Pumpkin Patch Printable & Transferring an Image to Wood


I have been slightly obsessed with large wooden signs and wanted to create one specifically for fall. I decided a “vintage” pumpkin patch sign would be prefect.

Free Pumpkin Patch Print (1 of 1)

Last time I made a large wooden sign, I used my silhouette machine.  Although time consuming, it worked well.  However, I really wanted to try a different transfer method where you transfer a printed paper onto wood.  I found this video on YouTube from DecoArt, and decided to give it a try!

I created a printable pumpkin patch sign (the download is available toward the end of this post).  This printable is sized to 8.5 x 11, and there is an editable version to add your own town and state.  The pumpkin patch printable could also be mounted to a board with spray adhesive or simply framed. However, if you have a little more time and are up for a fun DIY project, join me in this fun paper transfer method.

DIY Wooden Fall Sign (1 of 1)  

For this project you will need:  

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  • Deco Art Media Medium Matte
  • Printed Design (mirrored/reversed)
  • Brush
  • Sponge (in place of the rag I used)
  • Spray Bottle
  • Sand Paper
  • Varnish
  • Cut-to-size Piece of Plywood
  • Furring Strips (for frame)

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First, cut to size a plywood board to the size of the printed (reversed) image.  I blew up my pumpkin patch print (I enlarged mine to around 20 x 24) and REVERSED the image so it would print backwards.  I had it printed at a local office store.

Reverse the image because the printed piece will be placed face-down.  Stay with me, it will make sense!

FREE Pumpkin Patch Sign (1 of 1)

Cover the entire board with a thin coat of the medium and allow it to dry.

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Tear the edges of the paper (according to the video this helps hide the edges).

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Add a thin coat of the medium to the printed page and allow it to dry.

Transfering an Image with DecoArt (1 of 1)

After both the board and the print are dry, add a thick coat of the medium to the board and glue down the printed art – face-down.

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Allow everything to completely dry overnight.

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The idea behind this process is to remove most of the paper so only a thin layer is left allowing the ink to be visible.  To do this, wet down the paper.

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The paper is scrubbed away.  Since I didn’t have a sponge, I used a cloth (but the video recommends a sponge).

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This process is time consuming – especially on a large piece like mine.

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The cloth wasn’t doing a great job removing all the paper, so I pulled out my dish scrubber.

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Be careful with using something abrasive because i actually scrubbed through the paper down to the board in a few spots:

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Once satisfied with the amount of paper removed, allow the sign to dry.

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If the distressed look is desired, lightly sand the sign.

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When it dries, the image does begin to fade.  You can add a varnish to help brighten the image color.

DIY Fall Wooden Sign Tutorial (1 of 1)

I used a weathered gray to continue with my antique, distressed look.  You can see the right side where I added the varnish.  The varnish helps bring out the color.

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One the entire sign is varnished, allow it to dry and frame it using furring strips (you can see more detail about that process HERE).

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Below are the files to download your own pumpkin patch sign:


There are two PDF files.  The first has an editable city and state and the second is like the one in my photos.

EDITABLE Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch Print

The printables are sized at 8×10, but you can blow them up to fit your need.

If you want a large (20″ x 24″) already REVERSED pdf like the one I printed, then click on the file below:



DIY Wooden Fall Sign (1 of 1)


Free Fall Printable (1 of 1)

I would love to know how you incorporate this pumpkin patch sign into your fall decor!  Email me or tag me on social media! 


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How to Transfer an Image to Wood


    • Hi Megan! I had someone else ask me the same question, and I did a little research. It looks like Mod Podge CAN be used for transferring an image. I had no idea, and I am a Mod Podge fan. I learn something new every day!

  1. Sara, I am so excited to do this. I’ve never done anything like it. So, would Staples be able to do this and would I have to reverse it myself or would they do it?


  2. Hi Sara! This is a great project! I like it because it is different than what I see everywhere else. It is perfect for my daughter’s new home she just moved in. Thank you. Hope all is well.

    • There are several programs that allow you to reverse an image (I used Adobe Illustrator but I think Pic Monkey also can do it). I did just add a PDF of the large reversed file (to the blog post). I hope this helps!


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