I cut 4 pieces of the cedar slats 11" long and used 2 for each sign. Then I searched on the internet for vintage labels and used then as a guide for how to paint the sign.
I knew that I wanted to make a pumpkin sign but I looked at some other vintage labels and found one for Apple Cider so with that being an appropiate fall item I used that as the second sign.
On the Sweet Cider sign I painted it red with the acrylic paint, let it dry, and then painted it with a crackle medium. I left a border around it and painted the rest a country tan color.
I then used my Cricut and cut out an apple and the words. The words were around 1 1/2 inches. After stenciling and adding some free-hand accents to the apple - I used a acrylic paint called goose feather and glazed the sign and sanded the edges. Here is the finished product:
On the pumpkin sign I used the same size of cedar slat in 2 pieces too. I painted the base the country tan color and added a border on the top and bottom of it using a color called Honeycomb. It really doesn't show much. I then used a picture from the internet of a pumpkin to trace and reference. I used on the pumpkin 2 colors of orange (citrus twist, autumn leaves) and used some green (ticket) and some of the goose feather color. The labels I made using the Cricut again. I stenciled the top using red paint and the bottom using black paint. I then glazed this sign with the goose feathers to age it. Here is the finished product:
I have to say - Not too shabby! I can't wait for the fall and to find a place to hang these. I am connecting them using a shim on the back and I am thinking of finding some iron work to make the hanger. Not sure. I might have to make more for the booth in the Signs and Wonders store in Spanish Fork. My sister and I have a booth there that tries to help fund our hobby. :)
Have an enjoyable week and enjoy crafting!