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Friday, September 29

DIY Copycat Pumpkin Patch Wooden Sign

It's finally fall!  Even though fall officially started last week, we had a late heat wave here in Iowa.  5 days of 90+ degrees was no fun!  Even though I'm used to that from being a Phoenix girl, I wasn't expecting it here!  Now we are in the 40's and 50's at night and the 60's and 70's during the day-- perfect!

Here in my new house, I have a mantel with a really big, blank wall behind it.

So, when I decorate, I have to put big things up there or it kind of looks ridiculous.

I saw this tutorial from Sincerely, Sara D and knew I wanted to make my own, oversized version for my fall mantle.  So, I did!

DIY Extra Large Pumpkin Patch Wooden Sign

I purchased a 24x48 piece of plywood at Home Depot, then cut in half to make a 24x24 inch sign.

Then I painted it with some creamy white paint I had on hand.

I cut the design with my Silhouette.  Because I didn't come up with this, I'm not offering it as a cut file.  But I can tell you the font I used is Realist-Regular.  You could use Garamond for a similar look if you don't want to pay for a font.

I cut all the words in black adhesive vinyl, then applied a section at a time.

I didn't want a big orange vinyl pumpkin, so I actually painted that, using old vinyl as a stencil, and sanded it a little. 

DIY Copycat Pumpkin Patch Wooden Sign

Then I applied the remaining words on top of the paint once it was dry.

I love it as part of my fall mantle this year.  Last year I just had the old window and I felt it needed something else.

Fall Mantel and DIY Copycat Pumpkin Patch Wooden Sign

DIY Copycat Pumpkin Patch Wooden Sign

Happy Fall!

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