Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wood Sign with Fall Bunting

I spent part of the rainy weekend prepping walls for painting.  Luckily, we weren't hit with any of the flooding happening in other mountain towns in Colorado.  I've experienced living near a small creek-turned-raging-river while I was in college, so I was a little concerned with the creek that runs behind my house (just behind this fall sing) and how much rainfall it would take to threaten my home.
Continue for sign tutorial...
While rummaging around the garage locating supplies to spackle nail holes, I was kicking around 2 pieces of plywood left over from my storage bench project from a year ago.  It's like I shouted "squirrel!!!" and returned inside with the plywood, wood stain and a foam brush...
A fall sign making project would be much more fun than prepping to paint a wall! After staining the plywood with a dark wood stain, I found these two over-sized clothes pins to stain:
 When the clothes pins dried, I attached them to the stained plywood using Command adhesive strips.
The clothes pins would be the perfect anchor for a new fall bunting made of the drop cloth I was intending to use as an actual drop cloth had I continued on with the wall painting.
 I used an old bunting triangle as a pattern and cut 4 triangles on the hemmed edge of the drop cloth.
 Next, I trimmed some fall circles from a piece of scrap book paper and cut the letters F-A-L-L out of another scrap book paper.
 I used decoupage to adhere the scrapbook paper to the drop cloth bunting.
I cut apart a couple of necklaces to use the beads to string with the bunting and attached the bunting with ity-bity clothes pins.
That's it!  It's a pretty versatile sign to easily interchange bunting and banners for others needs after fall.  
Wait 'til you see the next post and what I made with the other piece of scrap plywood!

1 comment :

  1. You did a great job! I've bought these signs from Target before but you have inspired me to create my own! New follower!

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