October 19, 2019

DIY Brick & Wood Pumpkin Sign

I posted last week about our neutral, pumpkin filled Fall mantle we did this year and wanted to follow up on the huge Pumpkin sign I made for it. 

It was super simple and packed a big punch.

If you didn't get a chance to see the whole mantle, check out my post here

 When we redid the kids bathroom a few months ago, we ended up with several scrap pieces of the faux brick panels leftover. 

You can read about that transformation here

I knew I didn't want to throw them away- they were big enough to be something awesome and I didn't want them to go to waste! 

Mine were already painted from a prior project but they were originally red. If you want the same look, slap a messy coat of white paint over it and slightly sand/distress to let the original color come through. 

Since mine was already painted, I measured and cut thin trim pieces to fit around the perimeter. 

After cutting, I stained each of them and then used my nail gun to attach to the brick panel. 

 I knew I wanted raised lettering on there and searched forever to find the right ones. 
For the PUMPKINS in the middle I wanted something big & chunky. But of course they were all out of the exact letters I wanted at all the craft stores.

Luckily, Michaels had them on clearance on their website so I was able to order online and just had to wait a few days for them to get in. 
The smaller words were a pack of laser cut letters from Michaels that I arranged above and below the chunky PUMPKINS word. 
I ended up having to trim a couple of the letters to create another "F" and "R". 
They were easily snipped off with emergency shears and I used a sharpie to color the edges to match the laser edge detail. 

Once they were arranged, I hot glued all the letters on. 
So easy and so beautiful in the end. 

We used hangers on either side to hang it above the mantle. 

I'm absolutely in love with how it turned out and already have plans for the second scrap brick piece I have. 

What do you think? 
Are you decorating with lots of pumpkins this year too? 

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