Easy Fall Burlap Sign

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!
As I've walked my daughter out to the bus the last couple of mornings, the weather has definitely taken on a cooler edge.  Fall is coming and while I love summer, I'm excited for a new season.  (Not to mention hoodie weather, amiright?)  I've packed away my summer decor and started pulling out all the fun fall decorations that bring a smile to my face.  A couple years ago I spotted a cute framed burlap sign at a local store and considered buying it until I saw the price.  I knew I could make something similar without spending a lot and I'm happy with how it turned out!

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In August I started hosting a link party called Inspire My Creativity with a group of talented ladies.  Each month we create something new that is based around a theme.  This month, we chose FALL.

To make this burlap sign, you will need:


This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

I found a set of two 6x8 burlap frames at Walmart for less than $5.  When I unwrapped them, I could see that there was light coming through the middle of the frame.  To rectify this, I cut a piece of cardboard out that was the same width as the opening in the back but a little bit longer on one side and slid it into the space behind the frame.  Problem solved!

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

Next, I wanted to make sure that the words would be centered.  I decided on a 1" margin all the way around which gave me a 4x6 space to work in.  I used masking tape to create the border.  All I had was 2" wide masking tape so I used my cutting mat and rotary cutter to get exactly 1" wide.

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

After that, I wrote down the words I wanted on my sign: Pumpkins 5 (cents), Hay Ride 10 (cents).  The way it worked out is that I would need four lines of words.  I wanted the words to be 3/4" high so that I could have 1/4" between each row.  To make sure that my lines were straight, I cut more masking tape into 1/4" strips and measured down 3/4" and put the tape below that.  When I was done, I had nice, evenly spaced rows.  (Honestly, getting everything taped off was the longest part of making the sign but was definitely worth it so I had straight lines and letters the same height.)

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

Next, I measured the center of the space and marked it on each row of masking tape.  Then I counted out the number of letters in each word(s) and circled where the middle was.  From there I started in the middle of each word and worked my way out, using a pen to sketch the letters.  Then I traced the words with a sharpie and removed the tape.

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

Ta-da!  I love how it turned out.  It's a fun and simple fall craft for yourself, a craft night or even a gift.  This is so easy to personalize with the words or style of writing.  I'm thinking I might see if I can convince my husband to make a frame for me.  What do you think?

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

This is a fun and easy DIY burlap sign for fall.  Easy to personalize and make your own!

As I mentioned above, this post is part of the Inspire My Creativity link party where every second Wednesday of the month, I will be co-hosting along with 12 other talented bloggers where we will be sharing a project based around a theme.  You can check out each of their blogs below:


Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Emy  |  Semigloss Design
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She's Crafty

This month our theme is fall.  I'd love if you took a minute to look through and see what each of the hosts are sharing this month.  Feel free to add your own fall projects to the link up and use the hashtag #InspireMyCreativity on social media!



Also, join us next month for our link party on the second Wednesday of the month.  Our theme is EMBROIDERY HOOPS which is a bit unique and I'm excited to see what each of the hosts (and you) come up with!  We'd love to have you join us on Wednesday, October 11!

17 comments

  1. It looks so good! What a simple craft, but one that turns out so well! Lovely addition to the fall decor! It has been cooler here, too, which I love, but it looks like we still have a couple more really hot weeks before it officially decides to be fall over here!

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  2. What a darling project! I love how it turned out. I also love how you styled it on your shelf!

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  3. What a great ideas! I love how it's simple yet so perfect for fall! This little sign would definitely add that touch of autumn to any home!

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  4. how cute is this?! I love that it's DIY I wanna do more DIY decor for my home once I redecorate! <3 Thanks for sharing this project

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  5. This is so neat! I love crafting and I especially love burlap. I've always loved it and this gives me fresh ideas on what to do this fall. I was just thinking about decorating last night. :) Beautiful work and I LOVE your blog lay out/theme.

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  6. This is so darling! What an easy and perfect DIY for fall!

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  7. Love this idea, Shani! I've never seen burlap canvas before!

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  8. That is so stinkin' cute! I love it!

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  9. How genius to put the cardboard behind the back to make it less see-through!

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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  10. Such a darling sign! I love how it turned out! Such a great idea to tape it off to keep things even.

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  11. Your DIY sign is adorable. I love decorating for fall and especially for Halloween!

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  12. this is such a cute and fun idea!! I want to make one!

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  13. Oh my goodness! So, SO cute and so simple too! I can't believe how easy that was to put together! I'm totally inspired to use some of my scrap burlap now, thanks!

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  14. This is so cute! I love the look of it and what you wrote on it! Perfect for fall. :) I need to find some burlap and try this out.

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  15. Cute! This would make a fun stitchery too!

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  16. This is so cute. I love how simple it is, yet it adds the perfect touch to your fall decor.

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