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Monday, October 22, 2018

Fabric Rag Wreath with Chalkboard Sign

    Fall is finally in full swing here at the beach - we woke to 42* this morning (a bit low for us), but, I'll take it.  I've been so looking forward to Fall and am so excited it finally made it.  So, I thought I would share a bit of easy Fall decor with you.  I love decorating for fall and the easier I can make it the better it is for me.  I try to use pieces I already have on display and just add a touch here and there to make them more "fallish" - like this fabric rag wreath I have hanging almost year round.  I simply added a cute little chalk sign to it and wallah - Fall is in the air. 

Vintage Paint and more... a fall wreath diyed with fabric and a diy chalkboard sign added to it

Fabric Rag Wreath with Chalkboard Sign

What you will need:

I simply used my fabric rag wreath I made a few years back - 

Vintage Paint and more... a diy wreath made with strips of fabric and a wire wreath form

This is a really easy wreath to make - it just takes some time to do.  I usually pick an afternoon and pick a good movie to watch while I do it.  My DIL and I made two with muslin for my granddaughter's wedding and she was so surprised by how easy it was to make them.  She swears she is craft challenged, lol... But, she made them in no time.  The tutorial can be found here.  The sign I placed on it is also quite simple to do.

  Following are the steps.

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I started with a little 4"x6" chalkboard I picked mine up at the Dollar Tree.  These are the perfect size for using on wreaths.  I first waxed it with some Johnson's Minwax Furniture Wax just to make it easier to remove the transfer from the board.

Vintage Paint and more... Chalk Couture transfer used to make chalkboard signs

The Vintage Truck Add-on transfer has several Fall related words and images you can use to make several different signs and/or projects.  I decided to use the words "corn" and "maze" and the cornstalk image which is actually made with two different images using the layered technique.

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So I placed the transfer on the blackboard as seen above.  Then using the Chalkology paste in Schoolbus Yellow, Bark, and White I placed a bit on the corn stalk parts as seen above.  Next, I simply used a squeegee to spread the paste all over the stalks to make a marbled or dried out effect on the stalks.  I also used the Schoolbus Yellow on the words.

Vintage Paint and more... Chalkboard sign made with Chalk Couture transfer and chalk paste

This is how it looked.  I added the bows on the cornstalks in Kiwi and the arrow I did with white.  The above picture is how it looked when finished.

Vintage Paint and more... a diy fall wreath made with fabric strips on a wire wreath form and a diy chalkboard sign using Chalk Couture transfers and chalk paste

After the chalk was dry ( in just a few minutes) I punched a hole in each corner with my Crop-a-dile hole punch.  I then placed the sign on the wreath in the position I liked and wired it to the wire frame.  I love how it turned out - by just using a wreath I had and quick chalkboard sign. So easy, so quick and so cute... that's my kind of craft!

Vintage Paint and more... a diy fabric rag wreath with a diy chalkboard sign made using Chalk Couture transfer and chalk paste

Want to learn more about Chalk Couture?  You can read all about it here.  If you have any questions just leave them in the comments below.

Until next time make something you love.

 I will be linking this post to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Please be sure to go by and check out all the great projects and inspiration found at each one.

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  1. Very cute! Love the twist on an autumn wreath.

  2. Cute, cute, cute! So glad I saw this wreath on the CCBG link party!

  3. Cathy, you always make the cutest wreaths! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much Cecelia and thank you for hosting each week.

  4. This is so effective must make one #happynow@_karendennis

  5. Adding the "Corn Maze" sign for Fall really enhances the already adorable wreath! What a great idea!

    1. Thanks Gail. I love "upcycling" things I already have.

  6. Turned out great! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party see you next week!

  7. Oh this is fabulous. So perfect for this month and Thanksgiving! Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.

    1. Thank you so much for the feature Carol and for hosting each week. Love your party.

  8. Oh how lovely Cathy. Love the little corn maze blackboard. It finishes it off perfectly

  9. Pretty wreath I love sign. I like how you used different shades of color to add interest in the wheat it turned out perfect.

  10. Ok wow that is the cutest wreath of the season in my eyes! Well done so happy to hop over via the link up! Excited to see what you do next! Have a great weekend! I saved in my Pinterest and shared in Twitter!