I was thinking about a little strip of wall that I have between my family room and kitchen when I went to look around Michael's the other day. Michael's has a ton of really cute fall items for the home right now and I saw a bunch of really cute plaques for about $5.00 that I thought would be perfect for my wall. Then, I found these little unfinished wooden plaques for 99 cents! I knew that I could paint a whole slew of word signs at a much lower price! (.99!) I already owned the paint and brushes, etc.
I am going to paint 2 more, which I will share with you later, but today I will share the basics for this cute little "Hello Pumpkin" plaque.
- 3" x 5" unfinished wooden plaque
- paint brushes. (I used 2 flat brushes, one smaller and one medium. Also a small liner brush.)
- Acrylic craft paint: orange, green, black and brown.
- Chalkboard paint (I use this one, but this one is on clearance online right now!)
- Chalk Marker
- An old stiff bristle brush or tooth brush
- Begin by giving your wooden piece a light sanding. It will be pretty smooth already, but sometimes there are some rough places on the edges.
- Next, paint the outer edges of the plaque orange. I gave it a few coats for a nicely covered smooth look.
5. Practice how you want to do your lettering on a piece of paper before you attempt it on your plaque. You could use white graphite or a stylus to give yourself a pattern to follow.
7. I decided it needed a little something extra, so I made a pumpkin in the corner. Use plenty of coats to fill it in and hide the black. Then use your brush strokes to add to the texture of the pumpkin.
I'll show you the next plaques I do later on! Let me know if you have any good Fall sayings I can use.