DIY Gold Studded Fall Sign

DIY Gold Studded Fall Sign

Happy Fall!  It’s officially here!  I started sprinkling my home with bits of fall a little while ago, but I have been holding off on sharing too much of it just in case any of you are terribly annoyed by rushing summer out the door.  I do love summer too, but I am just plain tired of it.  I have been feeling the same way about my summer mantel, so it was the first thing to get a fresh fall update!

First I sketched out a quick plan and quickly realized that I needed an anchor piece that was subtle but interesting.  I dug around my fall decor box and didn’t see anything just right, so I decided to make this DIY gold studded fall sign.

I was inspired by this lovely thumbtack ampersand that I mentioned a while back.  I like gold, and I wanted my mantel to coordinate with but not exactly match my dining room decor, so the metallic touch was perfect.

gold studded fall sign step 1

gold studded fall sign step 2

gold studded fall sign step 3

As you can see, the steps are really simple and pretty self explanatory.  I painted a piece of scrap wood white and sanded it a bit.  Then I sketched the word fall and a leaf.  I hammered in gold thumbtacks from the Dollar Tree.  I did have to use tweezers to get the pins started.  It was tedious at first, but fast and easy once I got the hang of it.  That’s it!  This project took about 30 minutes (plus drying time for the paint) and cost me nothing since I had the supplies in my garage.  If you are buying them, it will be less than $5 – seriously.

gold studded fall sign

I will be sharing the entire fall mantel later this week!

I am sharing this post at Jack of All Trades and Oak & Oats.

  • So cute Megan! You did it again, so simple and so chic! Love love love!

    • Thank you so much Cassie!!! I love a simple project! Happy Fall!

  • That’s so cute! Can’t wait to see the rest of your mantel!

    • Thanks Gabrielle! I LOVE your fall decor too! It’s so much fun to see how everyone brings the outdoors in this time of year!

  • holy moly, i love this!! it’s genius. i’m totally making one of these!

    • Thanks girl! It was crazy easy, that’s pretty much the only kind of project I am tackling these days!

  • dwellinghappy

    So cute, I love it! I love that it’s so simple! Pinning. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I am all about the easy projects! I hope you are having a happy first week of fall!

  • This is so cute Megan! I might do this for a Christmas decoration.

    • Thanks! Yes! It would be so cute with a tree, a star, the word joy… so many christmas ideas!

  • Shelly at The Domestic Heart

    Adorable! What a great idea! Pinning this !

    • Thanks Shelly! Loving all your fall decor too! It’s such a fun time of year to spruce up mantels and tabletops!

  • Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. Very creative, simple, idea.

  • Sami Bookout

    Too cute! I love the gold embellishments. What a fun way to decorate!

    • Thanks Sami! I love a little touch of gold any time of year but especially with all these warm fall colors!

  • Nici

    This is adorable! Love the gold studs! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!

    • Thanks Nici! I still have plenty of the studs leftover. They might be all over my Christmas decor too!

  • Aww, what a fun project for the fall-time! I’m longing for the weather to turn here in Dallas and making something like this might get me into the autumnal mood, even though it’s not quite here yet!

    Thanks for sharing this, Megan!

    • Thanks Erin! It was crazy easy. It’s still pretty hot here too. Have you been to the Dallas arboretum? My friend who lives there sent me some pictures yesterday, and it was pumpkin mania! There was even a little house completely covered in gourds. I so wish I lived close enough to visit this fall!

      • Good, good, Megan! Yes, I’ve been to the Arboretum, though I haven’t been this season yet. I hear their pumpkin displays are ridiculous and amazing!

  • Hayley Gildersleeve

    This is so great! I really want to make this!

    • Thanks Hayley! You should make one this weekend! It’s seriously so easy!

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  • Hey Megan! Thanks so much for sharing at our link party this week! I’m not sure if you are on FB, but I’ve also shared a link to your project there:

    Hope to see you again next week! 🙂

    • Thanks Michelle! I have a personal facebook but not a blog page. I need to make one ASAP. I really appreciate the share!

  • dwellinghappy

    Thanks for linking up with us this week at Motivational Monday!! Hope you join us again next week. 🙂

    • Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

  • I love this idea! It’s simple, but looks like a million bucks! I think I’ll have to try it out!

    • Thanks Sarah! It’s quick and easy, but it really spruces up the mantel! There are so many other things you could do with the same idea. I think an initial would be really fun for year round decor!

  • Erin G

    I LOVE this!!! I am going to head to the nearest store and grab supplies because this HAS to be part of my fall decor! Thanks for sharing!!

    • I am so glad you might make one, Erin! It is such a simple project with big impact! Let me know how yours turns out!

  • Jennifer Prior

    What a cute idea!

  • cute! I love this DIY!

    • Thanks so much Elizabeth! Have a good week!

  • Oh wow!! This is the cutest idea ever, and so simple! 😀 I think I’m going to make this and put it right on my t.v. stand <3

    • Thanks McKenna! It is simple, and who doesn’t love a bit of bling?!

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  • Lisa Mabey

    So much fun! I’m featuring you today at Mabey She Made It.

    • Thank you so much for the feature, Lisa!

  • That is so adorable and easy!! Loving this. And the best part? I already have everything I need! xo

  • Andi

    So cute! Going to pin this one.

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