Happy Fall Y’all Simple Hand Lettered Sign

  • By 0r8DGTSWBV
  • 27 Oct, 2015
Last fall, right before a sale we had here at Past Blessings Farm, that was called “Happy Fall Y’all” I decided I wanted a large sign to decorate the end of the driveway.  But time was short, so I needed to be able to make it quick and use what we had.  So, I grabbed two weathered fence boards . . . I am one of those people that always has a pile or two of weathered wood stacked behind our barn . . . and a couple of scrap boards for the back and within no time I had a sign!
First, I took the two fence posts and hooked them together with the scrap wood and a few screws.
Next I painted it orange . . . I just brushed it on quickly, not worrying if a bit of wood showed through here or there . . . I was going for a rustic country look.  It was warm weather in straight sun, so the paint literally dried within a couple minutes.  I then just wrote in pencil the words “Happy Fall Y’all” . . . this doesn’t have to be done in fat lettering . . . I just do this for placement,  To make the lettering is centered, count all your letters and spaces of the phrase.  I didn’t count the apostrophe on “Y’all” as I knew I wasn’t going to give it much space . . . so basically my “center” of phrase was between the “a” and the first “l” of the word “Fall.”  So knowing this, I drew those two letters on first and worked out on each side from there with quickly drawing on the letters . . . so that it stayed centered.  Nothing was measured . . . I just figured out that I wanted my letters height to leave about  1 1/2 inches of space on both the top and the bottom of the sign.  So once I wrote out the letters, I first lettered the white paint on.  I used a 1/2 wide flat brush and tried to keep the width as consistent as possible.  After that . . . and just a few minutes of drying time . . . I used a smaller flat brush (probably around 1/4 inch wide) and painted black shadows on the right side of each letter.  Easy Peasy!  Six foot long sign done and ready to display.  I have it out again this year and it brings countless compliments from friends and neighbors.
So grab your paint and some fence boards and make yourself a quick sign to celebrate the season.
And speaking of signs . . . for those of you in Washington . . . or fans of the Seahawks . . . Past Blessings Farm has designed a stylized Hawk sign to show your team spirit.  It measures 30″ long and is 15″ tall on a 1/2″ thick board.  It is $69, plus $20 shipping.  We are in the midst of getting the eCommerce portion of our site redone, but you can email me at Pastblessings@gmail.com to order one. Go hawks!
May your fall be filled with blessings as you decorate your home and enjoy the beauty of the season the Lord has blessed us with!


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