Pumpkin Welcome Sign

Its September y'all, que fall weather. I get so excited this time of the year, I love everything about fall. From the changing of the leaves to the new drinks Starbucks puts out. HURRAY for the return of the Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I decided to put out diy fall decor posts this month.
  
Of course with pumpkin spice lattes comes Fall decoration everywhere. But if you're like me and want to save some money to go toward your Starbucks addiction. You don't go out and buy expensive decorations. You do them yourself!
Each Monday for the rest of this month we will have a new Fall home decor craft that you can do by yourselves. This home decor craft is a cute pumpkin welcome sign. This does require some power tools and if you're a cluts like me please have someone who's handy with a jigg saw do certain steps for you.



What You Need:
- One sheet of plywood
- Some wood scraps that would be good for a stand
- Spray paint in Orange, Green and Black
- Faux fall leafs from Dollar Tree
- Stencils
- A jigg saw
- Pencil
- Painters tape


First step is you're going to need to take your sheet of ply wood and sketch out the pumpkin design you want with your pencil. However high or wide you make the pumpkin matters, you want enough room so that you can place "Welcome" on there nicely. I decided to make my pumpkin taller with that in mind.





Next came Jason's part. He's always looking for reasons to use his new tools and he hasn't gotten to use his jigg saw yet, so this was the perfect project. This step was easy you basically cut out the pumpkin drawing and go slow so that you don't splinter the plywood sheet.



*Jason did go over the sides with our new sander just to make sure they're smooth.*

Third step: You need to spray paint your pumpkin using your Orange and Green paint. I used painters tape to separate the pumpkin stem from the pumpkin. Also it helps keep any orange spray paint from getting on the stem which should be sprayed green. Once the orange spray paint dries do the same steps to paint your pumpkins stem green. I used three different brands of spray paint. Krylons Pumpkin orange, Rust Oleums Hunter green, and walmarts brand in black.



 I waited a few days because I got sidetracked with reading to go and spray paint the welcome letters onto my pumpkin sign. I printed out some stencils and placed them on my sign while it was laying flat on the ground. Remember to protect the rest of your sign from the black spray paint. Once done let it dry and move on to the next step. I normally give it at least two to three hours drying time.

Okay fourth step and we're almost done..its time for decorations. You cant just put your pumpkin out there looking all plain. So I had some left over fabric leafs from the dollar tree last year and I haven't had anything to use them on. TILL NOW!!!! I couldn't figure out how exactly I wanted them to place so I just played around a little till I figured out the right placement, then hot glued them suckers down. Make sure you place them so that they don't cover your welcome letters.

Oh I also added something to my pumpkin just to add my little touch. I had some white paint left over from some project. I added some swirl designs on my pumpkin and dots. The green, orange and white just pops together.

FINALLY the last part. You can either hang your sign or make a stand for it. We chose a stand. Left over wood scraps from previous projects will work perfect for this.

I now officially love my pumpkin Welcome sign, I can use it from September through November, I'll have to make a replacement for December but there's plenty of time to think about that. Take a look at our finished piece!







29 comments:

  1. 'Very pretty! Happy Autumn! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Simple and cute! Just my style. Thanks for linking up at the DIY Sunday Showcase.

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  3. Lovely bright sign!! And great instructions too!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Super cute pumpkin! nice paint job. Can't wait to pull all of my fall stuff out.

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  5. This is so cute! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-28.html

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  6. love it the white pumpkins make it pop found you through rain on a tin roof hop I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this, Jamie! Thank you so much for sharing at the DIY Showcase this week.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  8. I love this!!! I also stopped by to let you know I love reading your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award… You'll find the post on my blog with the directions...

    Have a great day!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie Bs too!

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  9. Hi, Jamie

    This is so cute. I love how your sign turned out. I found your lovely blog on MinettesMaze link party. I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog. I am a new follower too. Have a great week and love for you to stop by www.diy180.com

    Vanessa

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  10. Looks great. I'd love this with orange chalk board paint, you could draw whatever you like on there, from welcome one day to a jackolantern face for halloween. Can't wait to see what you come up with for christmas time :)

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  11. What a cute sign .. and that ecard is priceless. I'm not a fan of pumpkin anything but that is so true about the lattes!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    Raising-Reagan.com

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  12. So pretty! You sure are ready to welcome Fall!!! Finally here temps are going down after being in the high 90's. Perhaps I will be able to think Fall and get going with the decor! Thanks for sharing at the Fluster Buster Party! Have a fantastic day, Lizy party co host

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  13. Love your sign! I wish I was good with wood working tools! Visiting from Domestic Superhero's link up. I shared my Fall Hutch.

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  14. Very nice! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

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  15. I like the added touch of leaves! Thanks for sharing this @DearCreatives I am featuring you tomorrow! Drop by & pick up your featured button & link up again tomorrow or anytime! Thanks for sharing how to make this for others to see & make one if they like! Theresa

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature i'll be sure to stop by and grab the button. :)

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  16. Now that is a super cute sign.

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  17. This is GORGEOUS! this is my weekend project! Thanks for sharing!! I love DIY. Hoping you stop by, i usually feature a DIY find on a friday, if ok with you I'll feature this next friday? http://julshiddengems.blogspot.ie/2013/09/my-favourite-friday-online-finds_13.html

    Juls

    Visiting from katherinescorner.com

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    1. That would be fine by us. I cant wait! We'll be subbing for sure!

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    2. Thanks for signing up :) I'll post my version of your masterpiece next week also :)
      Have a great weekend :)

      Juls

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  18. Great job! Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing on SUnday FUNday!

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  19. I love this!! You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing this week at A Bouquet of Talent. I just featured it at Pick of the Bunch. I also pinned and tweeted. :)

    I also followed on Facebook, GFC, and Twitter. I'm glad I checked because I thought I was already following your awesome blog. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature Kathy. It means alot to us so glad you like the pumpkin.

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  20. I wanted to let you know I featured your Welcome sign in this weeks Whimsy Wednesday roundup - DIY Pumpkin Crafts & Recipes! http://bit.ly/1ei4ISl

    Hope to see you again for tonights link party!

    Susan

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    1. Oh thank you so much Susan I'll be sure to head on over there once its live.

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  21. Such a great pumpkin craft - I love how it turned out!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us all on Tutorial Thrusdays Linky Party. Your tutorial will be featured tomorrow.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft
    P.S. Pinned :)

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