Fall Sign For a New Shed

Fall Sign For a New Shed

We recently purchased a shed and after it was delivered I had an itch to make a new fall project.  When I received new Cutting Edge Stencils in the mail that itch became a reality.

Robert and I set aside last weekend to get most of the storage unit unloaded and settled into the shed. We have a few pieces of furniture left to move and we’re done.  Heavy sigh because we also did another major pare down, I posted photos on Instagram here. 

Back to our project because finding a place to actually make this was a challenge and let’s not forget our power wasn’t installed until yesterday.  I did uncover it’s possible to create in the mix of nature without power especially when the drill is already charged.

After finishing I redirected my focus to the shed so hopefully this weekend we can get the interior organized and set up with an actual work space again as being surrounded by nature inspires my activity….

New Shed at Quail Grove

Before we get wrapped up in this fall project I have to share the shed.  How many people can buy a shed at their favorite coffee shop, Brew lala and have it delivered in the same afternoon?  Robert and Carole can!

We had toured these sheds prior and thought it might be too big, but it has two lofts which was a bonus.  I can see turning this into a Tiny House when it comes time to sell our property because it’s the right square footage.  Anyways I love it, probably because it’s shaped like a barn and that little front porch makes me smile.

I said to Robert I was more excited about this shed than any home we’ve ever purchased… It’s safe to say, I love tiny living…

Wood For Fall Sign

Our Project Begins with Wood

When we built Dixie’s dog yard gate we had some left over pine boards which I snagged because I could see they would make great signs.  Then Robert cut some wood slices off the land and after that everything fell in place.

Use any kind of wood for the sign but the wood slice well it should come from nature if possible. Natural elements are the best!

Making a Fall sign using several techniques

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Additional Materials and Techniques

This was a really easy project one that I know you’ll all enjoy making, materials and techniques are linked within each step in bold.  These are things you’ve seen me do before and isn’t it neat you can take these same techniques and create something new?

  1. Sand and paint stain the wood first.  I used Waverly Chalk paint in the shades of moss and truffle, purchased at Walmart.
  2. Paint Stain Technique can be found here, this will dry fast allowing you to stencil minutes later.
  3. The Anemone Stencil came from Cutting Edge – They have a great selection of flowers to pick from, purchase hereThese Stencils are easy to use and one stencil comes in different sizes which is nice.  Check them out!
  4. After the stencil is applied attach the wood slice to the end using two screws, drill pilot holes first, details here.

Adding The Jar and Ribbon to a Fall Sign

Incorporating a Mason Jar and Ribbon

The mason jar was a bit of an after thought because it was sitting on my work table and it just sort of caught my attention.  You could change this up by adding pine cones, acorns, or even cotton stems.  Terra cotta would be neat or add fresh cut anemone’s to the jar, the point is get creative!

I made a simple two loop bow, tied it off with wire and attached it underneath the jar.  Then connect the jar in place to those screws using that copper cord, natural twine would also work.

The ribbon and cord was purchased from Hobby Lobby in their fall craft space, selecting was pretty easy because the choices were minimal.

Fall Sign Using Cutting Edge Stencils

Finishing up Fall Sign

Finishing the sign display involved walking down by the creek where I gathered moss covered twigs and some green stems.  I love those twigs!

This was my first project that I actually made at Quail Grove and I discovered once again that creating in the mix of nature is the best.  There have been many moving parts to this move and many which are still in action but with all that being said it’s awesome and I love every day Robert and I share together.  Life is good!

Nature Inspired Fall Sign For A New Shed


  1. Jemma says:

    Very, very nice Carole.
    Happy for you & Robert.

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you Jemma, this was fun a nice change of pace from clearing land. Which I was loving until I had a run in with poison ivy.
      Hope all is well with you.

  2. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    Love your shed and the great looking sign you made.
    My and my husband just built me a 16×24 storage / craft size shed and our son-in-love wired it all up for me. Gives me planty of space to paint and refinish furniture pieces.

    1. Carole says:

      I hope to get it mostly organized today because Robert is antsy to build a shelf for our tools. This shed is multi purpose for us right now as we establish this homestead community. Your shed sounds wonderful, isn’t it great to have a space to work away from the home? Going to do a Christmas version of that sign for a workshop next month…. Should be fun!

  3. Karen says:

    That paint stain technique of yours is one of my favorites. Your sign is beautiful and fits perfectly into the natural scene of your property. I really love the addition of the moss-covered limbs that adds such an “at home” feel there in the midst of the trees. It’s so exciting to see it taking shape and I know that first building really has your heart pumping! So happy for you.

    1. Carole says:

      I love it too and to think it came about because I just wanted to get rid of some paint. Anyways I agree it’s very exciting to see this all come together one step at a time. We got electricity today. So I think next week we’re moving out here.

  4. Patti says:

    Hi Carole,

    Your new shed does look like a tiny house. It’s beautiful. Of course I adore your sign and love that it will work all year round. Just switch out the ribbon and replace the jar with flowers and foliage from whatever is in bloom. Oh so cute!

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you – We took this morning to finish bringing in our furniture and I was able to actually get my desk set up. My goal is to get it pretty much organized this weekend. Glad you like the sign, I think I may move it next to the door on the outside wall. Changing it out each season is a great idea, thank you for sharing!

  5. Kathy Wynne says:

    Just lovely Carol! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Carole says:

      You bet… Now wait till you see what I did with my new Startle Garden on Tuesday.. Fun stuff is coming!

  6. Stacey says:

    Carole, your building is so cute!! It looks very homey.

    Your sign is just perfect too.

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you I think we may turn it into a Tiny House later on, not for us but for that last property which is ours. Thanks for stopping by have been enjoying your simplistic approach to fall.

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