I know I’m a little late for doing a Fall decorating project… but the beauty of this easy DIY wall hanger is that it’s a TWOFER! (I don’t ever get to use that word, but I love it!) This wood sign is Fall on one side, then simply flip it over for the Winter side! It also doesn’t require any tools. Easy Peasy.
I saw a sign similar to this (except it was bigger, and the letters were different, and it was on a different background… so really not that similar at all!) online for around $80. That’s insane. And it wasn’t even double-sided! I got all the materials used for this for less than $15. Each item is from Michaels, except for the small cup hooks that we had on hand from a hardware store.
I know I’m from Maryland so I’m not supposed to use the word “y’all”. But my Mom is from the South, and my entire side of the family now lives in the South, so I feel I should get a pass. Besides… maybe I’m lazy but it’s just easier to say than “you all”, “everyone”, “you guys”, etc.
Anyway… here are the materials y’all will need : )
The Large round wood plaque can be found here. The calligraphy pen isn’t a necessity, you could use a Sharpie. I just prefer the Calligraphy marker because it gives you varying “thicks and thins” in the letter shapes, which makes it more interesting.
I started off by practicing what I wanted to write on paper, then lightly sketched it out onto the wood with a pencil.
Once I was happy with the placement of the letters and leafs, I traced over it with the marker. If you are TOO careful and slow when you write, it’ll come out looking shaky. The trick is to just write it with confidence! If you worry about making it look perfect it won’t turn out as well. It’s supposed to look a little imperfect and raw, so I think using your natural handwriting will look best.
Next, I took a tiny paint brush and traced over the black with a sheer, shimmery gold.
Once that side was dry, I flipped it over and followed the same steps for the “Let it Snow” side. I traced the black letters with a light shimmery silver, and drew the leaf design with a soft green. I finished it off by dabbing the top of the garland with some of the silver sparkles.
Once both sides were dry, I screwed in 2 of these cup hooks at the top. They were pretty easy to push in by hand, no tools required!The final step is looping some twine through the hooks and tying a knot to hang the sign from. Pretty simple, and I love that it lasts through 2 seasons!
Do you guys DIY any of your Holiday decor! If so please share, I’d love some new ideas!