Rustic Fall Sign Tutorial

Remember my Rustic Fall Vignette from this year? Well, today I’m sharing the tutorial on how I made the FALL sign made from a wood plank.

I put together the vignette by borrowing things from around the house. After having it almost complete I felt that it was lacking a statement piece so I went into my garage to see what I had to work with.

Rustic Fall Vignette 3 by @tarynatddd

After finding a piece of stained wood, I used it to put together  this Rustic Fall Sign.


The piece of wood was already stained in a Kona stain by Rusteolum. It was 6 ft long so I cut it evenly in two places so each plank was 2 ft.



I lined up the boards and then screwed three wood shims onto the backs to secure the boards together. I used wood shims only because that is what I had on hand but you could use small pieces of wood.


Using my Silhouette cutting machine, I cut out these vinyl letters to use as stencils. I used Bakersville font.


Using left over white paint, I painted over the entire surface using two coats. After it was dry I peeled off the vinyl letters and the sign was complete!

Rustic Fall Vignette 5 by @tarynatddd

I think it was the perfect touch and not too bad for free!

You can view more fall projects here.




Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    I love it Taryn! I love when the wood shows through as the lettering. I did that with one of my pallet signs… But wish I had a silhouette! It sure makes the job easier! Pinning:)


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