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!
The piece of scrap wood I used for project was approximately 20 inches long and is a tongue and groove style board. I started off by dry brushing some paint onto my board. I didn’t want to fully cover my board so the dry brushing technique works perfectly for this. I didn’t paint the top groove section of the board as we are going to do something with that part next.
Once my board dried I took my jute twine and wrapped it several times around the top of my board leaving just a bit of the natural wood showing. I secured the beginning and end of my twine with hot glue. You could also use a staple gun to secure the twine.
Next, I hot glued the numbers of my zip code to the board. If you plan on using this outdoors you will want to use E6000 to adhere your numbers to your board. I found my letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.39 per pack. I am in love with this piece! What do you think? Easy, cute and versatile so you can use it around your house year round.
Who doesn’t love some easy diy holiday décor? This wreath is super cute and very easy to make! I am sharing my live video of me making the wreath as I thought it would be easier for you to watch rather than for me to try and explain. The bow is very easy to make but can be a little tricky to try and explain.