We Gather Together Handpainted Thanksgiving Sign

October 22, 2014

With Halloween next week, I realize that I'm a little early for a Thanksgiving project.  But since I don't decorate for Halloween, I've already moved on to the next holiday.  For me, decorating for Thanksgiving is really just an extension from fall.  Add a few turkeys and pilgrims and you are good to go.

Today's project is a sign that I painted a few years ago.  It is painted on a small cupboard door.  If signs aren't your thing, this would also make an awesome throw pillow.  I love how the neutral colors look together on the the door.

The paint that I used was all Americana brand of craft paint.  You'll need four colors...khaki tan (for the background), burnt sienna and light buttermilk (for the florals) and burnt umber for the words.  There isn't any shading or highlighting with this sign.

The whole project involves tracing the pattern onto your surface with carbon paper, painting the design, and then sealing the entire piece with an acrylic sealer or polyurethane.  If you like a sign that looks distressed, you should sand it before adding the sealer.  Super simple!

Even if you don't have a lot of skill with painting, I think this is something you can handle.  The project is really just a paint by number.  With just a little time, you can have fantastic decoration for your Thanksgiving holiday.

If you would like the pattern for this picture, you can download and print the PDF.  This can be enlarged or made smaller on a copier to fit onto whatever you'd like to paint.  You can also right click on the picture below and save it to your computer.  The picture can be pasted into a Microsoft Word document and made bigger or smaller before printing it out.

This pattern is free for your own personal use.  Please do not distribute or sell the pattern.

What do you think?  Is this something you'd like to see hanging on your wall?

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