I started off by painting my whole board with my agave color. I let that sit for about 5 minutes and then I painted over that color with my pumpkin color. I like to start with my second color before my first color is completely dry as it helps the 2 colors mesh together more. I wanted some of the agave color to show through so I just brushed lightly over it with my pumpkin paint. Once my paint was dry I used my sanding block to distress it and make a little more of the agave color to show through.
Next, I used E6000 to adhere my harvest banner on to my board. Be sure to use plenty of E6000 on your letters. Remember, it takes E6000 a full 24 hours to cure so be patient. I recommend using this instead of hot glue for any project that will be used out doors as it will withstand the heat or the cold. I chose to leave the jute twine on my letters but you could certainly take it off if you if you choose.
Once I had my banner glued on I decided it was still missing something. I simply took some jute twine and wrapped it several times around each end of the board, securing with staples.
I do recommend spraying your finished project with a clear coat if you plan on using the sign outside to help it last as long as possible.
I love all the scents of Fall and Winter so this is the perfect addition to my décor and it’s super easy to do!
Start by finding a potpourri scent that you love. I used “Purely Pumpkin” from Hobby Lobby. Next you will need to decide what size of mason jar you want to use and if you want to use a regular or wide mouth lid. You can click on my affiliate link for the lids and it will take you to Amazon where you can then choose your lid size if you can’t find them locally. I personally couldn’t find them where I live so was glad I found them on Amazon. What doesn’t Amazon have, honestly? Haha!
Next, you will add your potpourri to your jar, arranging it as you like. Now screw on your frog lid. I of course, had to add a bow to mine so I just took a few pieces of ribbon and some raffia and made a quick little bow to add to it. Before, I glued my bow on I did wrap a few extra strands of raffia around the brim of the jar to add a little more cuteness!
I found all of my supplies for this at the Dollar Tree except for the Waverly paint and my paint brush! Who would of thought, right?
I started by painting my pumpkin with my “pumpkin” Waverly chalk paint. You can get a small bottle of this paint for under $2. You could certainly skip this step if you wanted to but I thought it would be cute to see a pop of orange through the burlap. Once that had dried I traced my pumpkin on my piece of burlap. You can then either use mod podge or hot glue to adhere your burlap to your pumpkin.
Next I used the word “welcome” from the 3 pack of metal words I got at the Dollar Tree. If you have a Dollar Tree I would go snatch some of the words as soon as you can! You would be surprised how much cute craft stuff dollar stores actually have. Not a week goes by that I don’t go on a good old shopping spree at our local Dollar Tree!
Lastly, I hot glued my bow onto the bottom of the stem. I also got this two pack of bows at Dollar Tree for $1. Too cute pass up so I snatched them up.
How stinkin’ cute right? The even better part is that I made this for under $5.