Monday, September 22

Autumn DIY Wooden Sign

I have been wanting to make a wooden sign with a phrase (or, a word in this case) on it for awhile now. Honestly, I am not sure why I waited so long. It wass easy, inexpensive and fun! I found a piece of scrap wood in the garage and decided upon the word 'Autumn'. I chose this word, because I love the season... but, it is also my daughters name. :) 


This project didn't really require a lot of supplies... I had this piece of scrap wood in our garage from when Brian and Nathan built a wooden cart. I had some dark stain leftover from my 'Oh Deer String Art' project... so, really all I had to buy was tempera paint in gold.

First, you'll clean any cobwebs or dust off your piece of wood. Then you'll stain it on the front and sides. Sorry, no photo of that...


I played around with several fonts, but finally decided on a serif font called Charter Black in all  lowercase.


I printed out the letters and then cut them out and laid them on the wood.


I used a ruler and drew a line as a guide, so that the letters would all be on the same base line. I used one of those 'fabric' pencils in white and outlined around each letter.


Then I took a thin brush and painted an outline around each letter.


I took a thicker brush and filled in all of the letters with the gold paint. This is what it looked like after one coat. I would do 2-3 coats of the gold paint until the letters look even without a lot of paint strokes showing.

I had a lot of fun taking photos of this sign with fall decorations. I'm not going to explain each photo, they sort of explain themselves... so, here you go:








AND, if you are looking for something else when it comes to playing around with wood, check out my 'Oh Deer String Art':


That was from the Curly Crafty Mom blog!
Thank you and enjoy!

Sunday, September 21

11 Fall DIY Decor Ideas

Fall is upon us and we can get ready for the leaves changing colors as Halloween is quickly approaching. Many of us want to spruce up our decor around the house to coordinate with each season yet often times we do not have the time nor the budget to match those needs or wants. Here are some great ideas that you can put together with little to no money....a lot of times you can use what you already have on hand, around the house or tucked away in your craft room or corner. Please let me know if you have any fun ideas for fall by leaving a comment below!!! In no particular order here are some amazing projects to get you started...

Yarn Banner | Art in the Find

Eggplant walls

Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart Printable


Wooden Crate Bedside Table :: making it in the mountains

Hope you stop by and check out all of these creative tutorials this fall season!!! Remember to leave me a comment below;)

~Be Sweet
Sweetest Haute

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Wednesday, September 17

Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share link up party!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Pinterest collaboration group board 'DIY Projects' is launched, email me if you would like to be invited to join the collaboration board.

Here's some things going on over at SWEET HAUTE...
Built-in Homework Nook / Desk Tutorial REVEAL!! is here;)

DIY Outdoor Organization: Storage Recycling Bins 

Hi and the Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share link party! Are you on the list? I am so happy to check out all of your DIY projects, yummy recipes, organizational efforts, and home decor creations that you've come here to share with everyone!

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