Autumn Sign

5 Materials
2 Hours

I love to make seasonal signs and switch them out. Sometimes I free hand the lettering and sometimes I stencil. This time I added and extra step that gives my sign some added interest.

I’m getting all the autumn feels from this sign!

The first thing you need to do is find some paper napkins that you like. Yes we are going to mod pose them. You also need to find a board. Depending on how rustic you want it, you can leave the board unfinished or stain it first. You can also paint it white to give it a less rustic look.

I found these napkins on Amazon. They were very inexpensive.

Make sure the napkins are two ply.

Pull apart the two layers and dispose of the non printed one.

Spread a layer of mod podge on your board with a brush.

Then carefully place your napkin on the mod podge and lightly press in place.

You may have to dab a little mod podge on places where it doesn’t want to stick.

Continue over your board until covered. I tried to line up the print but once you put your wording on you won’t even notice.

when it was dry I hand painted my lettering.

I stapled some twine to it and hung it up in my hallway.

I’m happy with the results and it was fun changing up how I normally do my signs.

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1 question
  • Sherry Weibley
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Why is it necessary to buy 2-ply napkins when the instructions then says to pull them apart and throw away the unprinted piece?

    • Because when you mod podge it down it becomes almost translucent and it’s not so bulky looking. There will be less wrinkles to tend with as well.

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  • Grandmasue10
    on Sep 6, 2020

    I have a space below my door over the stoop which is marred from previous owners kicking their boots to clear snow from them or from the stoop sinking and exposing more of the house. It's like a stair tread, and a sign like this would cover it. I would need four for different seasons or just use "Welcome"

  • Normandie Lyon
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Thanks for the responses!

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