Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year! I’m that cliche girl who loves bedecking my house in everything orange, rust red, and pumpkin shaped/scented/colored but oddly not spiced. I have a little Fall box in the attic with my few decorations and I decided I wanted to expand my collection as inexpensively as I could.
Being a crafty person means I usually have lots of extra materials lying around…as in lots of crap I have no idea what I’ll be using it for but I keep it anyway because I know that one day, one day, I will find the perfect project to go with that useless junk.
This project was really quick and easy and I happened to have everything on hand that I needed. If you’d like to make your own Fall board just follow along on my tutorial!
DIY FALL Board
- 1″ x 4″ wooden board, cut to 30″ long
- Letter stencils, 3-4″
- Sponge brush
- Chalk paint, red or orange
- Wood stain (I used Minwax Early American)
- Faux flower
- Hot glue gun
- Begin by staining the wood your desired color. Use the stain sparingly so the wood will dry more quickly. Set aside to dry, 2-3 hours.
- Cut four burlap 4″ squares of fabric. Lay stencils on the burlap and gently dab chalk paint being sure to point the sponge brush away from the edges so there is no bleeding and you get a crisp line. Lay aside to dry, 10-20 minutes.
- Once the wood is dry, drill two holes near the top two corners using a 1/8″ drill bit or purchase a saw tooth hanger and nail onto the back. String twine through the holes and tie a knot.
- Cut 6-8 longs pieces of raffia and tie around the wood, using the hot glue gun to secure the knot to the wood.
- Hot glue the faux flower over the center knot of the raffia.
- Arrange the letters on the board making sure the spacing is how you like it and then hot glue the corners down.