Too soon for Halloween ideas?! Naw. Seems like half the posts I run across online right now is someone blogging about pumpkin and apple recipes or decorating their porch with fall leaves and gourds. I’m excited because I love fall and all the things that go along with it (especially the pumpkins!) but struggle with the part of me that doesn’t want to be premature and be sick of all the fun fall stuff before Thanksgiving arrives. But in the interest of making sure you all have plenty of time to grab some fall decorating inspiration from here or other blogs, it probably makes sense to put it out there early so you have plenty of time to create. Am I right?
I will be sharing a new fall idea or two every week until November – or until I run out of ideas, which-ever comes first! You’ve already seen my 2×4 Pumpkins and my Wooden Pallet Pumpkins (and if you haven’t I’d love for you to check them out) so this week I thought I would share my Double-Sided Wooden Sign for Fall. The front side has a fun saying for Halloween and the back side is for Thanksgiving. I love the double-sided concept, especially when it comes to holiday decor because not only does it cut down on the amount of storage space I need for storing off-season holiday decorations but it also makes it super easy to change out the decorations from one holiday to another. This works especially well with the back to back holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. I can leave out the pumpkins and bright orange and red leaves from September through November and just switch out a few select pieces for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
It was pretty simple to put together. We just took 3 pieces of scrap wood (1×6 or 1×8 probably) and cut them all to the same length (maybe 15″ wide or so), then used smaller scraps (1×2) as braces along the back and put screws in them to hold it all together. Then stained it all mahogany.
I like the effect the wood braces on the back give the sign – makes it more rustic and a bit vintage looking, I think. I also used the same stain technique as I did on the Corn Hole boards (see tutorial HERE) on the Thankful side of the sign for the lettering. I love the look. The Halloween quote was done with white vinyl using my Silhouette machine.
I have kind of a
obsession “thing” for witch themed decor for Halloween. There’s just something about the pointy hat and the witchy boots that makes me smile. And I prefer the more fun and whimsical look to the scary things and the gore that often goes along with Halloween.
It looks great on the front porch with everything else doesn’t it? And is often the case with most of the holiday decorations I make – it’s easy and inexpensive too!
Have you decorated your porch for fall yet? I’d love to hear some of your ideas!
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