I’ve never been one to decorate my home seasonally, (except for the Christmas season) but the more I see fall decor in the stores, the more I fall in love with it. As much as I’d love to come home with a load of goodies from Pottery Barn or Pier 1 to decorate my home for the fall season, unfortunately it is not in my budget. When you don’t have the bucks to spend, it’s time to put the brains to use, right? That’s why I made this DIY upcycled fall sign for my home for under $10. That’s a much better price tag than what I’ve seen at retail stores, not to mention it is one-of-a-kind. I’ll be able to use it year after year, admiring it and remembering how simple it was to make. Let me tell you how I made it in only 3 steps!
I started with a board, 4 letters and two wooden leaves. I already had the board at home and was able to purchase the letters and leaves for under $10 at my local AC Moore & Crafts Store. The only other materials I used for this project were some glue, wire and spray paint that I already had on hand left over from another project. Here are the 3 easy steps to creating this original home decor fall sign.
Paint the leaves the color you desire. I spray painted the leaves with copper spray paint from my shed. I chose the copper color because I love it, and it paired well with the tones on the letters I had purchased.
Arrange the letters and leaves onto the board and secure with glue. I recently discovered Gorilla Glue and it is pretty amazing stuff. I love it!
Use a staple gun to attach a small piece of wire to the back of the board for hanging.
That’s all there is to it. Pretty simple, huh? So simple that maybe even a gorilla could do it. But maybe not the one on the glue bottle…he doesn’t look very crafty…
I love the way this DIY home decor sign turned out, don’t you? I haven’t decided where to hang my fall sign yet, but that’s OK since fall doesn’t officially start until the 23rd. I still have some time to decide.
Let me tell you a little bit about the board I used for this project. It’s actually a board I purchased from the clearance department at IKEA. Whenever I go to IKEA I check out the clearance section for pieces of shelving and cabinets that I can use for projects like this one. At $1-2 a piece, it’s a real steal. You can see another project I made out of a cabinet door from IKEA here. I have two other boards in my stash, so be on the lookout to see what I create with them next. Until then, have fun making your own upcycled DIY home decor for fall.