Happy Fall everyone – it’s officially pumpkin season! We are huge fans of all things pumpkin and all things Fall so this Pumpkin Patch sign has quickly become one of our favorite crafts. We purchased all the supplies for this craft at the Wood Connection. It was also one of our craft class projects at the Wood Connection for September. For more info. on joining us for a craft class click HERE.
We’re excited to share how we made this sign! Whether you pick up (or order online) supplies from the Wood Connection, or come up with your own, the techniques we used for this sign may be helpful!
Let’s get started!
Here’s what you need:
- Gel stain
- Orange paint
- White paint
- Foam brushes
- Slat sign
- Pumpkin trio + bead board overlay
- Wood glue
- Vinyl design
- Vinyl squeegee (or credit card)
Step 1: Stain and paint
Start by staining the slat sign. We love to use gel stain for a couple reasons. One, it dries as fast as paint; and two, it doesn’t have that potent smell of regular stain. Of course if you want to use regular stain that’s great too, just allow for longer drying time.
Step 2: Vinyl
We designed and cut our own vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo.
For this project we are using the reverse vinyl technique. That means we’ll be painting over the vinyl and then peeling the vinyl off to reveal the stain under the letters.
Once the stain is dry, place the vinyl. (For more details on how to apply vinyl click HERE.) Use a vinyl squeegee (or credit card) to press the letters onto the wood really well.
Step 3: White paint
Now paint the sign white. Start by dabbing over the letters lightly, be sure your brush isn’t too heavy with paint. Then smooth over the dabbing right away. The trick to clean lines is to go light on the paint.
Let the first coat dry and paint a second coat if desired. For the second coat, dabbing around the letters is not necessary. The first coat of paint will have created a seal. Still be careful not to have too much paint on the brush as you paint over the letters.
Step 4: Peel the vinyl
Step 5: Glue
Last step is to glue the bead board overlay onto the pumpkin trio, then glue the pumpkin trio onto the sign.
Let the glue dry completely before standing your sign up.
Thanks for crafting with us!
As always, our goal is to make crafting EASY and FUN! We hope this was project was both of those. We LOVE teaching these craft classes and putting together the kits. Make sure you keep up with our upcoming classes and kits – be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE. We always post the upcoming classes to our followers first. 🙂