We’re sharing how to make a Fall inspired kraft paper sign today! It’s another simple way to ease into Fall decorating and dress up any seasonal vignette.
I spent a good bit of last week adding touches of Fall around the house and while we’re not completely finished, everything is starting to feel really festive.
Have you guys started decorating for Fall yet?
I know some people say it’s way too early to even think about Fall and if we were strictly going by the weather or how it feels outside, I would absolutely have to agree.
In fact, we haven’t spotted a single real pumpkin at the grocery store or at the farmers market either.
I know they’re on the way though and just thinking about their arrival makes me super excited.
Rather than spend a lot of time decorating the entire house each season, I try to focus on creating little moments in a few specific spaces.
Sometimes we’ll set up a popcorn or dessert bar in the breakfast nook, the front porch, or on the back patio. Other times, we’ll add signs like these above the mantel in the living room, the coffee bar or even hang one in the kitchen.
Fall-inspired kraft paper signs are simple to make and they can be dressed up or down depending on how you like to decorate
Here’s a look at how to make a Fall Inspired Kraft Paper Sign…
Fall Inspired Kraft Paper Sign Supplies…
- 1 Roll Brown Kraft Paper
- Home Computer, Computer Ink, Printer Paper
- Graphite Pencil
- Ball Point Pen
- Craft Paint, Paint Brush, and/or Permanent Markers for Brush Lettering (in the color of your choice). We used this marker
- Weighted Kraft Paper Holder
- Paper Clips or Binder Clips
- Jute or Twine
- Tarp or Drop Cloth
- Heavy Duty Cardboard
Fall Inspired Kraft Paper Sign Steps…
Gather your supplies:
Gather your supplies and lay a piece of thick or heavy-duty cardboard on the floor, table, or your workstation.
Then cover the cardboard up with a drop cloth. This will give you something hard to press on and help to protect your surfaces.
I used an old TV box.
Unroll the kraft paper to the approximate size you want your sign to be. It can be as large or as small as you like!
Keep in mind, you’ll need to leave a little extra on the ends so the kraft paper will roll.
You’ll also want to place something that has a little weight to it on the top and the bottom of the kraft paper to keep the paper from rolling while you’re creating the sign.
Creating and Transfering a Quote or Message:
Use a program like Word on your home computer to create a quote or messages for your Fall-inspired kraft paper sign.
The font I used is called Lucida Calligraphy and the size I used was 244.
The quote I used was, “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” But you can use whatever quote or seasonal message you like best.
Print out the quote you’ve created using your home printer. It will take multiple sheets if you’re doing a large sign.
Flip your paper over and shade the back of each word with a graphite pencil.
Keep in mind the darker you shade the easier it will be to transfer the words onto the kraft paper.
Using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut out each word.
Then, flip your paper back over where you can see the words. Secure the words or letters to the kraft paper with tape, where needed.
I definitely wish I had taped some of the letters together because it would have been easier to transfer them that way.
Things got a little squirrely trying to line everything up at the bottom, so I just thought I would pass it along.
Once you have all the words secured and in place, use a ballpoint pen to trace over the outline of each letter.
This is also the time to make any corrections if you need to.
After the outline of the image has been transferred to your kraft paper, outline each letter with a marker.
Then fill in each letter with craft paint or permanent markers in the color of your choice. We used a brush-tipped Sharpie marker.
Allow the Fall-inspired kraft paper sign to dry completely.
Hanging Your Fall Inspired Kraft Paper Sign:
Thread a piece of jute from one end of the kraft paper roll to the other leaving a bit of extra jute so you can knot and secure the ends together.
Hang and enjoy!
There are so many different ways you can use these Fall inspired kraft paper signs from seasonal vignettes to outdoor parties and events to coffee and cider bar menus.
They’re an easy to way create an inexpensive piece of wall art or Fall décor.
Bonus, they’re completely customizable. In fact, we’ve used this same technique to create our Vintage Inspired Apple Picking Sign too!
Fall doesn’t have to be just about what you can find at a big box store. So, let your creativity run wild and make something you’re excited about!