Now that the mornings are beginning to get a little crisp, (even though the days are still quite hot), I find myself getting the itch to create Fall decor! As I was browsing the Target dollar bin aisles I found a really cute pack of two Fall stencils that I just couldn’t pass up! Two stencils for $3! So I decided to make a coordinating pair of DIY Fall wall decor plaques.
To create these, I cut two 8″ long 1×12 boards. I then stained both boards with Minwax Dark Walnut stain and let them dry.
Once the stain had dried, I wrapped painters type around the middle section of one of the two boards, covering about a 2″ section of board:
I then spray painted both boards with a few light coats of White spray paint:
Once the paint had dried, I used the stencils I had purchased at Target to create the designs.
First, I taped the “hello Fall” stencil to the all-white board. I first colored in the leaf design on the stencil using an orange Sharpie marker.
Then using a soft paintbrush and gold craft paint, I lightly applied the gold paint over the orange marker.
I then used a black Sharpie to fill in the word “hello”.
Next, I used the soft paintbrush and gold craft paint to fill in the word “Fall”.
In that same target dollar bin, I also found this really cute pack of wood adhesive leaf decorations:
I chose a gold and a copper leaf to add to my Fall artwork:
For the coordinating piece of DIY Fall wall decor, I removed the tape that was around the middle of the board.
I then lined up the stencil so the word “and’ was centered over the brown stained portion of the board, and taped the stencil down. I used white craft paint and a soft paint brush to fill in the “and” and designs on each side of the word.
I then used a black Sharpie to fill in the top word “Thankful” and I used the gold craft paint to fill in the bottom word “Grateful”.
Now, when I begin putting up my Fall decorations in a couple of weeks, I will have two coordinating wall art pieces to bring the feeling of Fall into my home!