Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Subway Art

Fall is in full swing and before you know it we will be getting ready for Christmas. How time flies. Fall season is my favorite time of the year but I miss out on this season since I live in the south. It's hot and nothing about heat and green trees reminds me of fall, but I will incorporate all the warm fall colors in my home to remind me of those cool mornings, leaves turning and pumpkins. I am sharing my fall subway sign. This fun and easy project is great with my fall decor. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the products links, I'll receive a very small percent. 

Supplies for burlap sign:

Picture frame of any size
Paint - I used Warm Buff and Sweet Potato by Apple Barrel
Stencils or print out of words you can trace
A foam board cut to size to fit your frame


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I don't have a Silhouette or Cricut machine so I have been using PicMonkey, I created words which reminds me of fall. I used different fonts and sizes when creating these words. Once I was happy with my subway sign I printed the words. Next, I cut the words apart and positioned the words in order on the burlap. Once I figured out the positions of the wording I snapped a picture. 
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Next, I cut the foam board down to size to fit my frame and using the warm buff paint, I painted two coats on my foam board. I set the board aside and let it dry.  
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Once the words are created, I placed the fabric over the words and using a skinny paint brush, I hand painted each letter. See picture on the left. This part is tedious but I enjoy painting, so it was easy for me. Once all the words are painted, I hot glued the burlap to the foam board. See picture on the right. 
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Here is the finished product and now I can leave this lovely burlap sign up till Thanksgiving. What's there not to love about that. I added another burlap pillow project I created using the same technique.
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22 comments:

  1. This is fabulous, Vanessa and I love the technique! Off to pin!! :)

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  2. This is really cute and very seasonal, so your decor can change overt other season at home and surprise new guests, love that

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  3. Hi Vanessa - I had no idea you could do this - you make it look so easy! And adorable! Hugs, Holly

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  4. That's really cute, and it seems really easy to put together. I need more fall decor like that!

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  5. I love this, so cool and LOVE the burlap!

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  6. Wow you're talented to paint all those words on burlap. I know how hard burlap is to work with. Fantastic job!

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  7. Awesome techniques for a nice homemade sign without expensive machines! Love this!

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  8. Great idea! Appreciate your step-by-step instructions.

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  9. You did a great job tracing with the paintbrush! I don't have a Silhouette or Criket either but I want one. I'm going to do this because I love fall subway art and I just need one! You made it look easy.

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  10. Love how this turned out adorable Vanessa! Yay you!

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  11. This DIY project is even one I think I could do (and I am not a crafter at all!). It is adorable! Thank you for sharing it!

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  12. This came out so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great Technique you used. Brilliant results!

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  14. Love that, Vanessa! I might steal that technique! :)

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  15. This is so cute! I love it! I have been wanting a nice piece of art for fall, totally going to talk to hubby about doing this with him!

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  16. Wow, it came out so good. And how creative. Burlap is on of my favorites this time of year

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  17. First of all - I love burlap ANYTHING. It's my favorite to use in crafts. Secondly, I love this idea. Super easy and cute!

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  18. This is so cute! We don't celebrate Halloween so I'm always on the lookout for cute fall decor. I have yards and yards of burlap (and a few picture frames that are missing the glass)so this project is totally doable without a trip to the store!

    I'll be sure to tag you when I make it and share on social media!

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  19. This turned out so cute- I love the idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. What a beautiful idea...I am going to pin!

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  21. Your fall and pillow projects turned out fantastic! Thanks for hosting!...Christine

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