Good morning! Happy Fall! I guess it’s not really fall for another week, but it’s sure starting to feel like it at my house. Yesterday the wind was blowing and it had a chill in the air with it, and it’s getting me excited for fall. I love fall, but I don’t really love winter that follows, so it’s kind of catch 22, since winter always follows. I just hope we have a few months of the crisp fall air before it gets too cold. 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my stories last week. I was working on this Fall Front Porch Sign and was having some issues with my vinyl sticking. I figured out the problem, and I’ll share that so when you make your own, you won’t have the same issue. 😉
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Fall Front Porch Sign Supplies:
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Stencil Vinyl or Regular Vinyl
- 12″ x 24″ Standard Grip Mat
- Cut File (personal use only)
- Transfer Tape
- Wood Sign
- Sander (optional)
Months ago (like January) I put this sign/board together. I used 1″ x 4″ and 1″ x 2″ boards to build it. Once I had it built, I painted it white with some paint I had in my garage. I’ve since learned that you don’t just use what ever kind of paint you have in your garage. 🙂 I uploaded my design to Cricut Design Space then cut it out from the Cricut Stencil Vinyl. I was excited to try this stuff and see how it worked out for me. I cut my design, weeded it, applied transfer tape and then tried to place it on my board. Remember how I said not use use paint that’s just sitting in the garage? The paint I used was a semi gloss and the vinyl wouldn’t stick to it, at all! (NOTE: Do NOT use SEMI GLOSS paint!) I pulled my stencil off, it seemed to still be good, so I saved it. I lightly sanded my board by hand and tried to stick the stencil again. It still wouldn’t stick. So I took it out to the garage and used my electric sander on it. That distressed the board for me, and it also helped so that the vinyl could stick better. By this point, I had to cut a new stencil, and I ended up using regular vinyl for that. I was excited to try this stenciling material though because it’s see through. You can see exactly where you are putting it and know if it’s all lined up right! I really liked that!
So, by the time I got a stencil to stick (kind of, it was still having a hard time) I had my new stencil that I cut out of vinyl.
I painted the letters in orange and yellow.
Then I peeled up my stencil.
Once I had it painted, I added a ribbon.
I was so excited to get my sign finished up! I took it out and set it on my Front Porch Bench. We get a lot of wind where I live, so I’m nervous that it might get blown off the bench. We’ve had some wind in the last week since it’s been out there, and it seems to be staying okay. So hopefully I don’t have any issues with it. 🙂
Once I got the Fall Front Porch sign out on the bench, it started a domino effect. I got out my Welcome Fall Front Door Sign and my Porch Pumpkins. Once I had those, I decided I needed to go shopping for a door mat that matched the fall decor better. I found my cute Gather rug at Hobby Lobby.
I don’t think I’m quite done with my whole porch, but I’m still trying to decide what else to add. Last year I had some corn stalks, and I really want to do that again, but the wind really messed them up last year, so I’m not sure if I’ll do those or not and pumpkins. I think I need a truck load of pumpkins, right? 🙂
Have you decorated your porch for fall yet?
When I decided to make a Fall Front Porch Sign, I wasn’t sure what I was going to put on it, and then I found this saying by looking at fall signs on Pinterest.
It really is truly how I feel about Fall though. I love fall!
I also love the way my porch is coming together. I hope it comes together the rest of the way and I can share it with you in the next few weeks.
Tell me, what is your favorite part about Fall?
Also, do you decorate your porch for Fall? I’d love to see it. Post a picture on Instagram and tag me in the photo. I’m @thehappyscraps over there.Linking up to some of these parties.