Shabby Farmhouse Fall Sign for $4

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Whether you've started your Fall decorating already, or you're waiting until the weather is cooler, I've got a sweet and simple DIY sign to share with you today. Today's project is so cheap and easy! It cost me just $4 to make this cute distressed fall sign and if you read the tutorial below, you too can make one.

If you follow me on Instagram (I share lots of behind the scenes videos and pictures!) you may have seen my stories where I showed all the distressed wood I picked up one day. Someone in my neighborhood repaired their fence and threw out all the 'ugly' boards...ugly to them but when it comes already aged, weathered and distressed, it is a WIN in my books! I knew I wanted to make some super cheap and inexpensive signs for Fall, and this free find kept this sign to only $4!

You'll need a board for your sign base, as well as wood letters, white chalk paint, hot glue, a Silhouette machine - this is the one I bought years ago (it's a great price on a bundle), but you could also use black stickers, and a respiratory mask for safety.

Step One - I had Mr DIY cut my long fence board down into manageable sizes. I got three sign boards from one fence board. I always, always sand my wood before I do anything else. No one wants splinters! I sand every edge with my  palm sander, and it takes me just a couple minutes. When using old wood, please wear a respiratory mask to protect yourself cause you never know just what's in that dust you're breathing in!

Step Two - Then I painted the board with white chalk paint, being careful to leave quite a bit of original wood showing through!

Step Three - While the paint dried, I created my word 'hello' in my Silhouette Studio. The beauty of this machine is that you can customize everything! I was able to measure the spot on my board where I was going to place it, and cut it out to that exact size! I cut it out onto black craft vinyl.

Step Four - I used transfer paper to adhere the word "Hello" exactly where I wanted it on my sign board.

Step Five - Using hot glue, I glued down the Walmart letters that spell "FALL". To make a hanger for my DIY fall sign, I cut a piece of jute twine, knotted both ends and stapled it to the back of my sign using my heavy duty staple gun.

And that's it! A cute, shabby farmhouse sign that will work so well with any decor! I love it in my black and white sunroom with the cottage dresser and buffalo check accents. Make sure to visit my blog DIY Beautify for hundreds more seasonal and everyday DIY and decor ideas!

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