Make an Adorable Homemade Sign that will Make you Smile


Did you hear the exciting news last week about the Recreated Designs Pattern Shop?  If you missed it, you can check it out here.

With the new Pattern Shop up and running, I thought today I’d show you the steps to make your own homemade sign. You can use this process for any of the patterns/signs you want to make on any surface.

The adorable Happy Easter sign is the perfect choice for Spring and is easy to make while adding a touch of colour to your space.

AND… for my blog readers, you can get the pattern to make this sign for free for the next few weeks!  Just follow the link below and the sign pattern discount will shop up automatically.  Happy painting! 🐰

Making the bunny…

Start with a piece of pine (or any wood for that matter) that is approximately 12″ wide by 15″ tall.

I started with a piece of pine that was the perfect size but it wasn’t the right colour for this project.  Dying it a nice rich brown using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Curio gave me the colour I was hoping for.  I love the dark brown so much more and find it now looks like old barn wood. a piece of pine stained dark with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in CurioTo have a nice outline to use for painting, I chalked up the back of my pattern.  You can do this by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over the back of your pattern.

The pattern to make this sign can be found here… 

chalking up the back of a sign pattern Recreated DesignsWith the back of your pattern chalked up, turn it over and position it on the wood where you would like it.  Then, using a pencil, outline the pattern (in this case, the bunny). transferring a Recreated Designs bunny pattern to a piece of woodWhen you have finished tracing your pattern and have lifted it off, you will have the pattern transferred to the wood.  Isn’t that easy?!  the chalk outline of a bunny from a Recreated Designs patternWe want the bunny to be the colour of the wood and not painted, so you will paint all around him but not inside.

I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Ironstone for the white around the cute little guy. using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint to do a reverse pattern using Recreated Designs Patterns

Adding the script…

To add the Happy Easter script, tape your pattern in place, slip a piece of carbon or graphite paper under it (remember, dark side down!) and then trace over the letters with a pencil. transferring Happy Easter to a rustic sign using graphite paperThe carbon paper will leave a nice outline that you can paint over.  This is a super easy way to transfer any kind of script so that when you are done, you will have a nice hand painted look. transferring a Recreated Designs pattern using graphite paperNext, paint your Happy Easter letters nice, bright colours for Spring.

I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Lucketts GreenFlow BlueMustard Seed Yellow and a mix of Tricycle and Ironstone to create the pink.  Happy Easter lettering from a Recreated Designs patternBefore finishing with the beautiful colours, I also added a little touch of grass under the bunny with some of the Lucketts Green – just so that he had a nice place to sit 🙂Using a Recreated Designs pattern to make a Happy Easter Sign

Finishing him off…

To finish off your new sign, and the bunny himself, glue on a nice puffy, fluffy tail That’s it. You’re done! adding a yarn puff to a bunny signI don’t know about you, but every time I see this little guy sitting in his patch of grass he makes me smile!  Now, let’s just hope Spring gets here soon!! Happy Easter Bunny Sign

You can find the pattern for this sign project (including the bunny and the Happy Easter script) at the Recreated Designs Pattern shop here… 

 

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