Even if we don’t want to admit it, Fall is just around the corner. Yes, I know it may be a bit early to break out the fall decor, I think this diy fall transitional sign can be an exception. Sunflowers and late Summer go together like peas and carrots. Go ahead and tuck this one in your back pocket or pin it to your DIY fall decor board for future reference.
Supplies for DIY Fall Sign
- Nesting Box Interchangeable Sign
- Fall Floral Stem
- Paint (I am using off white, grey, black and antique wax)
- Stain (Minwax Special Walnut)
- Hot Glue
I began by staining and painting the sign I used for the background of this DIY fall sign. (I did not get a picture of this step but I did record it, which you can watch here)
I am using one of our Nesting Boxes, you can purchase over in the shoppe. These are unique shadow boxes created by me that boast an interchangeable background for simple decor updates and minimal storage. A cute frame would also do the trick!
While the paint was drying I disassembled a cute harvest flower pick. It had a beautiful mix of colors and textures that just had fall written all over them.
Really, once you look at it, the pieces of this stem make for a great transitional piece of decor. Even if you aren’t ready to totally commit to pumpkins and orange leaves just yet, this pick makes a this great for seasonal transition.
Next up came the cardboard. I peeled back the top layer of paper revealing the corrugation underneath. This step, while not completely necessary, is a very important part to the character of this sign.
Once the cardboard was “clean” I cut out a central jar/vase shape and painted a few different thin layers of paint to the surface. I was going for something like a galvanized look here.
I achieved this look with a combination of thin coats of Waverly Antique Wax, and dry brushed black and grey. Complete with a raffia bow.
The only thing left to complete this DIY fall transitional sign was attach the disassembled florals with hot glue and of course finish with the galvanized cardboard jar.