Friday, September 19, 2008

A Sign of Fall

I felt the urge to add to my fall decorations. I wanted a little sign that spelled FALL. I decided to take an old idea of mine and tweak it a bit. Please forgive the idea rerun. But, if you're like I am, you probably need to see something a few times before you decide to jump in and craft it. So here's your second chance!

First, I found a piece of scrap wood. If you don't have a garage full like I do, then the best place to look is in the big home improvement stores. Go to the back of the store where they cut wood for customers. Oftentimes,
they have scrap pieces of wood for really cheap.
They'll even cut it down to size for free.

Or if there is building or remodeling in your neighbor,
ask the builders if you can have a scrap or two.
Next, I printed out the word to fit my wood.
I placed the printed word under the canvas/duck type fabric and copied over it using a paint marker.
To make it easier to see through,
I placed it on my light box,
but you could use a window.
Then I cut the piece of fabric to size
and frayed the edges.
I painted my wood block.
I used a spray paint color called Honey.
When the paint was dry,
I sanded and stained the edges.
You may even choose to adhere a cute piece of scrapbook paper to the front side
(as I did the first time).
Next, I attached the fabric to the wood
using upholstery tacks.
Then I embellished my sign with ribbon and a metal leaf.And there you have another sign that fall is here!

47 comments:

Inspired Kara said...

So cute!!! I love it!!!

Lorie said...

uVery cute! But if I traced it it wouldn't come out that cute! Wanna do mine!! ;D

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I've got lots of scrap wood, and plenty of paint and other odds and ends. So cute, I may give it a try. Jackie

Valarie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! I have got to get me a lightbox. I wonder if you could tea stain the canvas. To make it look older?

By the way I gave you props over at my place. I copied an idea from you. :)

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...so simple but so cute Well, not simple for me...I love your ideas! Stop giving me so many projects over the weekend!...hee hee!

Love the way you use so many materials!
-Sandy Toes

Stephanie said...

I think I have everything for this one! So cute!

Thanks!

Jenn said...

Wow! I love that. It's so simple and fun. I may be trying that out soon. Thanks!

Jenn

ceekay said...

That is very cute. I really like the frayed fabric.

Rambling Girl said...

Yep I am going to add this along with the other 50+ things to do. I think I can handle this one.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute!!!!!!!! Care to let me know where you found the metal leaves? cherry

Darlene said...

That is ABSOLUTELY adorable!!! You are the craft DIVA!!! Another project to print out for my project book....sheesh I am NEVER gonna get through it......:)

Amy said...

"FALL"ing in love with the idea!! Very easy too.

Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

I love this idea! The fabric makes it so much more special than if you had just painted it onto the wood. I may steal this one! :o)

Ms. Tee said...

Oh that's so pretty! You are right, I look at stuff a few times before I decide if I can make it. :)
I have something for you at my blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Mimi Sue said...

OK, I'm gonna try it. Pray for rain so I can come inside and do a few projects. Whenever were at the Depot we go directly to the cull wood. They have fabulous deals! Love it. Mimi

Blissfully Enamored said...

i love this! it's so simple, cheap, and way cute! what type of stain did you use on the edges??

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love it! So cute and easy. So THAT'S what I will do with all the scrap wood in my husband's stash in the garage...
Carrie

Rachel said...

Great project, Joy!!

Bettsi said...

So adorable! I bought the triple opening frame from $ Tree today. I will share the finished product with you. They had no crows! boo-hoo!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Great Idea! I am goingto have t steal that one.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

AWESOME! Love your creative ideas!
I think I can do that!

Linda said...

What a great idea! I think I'll make a prim version of that!

Jill said...

Love it! Thank you so much for another inspiring craft!! Have a garage FULL of scraps, can't wait to start one!

Jill said...

When you stain the edges what kind of stain to you use? Just a darker wood stain and use a rag on the edges or what? thanks.. :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Joy, you seriously need to be working for one of the crafting companies. You come up with some great ideas!

J.R. and Tammy said...

I just finished making my 5 minute craft! I had so much fun! Check out my plaques on jrtammymacdonald.blogspot.com Thanks for the fun ideas JOY!

Jaime said...

Super cute! Love your ideas!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love that Joy...I agree with Rhoda..you could easily get a job with one of them!

Michelle said...

Why would I expect anything less than another great craft from Joy...very cute:)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Yes, I think the tweaking thing will count as the about me tag. Have a great weekend. Jackie

Virginia said...

Adorable! Great idea.
Blessings, Virginia

Bella Casa said...

That's very pretty, Joy! What is that metal picture behind it, that's really sharp, too :)

Bella

Chris said...

Every.single.idea! I just love it!

Our Complete Family said...

Seriously girl~ could you be any more crafty? I think not...You take the cake! I really do love this idea. I am enjoying your blog so much! Happy weekend! Les

The Farsteads said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. This is so fun. Loved your new idea too. Amazing the things you come up with. What talent. Happy first day of fall on Monday!

Brandi said...

Hello...

I've tagged you on my blog! I would love to know 7 quirky things about you!

If you'd like to play, head on over!!

Sue said...

LOVE THIS IDEA, TOO! Rhoda's idea was correct---or you could write "how to" book on crafts. You could sell enough to blogging friends to need a reprinting!

Pajama Mama said...

Love this and the first sign, but needed the reminder and eyes to see it done another way! Thanks,

kristen

Cathy said...

Another great idea!

Cathy

AJ said...

What a great idea!

Writer on Board said...

Love your blog, Joy! What a great blog!

RoBiN said...

Joy! Thanks for coming by my blog! I really love to see how many SIMILAR things we do, like the lamps and the blocks and the posts, yet our homes are sooooo entirely different!

Great work!

Amy said...

How creative!!!! I need to make one of those for my house!!

judicreations said...

What a great job! That looks soooo nice. Happy Fall!

Hope you've had a good day.
Judi

Solei said...

I *luv* your blog so much that I have a little something for you! Please come by my blog to pick it up. =0D Be sure to tell your hubby it's for him too, lol.

Happy Monday!

Wendy said...

So Cute!!!! I think I might try this one!!

deepfriedapplepies said...

Oh my.. I see a copycat in my future.. that is the cutest!!! Thanks Joy for always being an inspiration!!!

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