I have focused a lot this year on downsizing in many areas of my life. One of my favorite ways to downsize and declutter is to keep things that are multi-functional. That includes seasonal decorations. I love that these beautiful Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Planks are gorgeous on both sides! You don’t need to stick to just one side when you woodburn a lovely seasonal sign. I used both sides of this plank to create Fall and Winter signs. I’ve included the free printables so you can do the same!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Medium or Large Basswood Country Plank
- Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner
- Printable Hello Fall and Hello Winter signs
- Graphite Transfer Paper
- Watercolor Pencils or Paint
Print the Hello Fall and Hello Winter signs out at full size. You can print them by clicking on the words to open up the .pdf files. Place paper over graphite transfer sheet on the Basswood Country Plank and tape it in place with masking tape. Use a pen or pencil to trace the design, copying it onto the wood.
When you’ve finished burning the design into the wood, a sand-based eraser will clean up any transfer marks left behind.
Use watercolor pencils or paint to add color to your design. Watercolor pencils add color to wood beautifully! Color in whichever parts you want to brighten, and then brush lightly with water to give a smooth watercolor look.
I used reds, yellows, and oranges on the Autumn side, and shades of blue on the Winter side.
Display your sign from early Autumn right up until Spring!
Alternatively, you could drill two holes in the top portion of the Basswood Country plank, and string a ribbon through it to hang your sign from. Swap out the ribbon when you turn over the sign and you’ve created a great multi-seasonal door hanger. Or you can keep it simple like I have and display it on a table or surface.
Do you have any decorations that last through multiple seasons?
You can check out this Interchangeable Home Sign for another multi-seasonal decor idea!
After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.