I love fall! The smell of pumpkin spice and the feel of cool, brisk air whistling through the trees! Today I would like to show you how to make a DIY upcycled frame pumpkin sign.
I was so excited to be invited to participate in the Fall Ideas tour 2019 hosted by Angie over at Postcards from the Ridge. I will be joining 28 other blogger friends who have created beautiful Fall ideas. Please make sure to check them out each day this week. Links are at the bottom of the post. You don’t wanna miss it!
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DIY Upcycled Frame Pumpkin Sign
I found this damaged wood framed picture on the Hobby Lobby clearance aisle. It was marked down to $5.49 because it had a few scratches directly over the image itself. I am all about a bargain! However, the frame was in great shape!
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Wood Frame (An old picture frame would work!)
Scrap Wood (You could also use furring strips)
Craft Paint in Black
Orange Paint (I used Sherwin Williams Copper Pot, but any orange will do)
Folk Art Clear Wax
Cricut Machine or Stencil of Your Choice
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I started by removing the damaged image. It was stapled to the back of the frame. The staples had to be removed using a pair of pliers.
I applied one coat of the black paint to the frame inside and outside.
I then used my 220-grit sandpaper and lightly distressed around the edges and inside the frame, allowing some of the wood to peek through. The frame was sealed with the wax.
For the back of the frame, I used scrap wood from a previous project. I cut down the strips to fit horizontally on the back of the frame. You could very well use furring strips and cut those down to size. I love adding wood to projects, even my big projects like this buffet you can see here.
I gave the strips a light sanding with 220-grit sandpaper and then applied one coat of Special Walnut stain to each strip. It took six pieces for my size frame.
After the stain dried completely, I sealed the wood with Waverly Clear Wax.
Attaching to Back
I attached the strips to the back of the frame using my finishing nails.
Here is the new back!
I found a pack of three unfinished pumpkins off of Amazon. They were the perfect size for this project.
The unfinished pumpkin was painted with Sherwin Williams Copper Pot, which is a deep, dark orange. I distressed around the edges.
The Hubs is my Cricut King. He is so good at using the machine. He was kind enough to create my quote “Hello Fall.” He applied the vinyl quote to the pumpkin for me, he is so sweet! You could also use a stencil or even premade letters if you do not have a vinyl machine. I sealed it by spraying one light coat of Polycrylic.
I tied a few pieces of raffia around the stem and then attached the pumpkin to the frame back using my self-adhesive spray.
In conclusion, I plan to use this on my fireplace mantel once I start decorating! Old picture frames are always available at local thrift stores and for pretty cheap. Be on the lookout the next time you visit yours!
Fall Ideas Tour 2019
Don’t forget to check out all of the beautiful Fall projects before you leave! Scroll down to see all the wonderful ideas!