Decorating the Porch for Fall with an Outdoor Rustic Sign

So, I came across a wonderful, rustic Welcome sign made by Shayna of The Woodgrain Cottage – such a nice touch to her absolutely beautiful fall porch.

porch decorated for fall The Woodgrain Cottage

I am in the midst of decorating my front porch and felt that something like that sign would be a great addition.  My husband had an old wooden board taking up space in our shed, sooo… I felt it could have been a little taller…but for now…it was perfect. 

placing the chipboard letters on the old board to make a sign

I had bought some chipboard letters last year and I only used a few of them (so like me!), so I spilled out the two packets to see what I could spell.  The letters were not all that big, so I couldn’t do what  Shayna  did – one large Wecome sign, so  I decided that two words would be better – “Happy Autumn!”

painting sign letters in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I didn’t want to add a color to the letters (there was going to be color everywhere else), so I painted the letters in Annie Sloan’s Graphite Chalk Paint.

I wanted the letters to stand out and be a little different so I lined them with some of Annie Sloan’s gold wax.

adding some gold wax to the letters for the sign

I placed the letters on using Carpenter’s Glue for Exterior Use (noticing I had made a mistake – the “p’s” were not “p’s” so I had to search – and hope I had two of them…I did) and let it dry overnight.

a happy autum diy sign for the porch

Luckily the wooden board had two holes up at the top. I put some twine through them and attached it to a nail that’s there to hold up our Christmas lights – to hold up the sign.

Happy autumn sign on our front porch

A simple little project but it makes me happy when I see it! Now, I have to get to work and add a few more things to the porch.

happy autum sign and fall decoration on the porch

That tall plant is millet, in case anyone is wondering!

happy autum sign on front porch

Thanks for coming by!  What have you done for fall decorating outside?  Let me know in the comments.

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3 Responses to Decorating the Porch for Fall with an Outdoor Rustic Sign

  1. Sue says:

    Adore the little red chair and never thought to use a large piece of wood like you did. Love it.
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  2. Love this sign! So simple but so cute! Thanks for stopping by Create Bake Celebrate- let me know if you try out the frame- I love mine!

    • Linda says:

      Thanks Madeline – I love your DIY frame tutorial too. I have to give it a try!

      Hope to see you on the blog again soon!


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