Spring is here!! Well, at the very least it’s definitely on its’ way!! .. And if I knew how to I would enter an excited emoji right here!! But a smiley one will have to do!! 🙂 Even though I’ve only just got rid of all the Valentine’s decor, I’m pulling out my Easter and Spring decorations from the loft. I absolutely LOVE Spring. As a season, it’s probably my favourite (but only because Christmas is not a season! 🙂 – Let’s be honest, it’s pretty difficult to beat Christmas!!)
You all know I love to change things up in our home and there is something about the soft Easter colours that is just so uplifting. I’m going all out this year with blue, pink, yellow and some orange thrown in for good measure too! And this little sign is no different – I picked out a piece of paper I liked and chose the colours to match around it.
WHAT I USED FOR MY SPRING SIGN
A piece of old scrap wood
An Easter Bunny from Hobbycraft
Scrapbook paper of your choice – I used a design pad from Craft Sensations called “Happy”
Acrylic paint in different colours – I normally use Plaid paint
Mod Podge – also by Plaid .. who doesn’t LOVE Mod Podge?
Scissors – I highly recommend these ones by Tim Holz
Some ribbons of your choice
Scrabble Craft letters
how to make your sign
There’s no progress pics for this one as I made this Spring sign on a Facebook Live. Are you following me on Facebook yet? – I do a regular craft session every week! You can check out how I did all the steps by heading over to the replay right here.
But, I’ll show you some “stills” from the video too (excuse the funny facial expressions!!)
How to create a quick spring bunny shelf sitter
I sanded off the rough edges of the piece of wood, just to smooth them down. Get rid of the dust and paint it in a colour of your choice. I went for a dusky pink to contrast what I was going to do with the bunny 🙂
For the bunny I took off the little bunny necklace that it had going on. Not that I didn’t like it (it’s cute!), but I wanted to Mod Podge some paper to it and the necklace was getting in the way. It took a bit of wriggling with a knife but you can whip that baby right off!
Before I got to covering the bunny, I painted the sides a contrasting colour. I went for a baby blue which comes back in the colours of the design pad paper. Leave to dry (it dries quick!)
In the mean time, trace your bunny on your paper of choice. Cut the paper and slap on some Mod Podge onto the bunny. Place the paper on top and smooth down.
adding some interest to your spring sign
Of course you can just stick the bunny down, but there’s soooo much more we can do to this to make it look even cuter. Like ribbons of course! I had a look what I still had and opted for this polka dot ribbon, combined with some lace ribbon to add some detail to the top of the wood.
Once that was down, I hot glued the bunny straight onto the piece of wood. It was looking OK, but it was missing a necklace, or at least something around the neck area. Another change to add more ribbon and bows 🙂 – I chose the same polka dot ribbon with a tiny bit of raffia thrown in for good measure to create a little mini bow. You can have a closer look below ..
See the blue paint colour on the side of the bunny to tie the colours together?
and Finally …
And last but not least, hot glue some Scrabble craft tiles straight onto the ribbon. I opted for the word “Spring”, but of course you can completely chose your own wording, like “Easter” , or “Hip Hop” .. whatever suits your mood!
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