Learn how to create this simple fall sign that’s perfect for Autumn! It’s a reverse canvas that features adorable pumpkins in FOUR different kinds of heat transfer vinyl, including the super fun buffalo check!
Cute Fall Sign: Pumpkins on Burlap with FOUR Kinds of HTV!
Fall Sign SuppliesHere’s what I used to make this DIY fall sign:
How to Make a Reverse Canvas
Y’all know I love me a good reverse canvas.
So far I’ve made a flower truck one for spring, a funky patriotic one for summer (free cut file too!), and one with my son’s sweet handwriting.
It was only appropriate that I make one for fall, too.
So, if you want a full run-down on how to make one of these bad boys from start to finish, make sure you check out my complete reverse canvas tutorial!
My Fall Sign Design Mockup
Here’s the mockup of my fall design that I made in Silhouette Studio.
I’d be using my beloved Silhouette Cameo, and the pumpkins would be cut out of three different kinds of HTV, while the stems would be cut from a fourth…I’ve never used so many different types of HTV in one project before!:
- Orange pumpkins: Smooth (regular)
- White pumpkins: Glitter
- Buffalo check pumpkins: Printed patterned
- Black stems: StripFlock
Instead of using a regular wrapped canvas, I’d be trying out a stretched burlap canvas this time.
So fun and so very fall, amiright?
Prepping the Reverse Canvas Frame
Now that my design was good to go, it was onto the frame!
After removing the wrapped burlap with my utility knife, I took the bare frame outside and blasted it with some black semi-gloss spray paint.
Those painter’s pyramids were so convenient for making sure all sides got even coverage, AND ensuring the frame didn’t stick to the cardboard while drying.
Cuz that would be bad.
Cutting out the Pumpkins in HTV
While the frame was drying out in the gentle summer breeze (or really the sweltering Alabama sun), it was Silhouette time!
One by one, I started cutting out the pumpkins in each of the four types of HTV with my Silhouette Cameo.
Here’s how all of my pumpkin pieces looked once cut and weeded:
Applying the HTV to the Burlap
After trimming up the clear transfer sheets from around all the pumpkins so there was no overlap, I eyeballed their placements on the burlap.
I used my now dried-but-still-unattached black frame as a guide, and placed everything on my ironing mat.
Once my iron was heated up, the frame was set to the side and it was HTV application time!
I applied enough heat to all the pumpkins so they stuck firmly to the burlap and I could remove their transfer sheets, but not so much that they were 100% fully on there.
You’ll notice below that the texture of the burlap was just starting to appear through the orange and buffalo check pumpkins, but not quite all the way.
Since I’d be adding more heat in the next step when applying all the stems, I didn’t want to end up melting the pumpkins.
Next up came the stems!
This time, I placed a sheet of multi-use paper over top my design (to protect the already applied pumpkins from the iron’s direct heat), then finished the HTV portion of this project.
Reattaching the Burlap to the Reverse Canvas Frame
The final step was reattaching the pumpkinified burlap to the back of the painted frame with a little hot glue.
My Completed Fall Pumpkin Burlap Sign!
And here’s how my completed fall sign looks now! Ain’t she purty?
Pumpkins + Burlap + Buffalo Check = Fall to Me
Now if only the weather would get the memo…
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thursday 17th of October 2019
Where did you get the pumpkins?
Saturday 27th of October 2018
Where did you get the pumpkin cut file? Can I purchase?
Monday 29th of October 2018
Hi Kathryn! I made the file myself, but sorry, it's not available for download.
Thursday 25th of October 2018
Can I purchase your pumpkin cut files?