Stencil a neutral fall pumpkin patch sign
Next week, there will be some new fall stencil designs listed! It’s always exciting playing with new toys!
However, there always appears to be one fall stencil I gravitate towards that isn’t brand new to the mix. This one is a classic… and it works so flawlessly on a single plank of wood!
So I decided to create a new fall sign idea teaming it up with another stencil. And it turned out so cute!
This neutral fall sign looks great for fall decorating indoors or out! It would be perfect for a fall mantel, or as a front porch sign surrounded with loads of pumpkins!
As it stands, I took mine over to the garden shed, which I’ll share more of below!
But let’s make this sign first!
Since the sign was so easy to make, I decided to make 3 instead of just one! I’d like to try my hand at selling some premade stenciled signs locally so I decided this was a good opportunity to try it out!
Wish to try your hand at one or more of these fall signs too to get your fall decorating off to a great start? Here’s what I did:
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Stencil a neutral fall pumpkin patch sign
Fence planks measuring approx 5.5″ x 48″
Locate a local Fusion merchant HERE
About the stencils
Preparing the planks
1. Cut a cedar fence plank to the desired length, then one side at two 45 degree angles to achieve an arrow tip.
2. Lightly sand the entire plank with a palm sander.
4. Secure Pumpkin Patch with masking tape (if desired, I just held mine), then stencil the image in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black.
Adding the pumpkin
5. Position the pumpkin graphic into place, then stencil the stem in black, then the pumpkin in Fusion’s Raw Silk.
Isn’t this fall sign the cutest?! I’ve always loved white pumpkins which happens to pop nicely against the reclaimed wood!
How to stencil to achieve crisp images with no paint bleed:
- Load the stencil brush with paint.
- Remove most paint on to a rag to achieve a dry-to-the-touch stencil brush.
- Tap or swirl paint through the stencil images to achieve the desired effect.
Splattered paint effect
6. To further age the fall signs, gently flick black paint all over the signs to create a unique finish.
How to create a splatter paint effect on any sign
- Load stencil brush with lots of paint.
- Aim the brush towards your desired surface, then ‘flick’ the paint off the brush using a finger.
The Pumpkin Spice sign above shares how to achieve this effect on just stenciled letters rather than on the entire sign to give the lettering a pumpkin pie filling appearance!
This paint splattered technique really adds a little something to an otherwise plain sign!
Click above to watch a short clip of another sign stenciled using this technique!
Visit Shed Sign tutorial HERE
Adding rustic twine
6. Tie some split up hemp rope around the left side of the sign for added rustic detail if desired!
Adding string or twine detailing to the ends of signs gives the sign some added texture as well as making it look as if the twine may have at one time hung up the original antique sign!
I personally used thicker hemp rope LIKE THIS that was divided up to achieve this look.
I was actually inspired to do this when I found a plank of wood in a pile of rubble with some twine twisted around it. I’ve added twine to many of my since ever since.
Then kinda fall in love with the finished sign…
… and made more than one, because they are that fun and easy to make!
And that in itself is the beauty of stencils. It’s easy to repeat a design you love, so you can decorate more areas of your home, or gift them to another, or even sell!
Yes, I totally allow you to go forth and sell what you make with any of these stencils because I believe in entrepreneurship big time.
And then it was time to play. Where oh where should I place these fall signs?!
I did think of the front porch surrounded with white pumpkins galore! However since I didn’t have any pumpkins on hand yet, I took a walk out to the backyard garden shed instead… which certainly did the outdoor fall decorating trick!
The finished pumpkin patch signs!
Tadaa! Oh little rustic shed, along with my collection of terra cotta plant pots, you certainly make these Pumpkin Patch signs shine!
What is it about this shed? I think my fall decorating is complete as-is! This looks like a little fall pop up shop that has a few fall items up for grabs!
That idea is a dream for one day. However today, the rustic garden shed continues to house my firewood.
But that sure doesn’t mean I can’t decorate it up for the season anyway!
How cute is one sign mounted to the front along the roofline?
I’m really digging the neutrain white pumpkins! Raw Silk was a great paint choice because it’s white without being too stark.
Orange pumpkins is a traditional standard of course and would look cute too! But also think teal and peach pumpkins you can get nowadays could provide different takes for something different!
What’s your fav pumpkin tone these days?
Yup! These cute pumpkin patch signs look good anywhere.
So much so, it was hard to stop taking pictures… this newly revamped shed sure is fun to play with!
Crate window box
Ohhh I think this shot is one of my favorites!
It really shows off that cute You Pick Orchard crate turned window box too!
Learn how to make the Orchard Crate from scratch HERE
I mean, how will one even choose which sign to get? Looks like a fun challenge to have…
… because they all look adorable, don’t you think?
And stay tuned for next week, when new fall designs will be released! Get alerted of any new designs through THIS newsletter!
Think you’ll stencil a neutral fall pumpkin patch sign of your own? Or what sign would you like to make?
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