Create a simple and elegant Acrylic and Wood Fall Sign to decorate your fireplace hearth for fall. Thank you to DecoArt for sponsoring this project!
Hello there friends! Have you been doing any fall crafting or decorating yet this season yet? I’ve done less than usual with everything we’ve had going on, so for what I have done, easy has been the name of my game! This Acrylic and Wood Fall Sign is the perfect decoration for the fireplace and is simple and quick to make. Follow along for the easy tutorial!
DIY Acrylic and Wood Fall Sign
- Acrylic or glass sign or frame (similar)
- Unfinished wood letters
- Americana Decor Texture in Bronze
- Paint brush
- Texture tool and/or palette knife
- Adhesive mounting squares
You can use purchased unfinished wood letters from the craft store or you can make your own in the exact size and font of your choice like I did. If you’d like to cut out your own letters with a Cricut or cutting machine, feel free to use my cut file and you can read more about cutting wood with a Cricut machine here.
First, apply a thin coat of Americana Decor Texture over the entire surface and sides of the wood letters with a paint brush. Once dry, dip a texture tool or palette knife into the Americana Decor Texture and apply generously over the surface of the letters. To make the letters easier to control, I secured them onto my painting surface with adhesive mounting squares. You have a good amount of play time with the Texture so you can play with different patterns with the texture tool or palette knife until you have a design you like. I liked this rustic bark look I happened upon with my texture tool.
Allow to dry overnight since the the Americana Decor Texture was layered on thick. Make sure the acrylic or glass surface of your sign is clean. Apply mounting squares onto the backs of your wood letters and secure them onto your Acrylic and Wood Fall Sign in the arrangement you like.
Display on the mantle, by the fireplace, on a wall or wherever you deem to be the perfect spot for your new Acrylic and Wood Fall Sign!
I have a new Cricut maker machine, and am confused. I wanted to make a sign by attaching the vinyl directly to the wood signs, instead of using the Cricut to make a stencil and then just painting, but I’m having trouble finding a video with explanations on how to do it. My signs will be with just words, no images, so I thought it would be pretty straight forward, but I can’t get my head around how to do it. I need detailed instructions. Any suggestions?
Hi Ruth! I’m SO sorry! I’ve taken time off from blogging and just checked in on messages. I’m assuming you’ve already found a solution, but in case you haven’t, the best way to get vinyl to stick to wood is actually to use heat transfer vinyl. That’s how I did with this project: https://lydioutloud.com/diy-mothers-day-planter/
Love the transparency of this design.
Thank you so much Eileen!
Very cool and festive! Will done!
Thanks so much Parris!