Have you had all things fall on your mind? I sure have. And I immediately knew what I would do for this month’s Thrifty Chicks project. This month we are tasked to reuse old hardware. Are you curious what fall and hardware have to do with each other? Today’s project will show you how to DIY a little 3 D fall sign with hardware.
Paint both sides of the coasters in Old Fashioned Milk Paint in the color called Pumpkin. Just a little suggestion, you can always use a pallet board and cut them to size. I like this color because it isn’t a bright in your face orange. While the paint dries go ahead and paint the letters F A L L in the copper metallic craft paint.
After the paint is dry, cut the fall napkins to fit the coasters. You can leave a little extra around the edges because when the Mod Podge is dry it can be sanded smooth. I actually sanded it and gave it a distressed look.
I used three old hinges from the shutters I took apart for projects. To clean the hinges up put them in the crockpot and add water. OK don’t do what I did and put all three of the hinges on the same side of the coasters. Yup, I did that. After I removed the middle one I put it on the other side. It worked out much better. The one problem with using the old hardware is that the screws poked a hole on the other side. Anyway, to attach the hinges I used a Sharpie to mark the holes. Then drilled a pilot hole. And put in the screws. I can live with the little imperfections and it really isn’t noticeable.
On the other side of the 4 coasters use Mod Podge to glue down a couple of leaves on each one. Brush Mod Podge on the coasters.
Use wood glue to glue on the letters. I like them at an angle but you can put them on straight if you prefer.
Don’t you think this is a cute little sign on the table? How to DIY a little 3 D fall sign with hardware can have so many variations. I am thinking they may make a good stocking stuffer. What do you think? Now please be sure to see what my Thrifty Chicks did with their old hardware. I bet you will be inspired!