Not that Easter decor has anything to do with competition or anything, but I’m just saying, if it did…. I feel like I’ve totally won the game, set, and match this year. This little rustic bunny sign was just the thing I needed to finish off my all-out Easter dining room but he was so easy to make with just a piece of scrap wood we had in a pile in the garage.
I might be a little biased here, but I think this is something that would look good in just about anyone’s house at this time of year, so if you’d like to feel like you totally won at Easter decorating this year too, read on! 🙂
This little Easter Bunny silhouette sign was in my spring dining room tour last week so today I’m back to show you just how we made it. It’s a pretty quick one to whip up, so there’s still plenty of time before Easter if you want to add it to your spring decor bag o’ tricks!
This is such a simple, classic sign, but perfectly rustic and perfect for our house. I’m sure I’m going to be using it here and there for years to come.
We made a little video to walk you through the (super simple) steps, so have a quick look at that and then read on below where I’ll talk you through everything step-by-step.
Start out with a rough piece of basic pine lumber. Something in a size that will fit where you think you’d like to put it. Ours is 12″ x 14″ but if you’re thinking of using it for something like a mantel, then you may want to make yours a little larger. That would be just as easy, really, so don’t worry about it! Make sure the wood you find or buy is pretty rough though because it really gives this simple piece a lot of its character.
We first gave the sign a quick coat of stain. Early American has been my favorite for a few years and seems to work well over and over again wherever I use it.
While we were waiting for that to dry, we made our way over to Google and found a free clip art bunny silhouette that we liked, then we printed it out and cut it out. We traced that shape onto a sheet of sticky-back foam to make our template.
I love that you can make something like this with just basic craft store supplies instead of always needing one of those fancy vinyl cutting machines!
To paint the white part of the sign, we peeled the back off of the sticky foam and stuck our bunny shape down into the middle of the board. One quick coat of white spray paint is all it takes to get this nice rustic look, and actually, the foam starts to shrivel up a bit after that, so you really can’t do any more than one coat anyway. I kinda like that because it encourages you not to mess with it too much or worry about it. Just do your one coat and move on!
At this point, you’ll be left with a pretty striking sign, but if you want to fancy it up a bit more, you can add some wording or you can add a strip of metal to the top and bottom like we did. The metal with all the little nails in it just adds to the rustic feel and it kind of catches your eye from across the room. It just feels extra spring-y somehow. 🙂
So that’s our little Easter bunny sign!
Signs like this are such an easy way to add holiday decor around your house because you really don’t have to fiddle with them much when you’re putting them out and they really make an impression. If you’ve been looking for an easy little Easter project to make this spring, this one might be just the right one. 🙂
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.