Ceiling Fan Blade Wooden Door Tag Sign

September 24, 2017

Hello Fall Ceiling Fan Blade Craft

Last year, while I was checking out Pinterest for something fabulous to put on my fall front door, I came across pins for the cutest wooden tags. Of course, I fell in love immediately and knew that they'd be a perfect way to add some charm to my entryway, but alas woodworking is not an easy DIY.

Since I am a lazy crafter and my idea of a power tool is my glue gun, I quickly abandoned that idea and made a wreath instead. Well, lucky me, this year, my sweet neighbors offered me a few ceiling fan blades and I knew I was back in business.

You may remember that last year I had a great time painting ceiling fan blades for Halloween and Christmas. I have since been letting the world know, if you have blades, I will take them.

The ceiling fan blades were the exact shape and size I needed to make the tags and they were already finished in a wood tone. No woodworking or staining skills required.

They also had predrilled holes to loop them together and hang them up. All I needed to do was decide on a phase and start painting.

See? Lucky.

Ceiling Fan Blade Crafts

Now, I have to be honest, I hate painting letters. I usually use wall stickers and cheat my way to beautiful. This time however, I couldn't find a wall sticker with the phrase I was looking for and the individual sticky letters I bought did not have an H.

No joke, people. There was no H in the whole pack.

That's ok, the craft store had this neat stencil. I didn't have to wrestle with individual letters, spacing them out, worrying about overlapping them and dry time. Plus it was on sale, less than $3 after all the discounts.

I just wiped my blades down and got to work.

Stenciled Ceiling Blade Crafts

Before I started to paint, I played with the blade placement. I wanted them to hang a certain way and wanted the words in a specific position, so I mapped it out.

How To Make A Wooden Sign From Ceiling Fan Blades

Once I settled on a design, I taped my stencil in place and began painting. I used regular craft paint and a round foam stencil brush in dabbing motions. I made sure not to overload my brush, so the paint wouldn't run underneath the stencil.

When the paint was mostly dry, I carefully lifted the stencil straight up and away from the blade. Then I moved to the other blade and repeated the process.

How To Stencil

When both words were totally and completely dry, I coated the blades with decoupage gel to seal them.

The very last step in this part of the process was to add a tiny bit of glue to keep the blades in the position I wanted. If I didn't do that, my fabulous fall sign would just say, hello, because fall would hang behind it.

Stenciled Wooden Door Tags For Fall

Once the stenciling, sealing and gluing was done, I laced the blades together, in the predrilled holes, with a little twine and added a fabric bow. 

Ceiling Fan Blade Wooden Sign

A perfect way to welcome fall. They look great with the rest of fall decor in the living room

I got the tags I have always wanted without the woodworking skills that I don't possess. 

And it only cost me three bucks.

How awesome is that? 

Thanks neighbor!

How To Make Fall Wooden Door Tags Sign

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74 comments:

  1. Very clever... I need to be on the lookout for fan blades now!

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    1. Thanks Debi! I got hooked on them last year and now I’m a fan blade junkie. 😊

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    1. Thanks Deanna! Gotta love those fan blades! 😉

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  3. Great idea, my friend. I love it!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Mia! It was so easy to do! 😊

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  4. What a cute project and a great way to upcycle fan blades!

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    1. Thanks so much, Paula! I had fun making them, too...easy.

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  5. That is so cute. Now to find and old fan.

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    1. I know! The first time around, I literally combed my neighborhood on garbage night. My kids were not happy. 😉

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  6. Very crafty and clever. Love this Kim. What a great way to re love old ceiling fan blades.
    Happy New Week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! Makes me wish I had saved the three fans in the bedrooms we put in and then tossed several years later. Who knew?

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  7. Great project and it looks very cute too! nice upcycle!

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather! It was a fun and simple one to create!

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  8. Thank you! Even yhough I do possess the tools and skills to make these from raw wood, I'm replacing my ceiling fans, so I have tons of blades! Looks lime it's time to get to work using that pack of 26 stencils I got at WallyWorld for $10 last year.
    You're my hero!!

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    1. You are the sweetest and I bet you will create some fabulous signs with our stencils! Keep us posted!

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  9. This is really pretty Kim! You are just so creative in re-purposing things to make them look oh-so-pretty again!

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    1. Thanks Vel! I really wanted a set of those tags and the fan blades made it easy!

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  10. How brilliant is this....I love it!

    xo,
    RJ

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    1. Why thank you, RJ! You just made my day! 😊

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  11. Love them! Very unique and one of a kind. You have inspired me to "cheat" so I bought some sticker words at the $1 store today....I am hooked! So easy!

