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Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Ring Fall Art

It’s rusty, full of patina, and perfect for an upcycle. I’m definitely not one to turn down things with such patina because they offer so much potential. Funny thing is, this isn’t my first rodeo with a reclaimed whiskey barrel ring.

Reclaimed Whiskey Ring Before | prodigalpieces.com

Back a year or so ago, my neighbor set out two whiskey barrel planters on the curb for trash. I drove by because I had to be somewhere, but…my family is at home. I text a quick message and they willingly help to drag them over to our driveway. Gotta love family for pitching in where needed! Here is one of the planters before I disassembled it. See what I did with them in these past posts.

Old Whiskey Barrel Planter Found Curbside by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

However, this time around, I have this ring left and intend to make some festive fall decor. Sound like fun? Let’s roll!

DIY TIME

First, I head to my stash and find this piece of bead-board that is the perfect size. I love when that happens, don’t you? A smart DIYer always has a stash of goodies to pull from.

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Beadboard Scrap for Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Upcycle by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

In order to get it cut to fit, I need to set my jigsaw at an angle because the barrel ring is not flat, but assembled in a taper. Many don’t realize that jigsaws can do this kind of cut, but it really opens up what you can do with this tool.

Angled Jigsaw Blade for Cutting | prodigalpieces.com

However, before I begin cutting, I trace the shape of the ring on my bead-board, then I am ready to cut.

Tracing Barrel Ring onto Scrap Bead-Board | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Next, now that my bead-board is cut, I want to add a bit more whimsy and dimension by adding a sweet pumpkin using a scrap piece of luan. This stuff is so handy for many things! I’m aiming to make a pumpkin cut-out to layer on my reclaimed whiskey barrel art.

Scrap Luan for DIY Pumpkin Cut-Out | prodigalpieces.com

You can find oodles of pumpkin drawings HERE, so you can make (or color) one of your own. We use this same site for the button art by my kids. (video demo below)

Create fun fall art with upcycled buttons by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces & Kids | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #fall #crafts #autumn #handmade #kids

Finally, cutting is complete and I have a lil’ punkin’ and my bead-board ready to go for the next steps. My bead-board stays in place mainly on its own, but I add another step to keep assure that it does.

Wood Cut-OUt Pumpking for DIY Fall Harvest Sign from Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Ring | prodigalpieces.com

THE FINISH LINE

Last, in no time my wall art is complete. Doin’ a happy dance!!

Fall Farmhouse Wall Art from Reclaimed Whiskey Ring Barrel by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #fall #diy

DIY Handmade Harvest Sign in Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Ring by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #harvest #home #diy #farmhouse

The rusty patina alone is wonderful to add to the uniqueness of this sign. Also, I hand-paint the pumpkin to bring it to life.

DIY Rustic Pumpkin Sign with Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #pumpkin #fall

DIY Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Harvest Market Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #harvest #pumpkin #home

Also, if you look close, you can see I use a natural reactive stain to age the wood. Then, a light whitewash of paint to give it texture. Likewise, I use old rusty washers and twine to reinforce the sign to stay snug in the ring.

Farmhouse Fall Sign from Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel for Fall Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #fall #autumn #pumpkin #handmade #art

Rustic Famhouse Fall Decor Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #fall #farmhouse #home

Of course, a sign isn’t much of a sign without typography…one of my favorite things! You can see how I create my signs in this past tutorial.

Farmhouse Harvest Market Sign in Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Ring by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #recalimed #home #harvest #diy

If you’d like to make this sign a part of your own home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop. Sign up for my free email newsletter for instant discount on your first purchase.

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In addition, do pin and share my reclaimed whiskey barrel ring sign to inspire others to upcycle their “junk”. It’s contagious, I tell ya!

Create your own fall art using a reclaimed whiskey barrel ring | DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #fall #farmhouse #home #diy

UP NEXT

Up next, my little motley crew from random finds is about to get a dressing up (or down). See their transformations HERE!

Misfit Finds Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    I’m with you… Whiskey “a-no-no!!” But, whiskey barrel ring sign?? Yes please!!!! Could you make it a “double” delight??? 😉😂 OK, enough… Seriously, it’s so Cute!!! And the ring?!!?!! That makes it super special!!! The weight will also keep it anchored nicely wherever you hang it. LOVE!! 🎃
    💕❤️💕

    • Larissa says

      Right? haha! You are too cute, Rebecca. Thanks for the love!

  2. Laura Strickland says

    This is awesome! You should be putting these pics up on the gram!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Laura! I’m not using that SM anymore after they took my account away from me.

  3. Mary Loveland says

    So so cute! You are truly an artist…………keep posting!

  4. susan says

    Beautiful! You find the best stuff!

  5. Marietta Walker says

    Hi Lady.
    You are so good at looking at things and seeing the potential. I am getting better at it, but I need to keep at it. You and the others in the group, consistantly surprise me when you turn one thing into an entirely different and beautiful thing. i have been using my Zibra Brushes for painting and every time I use a different style, it is like a great gift all over again!
    I love it!
    Thanks for sharing this awesome project. I have some of those rings……hmmmmm.
    Take Care
    M

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the smiles, Marietta. I do have fun creating and sharing my adventures. I’m tickled you’re having such fun! 😀

  6. Terri Hughes says

    I love the whiskey barrel ring. You are so talented.

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