12+ Fall signs to make with wood and stencils! (with pictures)

Learn how to DIY 12+ charming fall sign ideas to make with wood and stencils! Includes wood prep tips, how to stencil and lots of fall sign samples, perfect for fall decorating!

12+ Fall signs to make with wood and stencils!

Did we ever have a hot summer. While BC’s west coast may not be use to the heat, it’s probably the most sun we’ve ever seen! What a treat that part was!

However you sure know when fall is around the corner. The air turns crisp in the mornings and evenings, and the days grow shorter quickly!

And that’s when the fall decorating ideas mood hits big! Layer up with cozy blankets, light up glowy candles, throw another log on the fire, and enter the sights and smells of that delicious pumpkin spice!

It’s also a fabulous season to dream up fall decor ideas to make with wood and stencils!

I personally love to decorate with fall signs for changing seasons because they can tell the full story on one simple plank of wood.

And for that reason, fall stencil designs that work on existing wood plank sizes make fall sign making effortless!

So here’s plenty of rustic fall signs to make with wood and stencils each leading to a tutorial from start to finish! With helpful how-to videos too!

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

View all fall stencils HERE

Where to find fall stencils

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You may already know I personally design what I call Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils. These stencils are designed with a vintage sign vibe that you can also modernize up if desired!

To show a little fall love, each fall a new collection comes into play! And this fall is no different…

Visit the newest fall stencils 2021 collection HERE!

Visit all fall stencils HERE

Just released are new fall stencil designs loaded with fun graphics to help bring your signs to life!

Each sign comes with a nice strong headline so they are well read with or without the graphics.

Stencils make it effortless to get pro looking lettering results on a plank of wood. They are especially handy if you gift or sell too!

So let’s chat about how to prepare wood for DIY fall signs next!

reclaimed cedar wood

Where to gather wood to make DIY fall signs

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  • Search for falling down fences.
  • Collect old pallets that appear clean.
  • Check salvage yards for good deals.
  • Put out requests on Facebook.
  • Be on the lookout for barn teardowns.

I gather reclaimed wood scraps from all sources, however my #1 fav thing to do is watch for fences that have seen better days. 

Folks generally want to get rid of the wood any way they can! It can take a little effort removing the planks from the sections, but some slip right out too.

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Read more about my wood gathering adventures at:

The day my family barn came down.

White barn harvesting day.

Old fence lottery win just down the road!

Learn how to harvest safe pallet wood

How to prep wood for DIY fall signs

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  1. Remove nails.
  2. Place boards on the lawn.
  3. Pressure wash one side, then flip and do the other.
  4. Stack vertical on concrete to allow to dry completely.
  5. Stack and store wood for your projects to come!
  6. Lightly sand the planks before creating with them.

Even if the planks look pretty rough, the power of pressure washing will take care of that in a jiffy!

Pressure washing is safe, fast and easy! After removing all nails, I spread the planks out on the lawn, pressure wash one side, then flip them over and do the other.

The planks are then leaned up against the side of the house on a sidewalk to air dry, then stored for projects! Just be sure to dry planks off the lawn, or they will warp.

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Read more about:

The best way to clean reclaimed wood HERE

How I store reclaimed wood.

How to easily remove fence planks without fancy tools!

 

So now that we’ve covered wood prep, let’s get onto the best part! Making signs!

How to make a wooden fall sign with a stencil

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stencil brushes and paint brush cleaner

 

DIY sign supplies you’ll need:

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Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils – all fall designs are HERE

Stencil brushes – I love dome tipped stencil brushes myself!

Paint brush if covering large surfaces

Paint of choice – I tend to use Fusion Mineral Paint Coal Black paint most and at times, craft acrylic paint.

Locate a local Fusion merchant from HERE

A paint container

A rag

Water

Masking tape

Measuring device

Miter saw

Palm sander (I love my Bosch variable speed palm sander best!)

Read a complete list of my fav stencil gear in THIS POST.


Shipping crate stenciled shelves Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

How to stencil to achieve sharp images

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Stenciling is actually very easy! However the main key is to ensure your paint-loaded stencil brush feels dry. This alone helps you create super sharp images!

  1. Dip stencil brush in paint.
  2. Remove most paint onto a rag so brush feels dry.
  3. Tap or swirl brush through stencil for desired effect. 

Learn much more about how to stencil HERE

Visit many videos on how to stencil HERE

Next up, here’s plenty of fall signs to make with wood and stencils!

Make these DIY wood fall signs for fall decor!

 

picket fence fall sunflower sign shelf with stencils

Build and stencil a sunflower fall sign with added shelf!

Stencils: Sunflower Farm Small

Make a rustic fall sign with an added shelf to display fall flowers! Designed with sunflowers that could be bright orange or neutrals. Now that’s a fall craft!

Buffalo Checked Pumpkins in a wagon sign for fall decorating

Front porch Buffalo Checked Pumpkins in a wagon wooden fall sign

Stencils: Buffalo Check – Medium / Pumpkins 25 Cents / Pumpkins

This has to be my most fav fall sign made, thanks to the salvaged 3D additions to bring the wagon to life!

Learn how to add a pattern to any stencil shape too! Great for front door decorating or a fall mantel.

Learn how to build and stencil this Homemade Pie wood sign with interchangeable fruit for fall decorating!

Farmhouse Homemade Pie with interchangeable fruit wooden fall sign

Stencils: Homemade Pumpkin Pie / Fall Produce Graphics

Learn how to make this happy fall Homemade Pie wood sign with interchangeable fruit!