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    1. It is so easy, AnnMarie...especially if you don't have one of those fancy vinyl cutting machines. Happy cheating! 🤣

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  12. You're so clever with all your signs! Who knew ceiling fan blades would be so useful?! You should open an Etsy shop called "FANtastic Signs" :)

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    1. You never cease to amaze me with your talent for naming things, Lisa! Perhaps I will and I will call it that. Perhaps you should start you own business, consulting with people for prospective baby names or pet names or business names. Naomi and I will write you a glowing recommendation! ☺️

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  13. Aww, that's as cute as can be! Great tip about gluing the blades together! So cute for your door, and I bet your neighbor is pleased you made such cute use of the blades.

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    1. I've actually been thinking about making them their own set!

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  14. Seriously, Kim, I just want to live in your head for a day or so just to figure out how the hell you think of these things? Super cute idea!!

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    1. Debbie, I love you! You always make me smile with your complimentary comments. Now if I could just figure out a way to turn these crazy ideas into cash, I’d be in business! 😜

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  15. I know the front door tags you were talking about. I really like these ones especially with using leftover fans and not needing to cut out a stencil. They look wonderful.

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    1. It was an easy way out, Leanna! I'm so glad you like them. Thanks for the visit!

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  16. Another wonderful idea. I love repurposing fan blades. These are great.

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    1. Thanks so much, Debra! Sometimes those wonderful ideas come in waves...or on garbage night! ha!

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  17. Perfect! I love this idea.
    I also think an Etsy Shop would be a fun idea. ;-) Another item I would like to buy.
    Carla

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    1. You are too sweet, Carla! ❤️People say that all the time and maybe someday I will. Right now, I am knee deep in kids and making just one craft at a time is challenge...but it does sound like fun to be a shop owner...

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    1. Thanks Lorri!! It was easy. Perfect for this lazy crafter.

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  19. I DO remember you doing this last year!! :) Very clever then and now :)

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    1. The hand-painted ones were a lot of fun to make. I have a few tucked aside to do again this year! And thanks!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! Now I just need a little fall weather. 🙂

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  21. WOW! I cannot believe how this turned out! Ceiling fan blades! Who would have thunk it? LOL! Thanks for popping in to see me Kim. It made my day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy! It was super easy to do and they were the right shape for this lazy girl. Have a great week!

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  22. What a cute idea! Great use repurposing old fan blades! I really like your fall sign ~ very festive. Also saw your sweet chicken placemats again... I'm getting rather fond of him! :) Thank you for another fun idea ~ happily pinned!!! <3

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    1. And thank you for the super sweet comments, Barbara! You just made my day!

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  23. Such a genius idea! Pinned
    Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria....I love getting pinned!

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  24. This is super cute! Also, love all your other projects too!

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    1. Thanks Janine. I seem to get ideas like this in batches...

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  25. Oh gosh...these are TOO CUTE!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. I will pop on over and share! Thanks Jess!

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  26. Great idea and fun way to display. I have to be on the lookout for fan blades. LOL

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. I really liked the tags and I thought this would be an easy way to get the look...

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    1. Thanks Cecilia! I got lucky with that stencil. I hate working with individual letters. I always made a mess.

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    1. Thanks Pamela! I thought it would be an easy way to get the look I wanted. Thanks for the visit!

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  29. Hi Kim, what a cute sign you made out the ceiling fans. You are always coming up with unique and creative ideas.
    Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.
    Thanks too for the sweet comment and visit to my blog.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks for the party Julie! There’s always lots of pretty. Enjoy the weather!

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  30. Kim, this is the best craft I have seen in a long time or even longer. There will be a lot of these hanging around between now and Christmas. Wanna bet!!..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Thank you, Judy! I really do share because I am hoping to inspire people. I would be thrilled to see a bunch of these peppered around! Happy Wednesday to you, too! xoxo

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  31. You are a clever one . . .
    Who would think . . .
    CEILING FAN . . .

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    1. Thanks Lynne! This was a fun one to make and they were perfect shape. Win...win!

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  32. Ficou lindo, Gostei da ideia. Felicidades. Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra! I appreciate the kind words.

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  33. Clever, cute and cheap. Works for me! :D Hugs.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! And you read my mind. 😊

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  34. Wow wow wow! This is an incredibly easy project, thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. So glad you like it Marilyn! It's an easy one and there is no cutting involved! My kind of project!

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  35. These are super cute, and look so easy to make. My kind of project. I saved some fan blades a while back, and have been looking for them over the last few days to make some Halloween projects. But can't seem to remember where I put them. LOL.

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    1. Oh Linda, you are preaching to the choir! Sometimes, I think I spend more time searching for my supplies than creating with them. 😉

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  36. Love the use of the fan blades. I will keep my eyes out for some when I am thrifting!

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    1. I found some at the curb on garbage night, too, Vickie...keep your eyes peeled...and thanks for the visit and the kind words!

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