Fall arrived a bit late here in Utah due to the crazy weather we have had this year, but the leaves have finally started to change colors in the mountains. The pumpkins are ready to harvest, and the temperatures have dropped. To celebrate, I created a DIY fall mantel sign with all my favorite fall words!
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DIY Fall Mantel Sign
Ever since I built the frame to go around our TV, I have had fun making different artwork and signs to fit inside of it to hide the TV when we aren't using it. I like to use either ⅛" plywood or hardboard. Both are lightweight and easy to pop in and out. After I cut the hardboard to size I got my spray shelter set up. I love this little one because it pops up in seconds!
I almost went with an orange color but since the leaves and pumpkins would have orange tones, so I decided to go with a complimentary green color. Since I have green accents in the room, it also helps tie the mantel into the rest of the space.
While the paint was drying, I created a design on my computer and cut it out with my cricut machine. You could easily use a paint pen and write out the words if you want. I just have terrible handwriting so I chose to use vinyl instead.
After weeding the vinyl, I used a ruler and some chalk to create lines so I could place the vinyl in the center and to ensure they went on straight. It is always nerve wracking to place such a big design down!
For the sign, I decided to just add a list of all my favorite things about fall. The font I used is called Yours Truly.
The vinyl says:
"cool nights and crisp air
Falling leaves, pumpkins
cozy sweaters and fires
golden sunlight, soft breeze
apple cider and hayrides
hot soup, garden harvest"
I harvested a few of the pumpkins from our garden but some still need time to turn orange. I was able to go up the canyon (a 5 minute drive from my house) to collect a few leaves since the leaves down here have yet to change.
What are your favorite things about fall?
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