Any old or new piece of wood
Wood Stain..whatever color you want. I chose Minwax brand in Dark Walnut
Stencil (I made my own using my silhouette cameo)
Rag that you don't care about throwing away
I started off with a plain piece of wood...semi-smooth but not perfect...its about 29 x 5 1/2 inches.
I then came inside & created my stencil using my Silhouette Cameo. I measured my wood and made my stencil the same dimensions. I then cut this out using card stock. I had to use 3 sheets of it to get my lettering to all fit. This font is called Apple Berry and I got it on dafont.com
Taped down my stencil....I still pushed down on the edges of each letter as I painted the lettering on. Once I painted each section I lifted off the stencil and used a q-tip to clean up any excess paint.
I went over each letter free-handed to give it a deeper orange color. After the paint had dried, I used a fine-grit sand paper and sanded some of the edges and some of the front....I didn't want it too distressed but it need a little aging.
I think I still need another haystack...but This sign definitely helped! I like how it turned out, and how super incredibly easy it was to make. I will be sharing another project soon that I made using this same stain & a homemade stencil.
Any Fall Decor projects going on at your house?