Welcome Sign Fall Craft

Welcome guests by hanging this simple fall craft on your front door!

I wanted something simple and cheerful for my front door to welcome guests this fall, so I created this welcome sign using a few supplies from the craft store. Even though it uses fabric for the base, the addition of hard coat Mod Podge means this decor can stand up to all but the very harshest weather!

Welcome Sign Fall Craft

Welcome Sign Materials:

  • 8″ x 8″ stretched canvas (found in the art supplies section of the craft store)
  • Fat quarter of calico cotton in print of choice
  • Wooden “Welcome” (measures about 10″)
  • Red berries floral pick
  • Acrylic paint – Antique Copper (or color of your choice)
  • Mod Podge – Hard Coat or Outdoor formula
  • Tacky craft glue
  • Two sponge paintbrushes
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Stapler (optional)

Welcome Sign Fall Craft Materials

Welcome Sign Fall Craft Instructions:

  1. Cut the calico cotton fabric to approximately 10″ square.
  2. Spread a generous coat of Mod Podge on the front of the canvas frame.
  3. Lay the fabric, right side up, over the Mod Podge and smooth into place.
  4. Working one side at a time, spread a generous coat of Mod Podge on each side of the frame. Fold the fabric as if you were wrapping a gift and smooth over the sides and around to back. Trim extra fabric as needed. Allow to dry.
  5. While Mod Podge coat one is drying, paint the wooden “Welcome” with acrylic paint. (Tip: Use a cotton swab to paint small inside areas of letters.) Allow to dry.
  6. Apply a second generous coat of Mod Podge over the fabric on the canvas (front and sides). Smooth with sponge brush to achieve an even finish. Allow to dry.
  7. Use craft glue to add wooden “Welcome” diagonally across the canvas as shown.
  8. Trim floral pick and add to sign as shown, or any way you desire. Allow glue to dry.
  9. Cut 8″ length of twine. Secure to back of sign by stapling in place (tie twine around staples), or use craft glue. Trim extra twine.

Tips: If you’re making this sign to hang indoors, you can use traditional Mod Podge. If you’re more of a “sparkly” type, try using the Mod Podge formula that includes glitter, or dust glitter over the top coat of Mod Podge before it dries.

Jill Staake
Jill lives in Tampa, Florida, and writes about gardening, butterflies, outdoor projects and birding. When she's not gardening, you'll find her reading, traveling and happily digging her toes into the sand on the beach.