“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign….” Every time I go to Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, or the like, I pick up bits and pieces that I think I can use to craft new things with. I put this neat little sign together using a few of those bits and pieces: it was easy to do and it didn’t cost much at all. Anyone else would charge $30 for this, easily, but the most “expensive” thing I used was the wooden board that I tacked everything onto.
Here’s the list of… ingredients:
- Art Minds Pallet Plaque from Michaels
- 3” Wooden Letters also from Michaels
- Artificial Leaves, (you can use real ones, too)
- Paper Pumpkin
- Hot Glue
Yep, that’s all it consists of. You could, theoretically, make this decoration for free, if you have the stuff hanging around. The board is just simple, stained wood. The leaves could, easily, be real ones. The letters might be a little tough to make, but, I’m sure, you could figure something out with those. The pumpkin is a simple cut out of a pumpkin, which could be made from cardstock, or something like it.
The assembly is pretty easy, even if the pieces are a little difficult to get a hold of. I put links to the items where I could find them. Some of the items might be in store only. Basically, though, all I did was hot glue the letters to the board in the pattern shown. Then, I glued the paper pumpkin on. If you’re planning on hanging this sign outside, you might need to use mod podge, or some other kind of waterproofing agent, or the pumpkin won’t last the season. Lastly, I glued the leaves, again, in the pattern shown, to the board.
I chose a cascading leaf kind of motif, which is why the letters aren’t straight, (in case that wasn’t obvious). Now, you could change the pattern of the letters to whatever you want. You could, also, change the color of the letters. I thought the white contrasts nicely against the staining on the board.
All of the pieces are really inexpensive, especially considering the fact that Michaels is always running some kind of coupon. The letters were under a dollar each and the board was under $8. That being said, it was fun to create. I gathered a handful of different elements and came out with something nice to look at. Enjoy.
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