You already know that The Range is one of my absolute favourite shops to head to for ideas. No matter what the season, they’ve pretty much got you covered! And that’s where I found this Happy Easter sign. And although I loved it, .. the colours just didn’t shout “Happy” to me! But it was a perfect base and I knew I would be able to make it my own. And of course for £1.99 it ended up in my basket!! Amongst other Easter decorations which I hope to share with you soon!
Now, I have been known to be a late night crafter. I’m super-busy doing stuff during the day too, but more often than not I grab a project at night and get to work. Which means that the progress pictures are not THE best quality (roll on lighter summer evenings!!) Sorry about that. But you get the idea.
how I made my happy easter sign a lot happier!
So this is what I started with. See what I mean about the colours? They were just not .. well .. “ME”!!
I’m embracing ALL the Spring colours at the moment so I grabbed some pink, yellow and white paint. I mixed some dusky pink with some white and got to painting the “Easter” part of the sign, as well as the right hand side flower. Leave to dry and give another coat.
Next thing to go was the large dark green flower, which got painted with some yellow paint. (Some white acrylic paint with a tiny bit of dark yellow mixed in). I used the same colour for the birds. As you can see, this will take a few coats to cover. BUT, as we’re going to cover the flower and the birds with other things I’m not looking for perfection here!
I also gave the white “Happy” part one coat of acrylic paint. Just to give it some extra cover.
When all the paint was dry it was time to start adding the detail. See where the little polka dots are peeping through the pink paint? Grab yourself the back of a small paint brush, dip into some white acrylic paint and start polka dotting!
adding some fun accessories!
The whole Happy Easter sign is definitely looking a LOT more colourful! But, I wanted to add some 3D fun and colour to tie the whole scheme together.
I pulled a daffodil artificial flower from one of my displays (who is going to miss a flower from the back of the arrangement, right?!). Hot glue onto where the large green flower was. I took a wooden bead and gave it a light coat of yellow paint. Leave to dry and hot glue in the middle of the flower.
A single lonely left over flower from the garland I used in the Hobbycraft Easter bunny wreath was hot glued on the right hand side. I added a small pearl for some shiny detail.
Some yellow feathers which I still had were ideal for what I needed to finish off the little birds. Hot glue some feathers to the wing and cut to shape if needed.
adding the hanger to your happy easter sign
I used some wooden beads to create the hanger. Simply thread some beads onto a toothpick and paint with matching colours. Leave to dry and thread back onto the string.
the final result
And here’s the “after” result in our kitchen:
A small sparkly gem finish off the little tweeties :).
By the way, see the little carrot patch sign in the above photo??
You can find how I made it here.
It’s a bright inviting sign when you enter our kitchen 🙂
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