Learn how to stencil on old window glass with this charming Homemade Pumpkin Pie sign, perfect for kitchen fall decorating!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie fall sign decoration stenciled onto a window

Stencil: Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Learn how to stencil on old window glass with this charming Homemade Pumpkin Pie sign, perfect for kitchen fall decorating!

Learn how to stencil an easy fall pumpkin patch arrow sign for fall decorating!

Make a front porch Pumpkin Patch wooden arrow fall sign!

Stencils: Pumpkin Patch / Fall Produce Graphics

Learn how to stencil an easy fall pumpkin patch arrow sign! Includes a nifty paint splattering technique that adds texture. Makes a great fall porch sign by the front door outdoors!

Learn how to create a Pumpkin Spice fall sign with an old window and stencils for fall decorating!

Pumpkin Spice wooden fall sign with an old window

Stencils: Pumpkin Spice / Fall Greetings – small

Create a Pumpkin Spice fall sign with an old window and stencils for kitchen fall decorating! Just add hooks to hang up mugs!

Learn how to stencil mini fall signs with Fall Greetings for fall decorating!

Make a fall saying wood sign!

Stencils: Fall Greetings – small

Learn how to stencil mini fall signs with Fall Greetings! They make great shelf sitters, fun to incorporate into your fall or Thanksgiving decorating! Includes adding acrylic craft paint for added tones.

Learn how to stencil a fall directional sign with 3D arrow tips! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Hay Rides and Corn Maze, perfect for fall decorating!

Directional fall wooden signs

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Make a fall directional sign with Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Hay Rides and Corn Maze!

Stencils: Pumpkin Patch / Apple Cider / Hay Rides / Corn Maze

Learn how to stencil a fall directional sign with 3D arrow tips! Includes Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Hay Rides and Corn Maze, perfect for fall decorating indoors or out!

Learn how to stencil a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Apple Cider rustic fall signs for fall decorating! Includes how to shadow stenciled letters.

Make chippy white fall directional signs with Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Hay Rides and Corn Maze!

Stencils: Pumpkin Patch / Apple Cider / Hay Rides / Corn Maze / Arrow Kit

How to stencil a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Apple Cider rustic fall directional signs for fall decorated beverage station! Includes how to shadow stenciled letters.

Learn how to stencil rustic fall arrow directional signs on any random piece of wood! Perfect for rustic fall decorating on a shed!

Make a fall directional sign with Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Hay Rides and Corn Maze using scrap boards!

Stencils: Pumpkin Patch / Apple Cider / Hay Rides / Corn Maze

Stencil rustic fall arrow directional signs on any random piece of wood! Perfect for rustic fall decorating on a shed!

Learn how to build a DIY rustic crate out of wood, with an Orchard theme using stencils! Perfect for fall decorating and holding fall produce!

Build a wooden crate with a fall Orchard theme!

Stencils: You Pick Orchard / Fall Produce Graphics

Learn how to build a DIY rustic crate out of wood, with an Orchard theme! Perfect for fall decorating with fall produce as a table centerpiece.

Now that we’ve covered signs, there’s much more you can stencil on too! 

Learn how to stencil pumpkin pillows in your chosen custom colours! Includes 2 colour samples.

Pillows!

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Design your own fall pumpkin pillows! Two styles shown.

Stencil: Pumpkins

Learn how to stencil pumpkin pillows in your chosen custom colours! Includes 2 colour samples.

Learn how to stencil on Ikea rattan placemats for fall using 2 different fall stencils!

Placemats!

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Design your own fall placemats with fall sayings and leaves!

Stencils – Fall Greetings – small / Falling Leaves pattern

Learn how to stencil on Ikea rattan placemats for fall using 2 different fall stencils!

Take a fall decorating tour of a rustic shed complete with Orchard window box crate, fall directional signs and more! Signs are easily made with stencils!

Decorate your shed for fall with fall wooden signs, crates and more! Take the tour!

Take a fall decorating tour of a rustic shed complete with Orchard window box crate, fall directional signs and more! Signs are easily made with stencils!

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Learn how to stencil by watching these videos!

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Click above to watch how to stencil on a pillow cover! Includes how to off-load a stencil brush for any type of application.

Visit many more stencil video tutorials on THIS PAGE

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Well friends, I don’t think there’s any lack of fall signs to make with wood and stencils! I hope you’ll be inspired to create with these fall sign ideas to make with wood and stencils so you can fall sign-up your own home too!

Do you have a favorite out of the bunch?

Happy fall decorating! 

Visit all fall decorating stencils HERE to make and customize your own fall wood signs!

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5 thoughts on “12+ Fall signs to make with wood and stencils! (with pictures)

  1. Always love your creations!! Do you ever worry about de-bugging your reclaimed wood? I have read that Borax is good for that…just wondering what your thoughts are on it! 🙂

    • Thank-you Machelle! We don’t tend to have that issue in my area so I don’t worry about it. The wood is generally stored in my workshop for a good long while before I use it so it’s always my hope that helps. I hope! haha

      There are ways to take care of that though. Some tutorials share how to bake wood in an oven! You may want to do a google search to see what’s suggested!

  2. I’ve been so busy with house projects the last year or two, I haven’t had time to create much! But I dream about the day I’ll have time again to use the stencils I’ve already purchased from you. These new fall stencils are awesome!

    I have a question … what is the “Richard” brand tool beside the brushes?? It looks like a cheese grater. I’m intrigued! Do you use it to clean brushes?

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