Finding wall decor that fits your style, is seasonal, and budget friendly can be a challenge. Making this Farmhouse Thanksgiving Wall Art DIY was a great way to add a large piece to Gloria’s kitchen for very little expense.
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Gloria and Georges have been in their new home for a year now and the large kitchen wall has been blank all this time. While they do like to keep their decor items to a minimum, this space really needed some attention.
Farmhouse Thanksgiving Wall Art DIY
Putting this together was a quick and easy project, like most of my projects are! I love creating one of a kind decor pieces that don’t cost much money and are simple to make.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I love finding thrift store items and giving them new life. Usually that involves painting, but this large frame with shiplap backing didn’t need to be painted. The colors are perfect for Gloria’s farmhouse style. It had several pieces of twine attached to it for hanging photos. After I clipped those off and cleaned it up, it was ready to use.
Supplies Used for Farmhouse Thanksgiving Wall Decor
- Thrift Store Find Sign
- Dollar Tree Pumpkin
- Wood Thankful Sign
- Chalk Paint
- Gorilla Tape
- Nail & Hammer
While we were at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft recently, we saw a simple framed sign with a pumpkin and the word “thankful” on it. I don’t recall the price, but it was more than Gloria wanted to spend on it. Plus, it wasn’t nearly as large as the frame I used. When she mentioned that she liked it, of course, I immediately said, “I could make something similar for less.” I’ve had the frame in my craft stash for several months, just waiting on the right project for it to come to mind.
We did purchase the “thankful” wood sign at Jo-Ann’s. The pumpkin is one that I’m betting lots of you Dollar Tree shoppers recognize.
I loved that this pumpkin has a metal leaf. That goes well with the gray tones that Gloria uses throughout her home. I removed the raffia bow, but left the twine in place.
Using chalk paint on the front of the pumpkin didn’t work very well. Fortunately, I could flip it over and use the back. I gave both pieces a base coat of white chalk paint. Once that was dry, I taped off the leaf with painter’s tape while I used Kilz Spray Chalk paint on them. Once I removed the painter’s tape, I used a dry brush with chalk paint and added just a little bit of paint to the leaf. I used a sponge brush to wipe most of it off. I just wanted to take the shine off of the leaf.
Putting the Farmhouse Wall Decor together:
- After the paint was dry, measure the space that will be used for both pieces
- Add a small nail to hold the pumpkin in place -this will mean it can easily be removed and replaced with other seasonal items
We want the piece to be used seasonally, so I didn’t want to permanently attach the “thankful” word to it. I came up with a solution that will work. It’s not perfect, but it will allow Gloria to change out the word when she wants to.
- Using E6000 Glue, attach a square magnet to the board
- Glue another magnet the same size onto the back of the word
- Allow the glue to dry overnight
- Place the magnet attached to the word against the magnet on the board
Changing out the pumpkin for a tree or a snowman for Christmas will be simple. Replacing the word with another will be a little trickier. The size of any new word will have to be considered so that the magnets can be lined up without having them show.
The frame was $4.99, the pumpkin was $1.00, and the thankful wood wall piece was $6.00 with an additional 25% off of our total purchase that day. Since I already had the frame, paint, and brushes on hand, the total new money spent on this was only for the pumpkin and the thankful piece. I don’t think she could have found a large wall art piece for this price anywhere. I loved how it turned out and was delighted that Gloria loved it, too!
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DIY Farmhouse Thanksgiving Wall Art