Easy wood fall directional arrow signs

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

Easy wood fall directional arrow signs

‘Tis the season to decorate for fall in our homes!

But in all honesty, I had a chat with myself recently. I make so much stuff… too much for my own home. So I decided, why don’t I make a little extra and sell it locally? Can’t hurt to try!

Do you make-to-sell too? You are ahead of the game if you do! I mean, why not?

Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Apple Sider rustic fall signs wtih Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils -002

Case in point. I was no longer using THESE fall 4 directional signs so I sold them online. I got immediate requests for more! So that inspired me to try a new brainstorm I had in mind…

(btw, I don’t plan to make to ship, just sell locally to me)

A new idea emerged on how to make a secure yet separate arrow tip to use with any kind of sign…

This NEW arrow tip design turned out so cool! Unlike my others, this one is fully secured with a base. After seeing how well it worked after one, I decided to turn one sign into a group of 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs!

I just LOVE how earthy and simple these signs turned out, and they couldn’t be easier to make!

Ready to unleash your own fall sign making abilities? Here’s how you can make them too:

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Easy wood fall directional arrow signs

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Reclaimed wood fence planks make great easy fall directional signs! Click to learn how!

Supplies I used:

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Stencils are from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils:

4 Reclaimed wood planks – mine measured 5.5″ x 

Black paint – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black

(purchase from a local Fusion retailer HERE)

Stencil brush

Miter saw

Variable speed palm sander

Measuring tape

Pencil

Speed square

Raffia, string & twine

Rusty junk pieces


 

How-to:

 

Learn how to stencil and build a wood fall directional sign with Pumpkin Patch by Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils.

Find all 4 stencils used  HERE

About the stencils

 

4 iconic fall sayings designed to work well together were used to create these signs:

Stencils are from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils:

Or find them all in one click HERE

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

Designing the sign

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1. 4 planks of reclaimed wood (previously pressure washed) were lightly sanded.

2. Place stencil on plank to determine approximate desired length of sign. But don’t cut it yet!

Making arrow tips - Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

Creating the arrow tips

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3. From one side of the plank, cut arrow tips on 45 degree angles with a miter saw.

  • Place plank in miter saw and cut the far end straight down.
  • Swivel the miter saw to 45 degrees
  • Align the straight cut beginning to the blade, and cut, creating a triangle.
  • Repeat until you achieve all the arrow tips you desire, ensuring you leave enough board for your sign.

THIS is my miter saw if you are in the market for one!

Making arrow tips - Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

4. Position stencil on the plank to determine where you’d like the arrow tip to sit.

5. Position a cut arrow tip, then trace it onto the plank.

Making arrow tips - Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

6. Cut the traced image using a miter saw at a 45 degree angle.

  • cut one side
  • mark where the plank was on the saw
  • flip board over
  • cut the other side to create the tip

Making arrow tips - Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

Attaching the arrow tip

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7. Paint, then attach arrow tip to sign plank from behind.

  • paint arrow tip black
  • turn the plank over
  • move the arrow tip a little more forward than where the plank was cut – it looks better when viewing from top
  • attach the arrow tip from the back of the sign plank with screws
  • If creating more than one sign you wish to display together, rotate arrow tips to include both left and right sides

View full video tutorial below for easy reference, which includes these steps.

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

Stenciling the signs

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8. Position stencil into place using masking tape.

If you desire to add raffia, string & twine to the ends of the signs like I did, leave more room on the raffia side vs. the arrow tip side. It looks more balanced once finished.

ie: I left 3″ on the arrow tip side, and 4.5″ on the raffia side.

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

How to stencil the signs:

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9. Stencil the images with paint of choice.

Basic how-to:

  • Load stencil brush with paint and off-load most paint onto a rag to create a dry-to-the-touch stencil brush.
  • Position stencil, attach with masking tape to secure, and tap or swirl paint through the stencil for the desired effect.
  • Lift stencil once complete.

Learn more about how to stencil in THIS POST

View video how-to of these signs at bottom of this post.

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

10. Add rusty junk pieces and raffia, string & twine as desired!

I rather liked the look of rotating what I used so they all looked different next to each other.

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

How to distress

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11. Distress if desired.

  • Use a sanding block or variable speed palm sander set to #2 for lots of control
  • Gently sand the sign tips and go over lettering, being careful not to over-sand

Aren’t they the cutest easy wood fall directional arrow signs you ever did see?!

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

The finished signs!

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And the end result are 4 fabulously adorable and easy wood fall directional arrow signs!

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

Love them on the shed out back!

BTW: I’m still working on the shed daily, and hope to share the final results coming soon! But I couldn’t resist putting it to work displaying the signs… I think the shed will be all dressed up for fall this year!

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

And here they are on a rustic fence that’s located behind the shed. Love this look too!

And of course, they’d also be adorable placed on a front porch with pumpkins, fireplace mantel or wall of choice! Add hooks and you have a fall coat hook!


Video how-to

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Click above to watch a short video tutorial on how these signs were made, including adding the easy arrow tips!

Learn how to build and stencil these 4 easy wood fall directional arrow signs! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Apple Cider and Hay Rides made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tutorial plus helpful video how-to!

These easy wood fall arrow signs are perfectly neutral for most any decor, and compact enough to use them most anywhere and in any way you wish!

Now to decide if I’m selling them individually or all together… what would you do?!

But first I think I’m going to enjoy them around the house just a little while longer…

Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils store logo

Find all 4 stencils used HERE

View the entire fall stencil collection HERE

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Some other directional signs you may enjoy:

Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Apple Sider rustic fall signs with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Chippy white fall directional signs (using the same stencils!)

Make these summer directional signs framed in an old window with Cabins, Rentals and Beach! Click to full tutorial.

Summer directional signs in an old window

Learn how to make these summer directional signs with Cabins, Rentals and Beach! Click to full tutorial.

Summer directional signs on a fireplace mantel

Learn how to make these winter directional arrow signs with Sleigh Rides, Hot Cocoa and Ski Lodge! Click to full tutorial.

Make these winter directional signs

Learn how to build and stencil this festive red Sleigh Rides arrow sign for Christmas!

Learn how to stencil and build this rustic Sleigh Rides arrow sign

Visit many other rustic Fall projects HERE

And DIY sign projects HERE

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