I really can’t believe that it’s September already. I just can’t. That means in a few short months we will be Michiganders again & say goodbye to this lovely state of North Carolina. It means that Fall is almost here too! Fall is by far my favorite season because of the cooler weather, sweaters, lattes, pumpkin flavored everything, & the cozy decor. Of course on the first day of September I got busy & made my first DIY fall project of the season. Fall to me is about so many things, but Fall to me is filled with thankfulness & celebrating all of our blessings. Celebrating thankfulness isn’t designated to just Thanksgiving, but let’s celebrate it all fall long. See how I made this DIY rustic fall sign to celebrate thankfulness all fall long.
Oh this sign makes my heart so happy. It’s currently on our front porch as a reminder to us daily to give thanks. & maybe it will bring a smile to passerby’s that see the sign too. I hope it is a reminder to all who see it to give thanks in that moment for all that they have. Now to show you how I made this lovely little sign.
I purchased these wood letters at walmart for about $1 something a piece & we had this large piece of wood from a furniture build for a while now. We actually didn’t even have to make any cuts to the board, but my suggestion is that you figure out what you want your sign to say, lay the letters out, & then cut the board to the size you need for your layout. I did it the opposite way & had the board size first so that determined my layout. I painted the board a solid creamy taupe color for the base of the sign. I stained all of the letters first using mahogany stain clothes & then dry brushed the letters with a creamy white color to get the rustic finish. After the board & all of the letters were dry I simply hot glued the letters to the board. For this part you can use wood glue, or any adhesive you feel comfortable with. You could also screw the letters to the board for more of a rustic industrial look.
I can’t tell you how much fun it was to bust out my paint today & get creative for fall with this sign. I hope you don’t mind my early fall projects, & of course I will be posting a lot more fall projects, but also many other non-fall posts of course. No worries! What do you think of my “Give Thanks” sign? Have you made a sign like this before? I would love to hear all about it! Talk to me in the comments below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. xx
Love the sign you made for fall!!! It looks really good on your porch. Fall is my favorite season and hoping the temps in Richmond start to cool down soon!!! Have a good day.
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
I really love the size of this sign and you got the letters for only $1 a piece, not an expensive craft project either! I have been wanting to do a sign that says AUTUMN, not only because I love Autumn, but because my daughters name is Autumn, too! Happy Fall!
Loving your sign gal. It’s great with the size and how you did the letters. Perfect for porch all year. Imagine you’re getting anxious to be off to Michigan. What will your hubs do there once he’s out of service? Might be pretty chilly for you after being on east coast all this time. ENjoy your great sign. Happy week
Hi! I think this is so cute and I can’t wait for fall! I have a question though… Where and how do you store your decorations for other seasons? Thanks!!
This is adorable!! I seen another outdoor sign that I have been wanting to try this is def motivating me!!! I am also a crafter at heart and now a new blogger . I love visiting your site to see what you are up to!!
Kim @ Nest Number 4 says
Meant to ask if you don’t mind sharing, what part of MI. I may have missed that post! LOL
I really love this idea! I didn’t even know that you could buy wooden letters at Walmart. It would be super cute as a prop for a photography session.
Andrew Lambert says
“I really can’t believe that it’s September already. I just can’t” how timely I just said that a couple hours ago LOL the month is halfway done and I just said that haha I just realized how many travels are lined up this year!! Those photos make me more excited! 🙂
Molly Mahoney says
Hi Liz, Thanks for sharing your project! It was the inspiration for my Give Thanks sign and I added a link back to here. You can see how mine turned out here: http://www.craftcuts.com/community/home-decor/create-a-rustic-give-thanks-sign
Dalton Sear says