk tracing method on.

I sanded the edges and lightly distressed each sign before
adding some raffia.

I used a few other pieces of scrap lumber as stakes for each sign.
These stakes are screwed to the arrows from the back.

Now they can be used in the yard or stuck in a bale of straw.

Three of the signs are made with just one arrow.

and this sign is made using three arrows.

I kindof like the triple sign best, but I really like the red FRESH APPLES sign too.
Do you have a favorite?
'til next time, 
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  1. I am loving these. So cute and perfect for fall! I like the raffia, it adds the perfect touch. :-)

    Happy Fall!

    1. Thank you Sherri! Happy Fall to you too. I even think you guys might have gotten a little cooler weather recently!

  2. I like the Fresh Apple sign, too. (I like them all.) I think it could be used as a decoration from summer to fall and even at Christmas. I wish I was going to the festival, it sounds nice.

    1. The pumpkin sign sold first, but I still like the fresh apple one. I've had fun doing the festivals, but the only down side is that you can't really walk around and see much of it because you are at your own booth most of the time.

  3. Oh my! Those fall signs are super adorable! I love the font type, which has a very halloweenish vibe, and of course the mandatory fall colors of browns, yellows, oranges and reds. I'm sure your yard looks even more gorgeous with such darling additions. Thank you so much for sharing! Wishing everyone a happy autumn season!

    Sam Lucas @ Green Collar

    1. Thank you Sam. I like the font type too for these signs. Happy Fall!

  4. DOn't you love the Silhouette Cameo..I also will use overhead projector sheets you can get the rolls as well to make great stencils with....Sheryl

    1. Sheryl, you must tell me more about these overhead projector rolls? I'm going to look into that. I do love my Sihlouette!

  5. What are the dimensions of the signs? Like how tall are they?