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