Create your own wood lettered pumpkin patch sign with wood letters and pumpkins. This tutorial shares how I made a Pumpkin Patch Sign using wooden letters, dollar store pumpkin cutouts and stencils.
Fall is definitely one of my favorite times a year. In fact, decorating for Fall really helps change the mood from Summer days into cozy nights. There is just something about it that gets me excited and energized for all sorts of things.
This year, as I started looking towards Fall, and what the season may bring, I also thought about my decor. For me, that is the thing I love to do. It is almost like therapy I guess.
Plus, Fall seems to be the time of year that I am the most crafty out of any other time of year. It the time where I get more creative and inspired. I definitely tend to hustle a little more at everything it seems, except dieting. LOL
I knew I wanted to layer some wooden signs and decorative pieces on my large china hutch. I don’t have a mantle or a fireplace, so this is the next best thing. Plus, I’ve never really ever decorated the top of the hutch before. I shared on my Instagram my floral decor for my hutch.
For the top I wanted layered signs to sort of lean back against the wall since our ceilings are very tall, I had the space to put several larger signs.
The Pumpkin Patch Sign
I thought of making the Pumpkin Patch sign long before the fall decor was even available in stores. It was probably the middle of July.
This may be crazy but, I had an idea and I was determined to see it through. So while browsing Michaels Craft store, I came across some smaller black painted wooden letters and was able to find the ones I needed to spell Pumpkin Patch.
If you decide to make this sign you can get letters practically anywhere.
Then somewhere between the end of Summer, the start of school, and all of the Fall Decor being put out in stores, I saw an almost perfect sign as to what was in my head. Only problem was, that it was too long horizontally and I was already invested with the small few dollar purchase of my letters.
So I grabbed an old board, a few wooden pumpkins from the dollar store and got to work. I made a video of it below so that you could watch my process.
- A board or piece of plywood about 1/4 inch thick. My board measure about 30X20. This is is almost too large of size but I need to make sure my letters fit.
- Wood Pumpkin Cutouts – Dollar Tree offers so many in shapes and sizes
- Craft Paints or Acrylic Paints – whatever you prefer
- Small sponges for stenciling
- Wood Trim if desired and stain
- Stencil vinyl to create your lettering
- Hot glue and a glue gun
- Nail gun or hammer and nails to add your trim.
Note* This sign is very similar to the craft kits I offer in my shop. This particular one is very large and has the additional steps of adding raised lettering and pumpkins.
Making the Pumpkin Patch Sign
To make this pumpkin patch sign I first started off by painting the board of my sign white. I used Waverly chalk paint for this because it is thick and one coat does a really good job.
I then stained the wood trim pieces for my sign so that it had time to dry before applying anything to the sign.
Using the Dollar Tree pumpkins I painted them and used my acrylic paints to add different shades and colors to my pumpkins.
After everything was dry I then laid out the letters and pumpkins and decided on the additional words and text I wanted for the sign.
Next, I used the stencil vinyl to create and cut simple words into a stencil using my Silhouette Studio software and Cameo 4 machine.
Once I had the stencils cut, I then applied to the sign and stenciled the spaces with a makeup sponge to have a hand-painted lettering look. To paint this you can use any sponge or brush. I just like the dabbed method for this. You can easily use vinyl for this part but I wanted everything to painted for this sign.
Lastly, I added the trim and then styled the sign on my hutch with some other signs. In the end, I decided to place the sign on the ledge of my front entryway.
What do you think? Would you make one of these?