Make your own Fall Porch Leaner with this easy DIY Kit! Simply paint the wood cutouts and add them to your board of choice.
Making a quick and easy fall themed front porch sign is a great way to say “Hello Fall”! Today, I’m going to show you how to make a Fall Porch Leaner using a kit from Twin Knobs Woodworks. This kit is so great because all you need to do is paint and attach everything to the surface board. Let me show you how I made mine extra festive with some NEW Fall Chalk Paint colors from Dixie Belle.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Fall Porch Leaner:
- Ornate Fall Porch Leaner Kit
- 1×12 4ft tall board (1×10 would work also)
- Cashmere Dixie Belle Chalk Paint OR mix equal parts Drop Cloth & Daisy
- Pumpkin Spice Dixie Belle Chalk Paint OR mix equal parts Pine Cone, Terra Cotta & Colonel Mustard
- Merlot Dixie Belle Chalk Paint OR mix equal parts Rustic Red & Florida Orange
- Juniper Dixie Belle Chalk Paint OR mix equal parts Kudzu & Collard Greens
- Makeup Sponges
- Paint Brushes
- Gorilla Super Glue
**UPDATED: The Fall color collection from Dixie Belle sold out FAST!! Please refer to the custom mix ideas I’ve added above to replace the colors originally used for this post.**
These are the pieces that come with the kit from Twin Knobs Woodworks. They are made to be attached to a 4 foot board, but you could use them on any surface you like. You can find this kit and many more HERE.
To begin, I used the the color Cashmere to add a base coat to all of the cutout pieces. This basecoat will help give my piece the watercolor type look I want to achieve once everything is dry.
I added the Cashmere color using a makeup sponge. When using a sponge for painting, make up and down pouncing motions to apply thin layers.
Suzanne’s Fall Colors from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint provided the perfect palette for this project!
Once the basecoat of Cashmere is dry, you’re ready to start adding more colors to the pumpkin cutouts and the word “hello”.
Add the paint colors you’ll be using to a plate and then add a bit of water to each color. The water will thin out the paint to help us get the watercolor look.
I used the color Pumpkin Spice first, then blended to deepen the color with the Merlot.
Just play with it and add layers until you get the color you like.
PRO TIP: If you are looking to achieve a darker color, you’ll want to let your paint dry between coats.
Next, I used the color Juniper to add the stem details to the pumpkins. I did not water down this color because I wanted full coverage.
Now use the same watered down layering technique for the word “hello”.
This is what my pieces looked like when I was finished.
Now it’s time to glue everything in place.
Here’s the finished product!
Using this type of a kit takes all the guesswork out of DIY projects.
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