Hey girl, hey! Check out this new item from the Lizzy and Erin Wood Shop! It’s perfect for your fall projects. I’m sharing an idea that is fun and easy to make, just follow along here or on the video below!
Dollar Tree: Easter cutting board sign, furniture marker
Lizzy and Erin Wood Shop: “hello fall” wood cutouts with leaf
Amazon: Paint scraping tool, Xacto knife, sanding sponge Click here to check out my crafting essentials (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan, Queen Bee, Summer Crush, Marquis
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Hobby Lobby: Barnwood Pretty 2 paper pad: plaid scrapbook paper
Stash: Burlap, raffia, flower
Here’s another type of board you can use! This one is also Dollar Tree, but if you don’t have a Dollar Tree, then look for something similar at a discount or thrift store.
Let’s make it!
I heated up the the picture on my Dollar Tree sign and pried it off with my paint scraper (see Amazon link above). Then I sanded it with my sanding sponge (also Amazon) to get any rough paper edges off.
My scrapbook paper is 12X12, so it’s just a bit short, but it’s an easy fix.
I traced the cutting board sign onto the back of my paper, then cut it out.
Then I put Mod Podge on the board and placed my paper on.
Last, I used Mod Podge to glue paper on the tip of the board, lining up the squares. Once it was on, I just cut around it and used my Xacto knife (Amazon, link above) to finish cutting out the circle.
Once the paper was on, I just sanded around the edges a bit. Let it dry before sanding.
Y’all. I started out with Debi’s Design Diary absolutely beautiful Hey Sailor blue, BUT it clashed with the blue checks, so I painted over it with White Swan.
I dried it, then hot glued my burlap on. Careful with that hot glue / burlap step… it’s hot!
I kept the tacks from the original Dollar Tree sign and my son Jeremiah suggested I use a furniture paint marker to color them. Great idea! I love the copper color!
Tip: You can hot glue them on. Using a hammer can flatten them!
TIP: Put the tacks into the end of your sanding sponge to paint them!
(These are NOT Aunt Criddy’s ladybugs, y’all! They are the tacks from the sign! They look like it because of the light, but (disclaimer) no ladybugs were harmed in this craft!
During the live video, our friends challenged me to do an ombre effect, and I think I love it! I found that the key is to add your next color while the first one is still wet so you don’t have obvious lines. I really enjoyed the challenge!
TIP: Tape your letters down before painting. It works so much better! (Thanks to our friends who reminded me about this tip!)
I hot glued the letters on and painted my leaf red. Then I dabbed some yellow over the red.
I added two little sunflowers, some raffia and a couple of sprigs of greenery and it’s done!
An alternate to this design might be the “hello fall” with brown letters and a white background! Either way, it’s a great way to celebrate the fall season!
Thank you to our friends that challenged me! It was outside of my comfort zone, but I feel accomplished! Let me know in the comments what you think of today’s project. I love to hear from you and appreciate every comment.
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