It’s Fall Y’all!!!
If 2020 hasn’t been crazy enough, Labor Day actually brought in Fall-like weather to North Georgia. Usually, Summer stretches into October around here. It may not stay this way, but this cooler weather trend has really gotten me in the mood to eat pumpkin bread, cook chili and watch football games. Oh, and decorate for Fall!
I spent this weekend pulling out some of my Fall decor. Of course, when I can’t find something I need, I try to make it myself. I had some extra 2×4 lumber left over from my Patriotic Decor from Dollar Tree Sign earlier this year and decided to make f-a-l-l wood blocks from those leftovers.
I cut the wood into blocks measuring 3 1/4″ wide and 3 1/2 tall.
I began by using my Ryobi electric sander to smooth all of the rough edges out. You could also sand by hand using a block sander or regular sandpaper.
I chose to paint the base coat black. My go-to paint is Dixie Belle chalk paint. I used Caviar for the base and Cotton for the top coat.
I painted the blocks black and let them dry.
After a top coat of Cotton, I used a block sander to lightly sand the blocks…especially around the edges to allow the black to peek through.
I am still using my new Cricut for basic projects. Bottom line: I can design, type and cut letters. For this, I used my favorite free Cricut font, American Typewriter. Using lower case letters only, I wrote out the word fall and adjusted the size to where the letters were 2.75″ tall and then printed them on the vinyl.
Here’s the letters once cut on the Cricut.
If you don’t have a Cricut or Silhouette to make letters, you can pick up transfers/stickers at the Dollar Tree or craft store. I gave a tutorial of how to transfer letters onto wood when I made a front door Welcome sign a few years ago, too. This is a great technique that only takes a pencil, Sharpie and craft paint.
Once the letters were printed onto vinyl, I peeled off the excess and then transferred the letters to the wood similar to how I made these Apple Juice Jar Jack o’Lanterns.
That is it! Like most of the crafts and DIYs I share, this is quick, inexpensive and easy. But aren’t they cute? I think so!!!
I like the simplicity of these but choosing different paint colors or even gluing scrapbook paper on the fronts using mod podge would look great. Customize them to your decor any way you want.
For now, that’s all I have today!
As always….thank you so much for stopping by Mulch and Paint today and visiting! I appreciate you taking your time to spend with me and I hope that you will always be inspired when you’re here.
Until next time,
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