When you put a lot of effort into throwing a great party, don’t miss out on adding the final touch: Signs to mark the way. For farm-themed signage, hang signs from pitchfork tines.¬†All you’ll need is some paper, a printer, double-stick tape or a glue stick, and ribbons to hang. Start with a colorful paper you love. Large scrapbook sheets work perfectly.

Next, print the wording for your sign on a standard sheet of paper, and cut out the message you’ll be using, in a shape of your choice.

Adhere cut out message to the pretty paper with double-stick tape or a glue stick.

At this point, you can affix the sign to a building, or sign post, or you can attach it to something like a pitchfork (as seen above). To hang from pitchfork tines, using a hole punch, punch out holes and affix with pretty ribbon. Lean pitchfork against a building or car, or dig a small hole to place handle into. Stabilize with packed dirt.

All images by Ifong Chen


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!