Dollar General DIY Fall Sign

This evening I made a super cute Fall sign and you wanna hear the best part? It only cost me around $7! Dollar General always has some great crafting supplies and adorable inexpensive Fall decor’ so I made my way there a couple days ago to see what I could find. I don’t know about y’all but I am all about creating some fall pretties on a budget! I was able to find a couple items that I knew would make the perfect addition to one of my table tops!

I always love browsing the crafting section at DG and I was so glad I did this time! I found an unfinished wood panel that was the PERFECT size for a sign for only $5. You can’t beat that! Once I found the panel, I knew I wanted to reverse it and use the back and find something to fit the inside! So, off to the Fall decor’ section I went. Here I found the most adorable little wooden pumpkin shelf sitters with monogram tags for only $2. I knew I couldn’t pass them up even though there wasn’t a C monogram in sight! I had everything else I would need to complete my sign on hand.

Here is the full list of supplies:

  • Unfinished Wood Panel (8″x8″) (Dollar General)
  • Wooden Pumpkin Shelf Sitter with Monogram Tag (Dollar General)
  • Brown Paint
  • Baby Wipe
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Sand Paper
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush or Sponge
  • Paint Pen
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbon

Like I mentioned before, I knew I wanted to reverse the wood panel and use what would actually be considered the back. It makes the perfect blank frame for a sign! I used a baby wipe and some brown acrylic paint to mimic “staining” it the perfect color. I just applied a small bit of paint to my wet wipe and rubbed it on all the parts I knew would be showing with the finished product.

My next step was to find the perfect piece of scrapbook paper to fill the inside. I cut it to fit inside and applied a thin coat of mod podge before placing in the square. Once in place, I smoothed all the wrinkles and had the perfect background! I repeated the same process with my pumpkin.

I don’t know about you all but I am still lovin’ all things buffalo plaid and a lot of my home decor’ includes the black and white so I knew I wanted to incorporate that somehow. I also thought it was the perfect choice to stand out against the muted blue and white polka dot background.

After mod podging everything and letting it dry, I sanded the edges of my pumpkin and hot glued it in. I then flipped the monogrammed tag over to add my own monogram. Easy fix! With a black paint pen, I quickly made the tag work for me. (Note: If you haven’t used paint pens, GO NOW AND GET YOU SOME! So much easier than trying to write with a paint brush!)

My final step was to add the perfect bow to tie everything together and complete the look of my DIY sign. I used ribbon I had on hand and tied a simple bow and attached it using hot glue. Below is the finished product!

This DIY was fast, easy and inexpensive! Something you could easily make for yourself or to share with someone else! Either way, it is the perfect addition to fall decor’ and I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did! Happy crafting friend!

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