Fall crafting has officially taken over! I’m having so much fun decorating for fall this year. Last year, we had only been in our home for a few weeks and I was still getting used to our new space. This year, I’m definitely in the groove and enjoying this season a little more.
This weekend I finished my Fall Mantel for this year (I’ll be revealing it this week) and I made this DIY Gather Sign for it. It was really easy to make and very inexpensive so I thought I’d give you a quick tutorials. It has a fun farmhouse look to it and I completed it on about 30 minutes.
I started with These fun metal letters I picked up at Hobby Lobby. They are the perfect size for crafting and are only $2.99 each (even less if you catch them when they are 50%).
I had a scrap piece of a 8″ wide pre-finished board and used that as my base. I love working with this type of wood if I know I’m going to paint it anyway. It is more expensive but it leaves a really smooth finish.
Then, I used Elmer’s ProBond Advanced to secure the metal letters to the wood. It’s specially designed to adhere porous and non porous materials together. Pretty much my favorite glue to use.
To finish off the sign, I dry-brushed a little black acrylic paint on it to give it a weathered look. If you aren’t familiar with this technique, you simply dip your brush in paint, then blot is off until it’s almost dry. Then you gently move the brush over the surface and it creates this look.
This sign was the perfect addition to our mantel this year! I can’t wait to show you the whole thing!