Follow this DIY Easter decor wood sign tutorial to make cute centerpieces or even gifts! Updated January 28, 2020.
Hi Friends! I have been busy creating table decorations for our church’s Ladies Night Out. Next month is Easter so of course, I’m doing everything pastel, crosses, bunnies, and eggs.
I am hoping to do all this on a pretty low-budget so I had to get creative. The one thing I knew I wanted to do was make little Easter themed wood sign decorations to put on all 12 tables.
This was a fun easy project that cost me next to nothing! I just used spare wood I had in my garage and bought a few little chalk paints. Adding these cute wooden signs to the Easter church table decorations added a fun pop of color.
I hope you enjoy this easy DIY Easter decor wood sign tutorial. There are also printable directions at the bottom!
Materials for DIY Easter Wood Sign
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- Any size wood – I used pine and MDF
- Chalk Paint – in a variety of colors
- Contact paper – I used dollar store paper
- Craft Bond spray
- Transfer tape
- Wood glue
Uploading Images into Cricut Design Space
For the designs, I found bunny silhouettes from google and uploaded them into Cricut Design space. You can also check pixababy.com and pexels.com for Easter silhouettes.
For this Easter bunny image, I clicked on the FREE download button on the right and then on the second size (it doesn’t really matter!)
The bunny image will download onto your computer. Now open up Cricut Design Space, click on New Project, and then Upload on the bottom right. This screen should be up. Now click on the Upload Image button.
Find the folder the bunny PNG was saved to. Mine goes into my downloads. Double click on the image to bring it into CDS.
Once the image uploads into design space, this screen will show. Click on Simple on the right side. Then click continue and when the next page opens click continue again. Since it’s already a PNG, you don’t need to clean up the image at all.
Make sure you click on the right image (Save as Cut File), and then click on Save. Now you can add the Easter image to your canvas to cut out for your stencil.
Since I needed to make a lot of these, I ended up using contact paper as stencils since it’s much cheaper than vinyl. I cut the designs out with my Cricut on the vinyl setting.
If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can just print out a picture, cut it out, use that to trace onto the top of contact paper, and then cut out the design with scissors. These aren’t very intricate so using scissors would work fine!
Preparing Wood to Make Easter Signs
If you are anything like me, then I’m sure you save all the scrap pieces of wood you use for other wood crafts. Making cute little chalk painted DIY signs is the perfect project to use them up and a reason to give your hubby on why you save every little piece of wood!
I went through my woodpile and found a bunch of small pieces of wood that were about 4.5×7 inches to 5.5×9 inches and lightly sanded them.
I painted some of my boards with chalk paint and some of them I stained with Minwax dark walnut or Rustoleum weathered gray. This will end up being the color of your design (bunny or cross). I picked two neutral colors and painted my boards with them. Allow them to dry.
Since I was using contact paper and it doesn’t tend to stick very well, I sprayed a light coat of craft bond on the wood. Let it dry for 2-4 minutes.
Peel the backing off the contact paper and place it on the wood piece. If it’s a more intricate image, use transfer paper to transfer the entire image to the wood, scrape it down, and then remove the transfer paper.
Painting Signs with Chalk Paint
Paint over the entire board (over the bunny vinyl stencil) with whatever color you want the background to be. I used an assortment of pastel yellow, pink, purple, and light blue chalk paints. I don’t paint all the way to the edges to give it more of a rustic look.
Then peel the contact paper off – trying not to get paint everywhere or chipping the paint underneath!
A few of mine dried a bit sticky from the craft bond, so I lightly sanded the top to get rid of it. I knew these wouldn’t get handled much so I wasn’t too worried about it.
I sanded a few of the DIY Easter signs at the edges and corners with fine-grit sandpaper to age them some and then sprayed them with polycrylic. This is how they all came out.
I then added some embellishments to the bunny signs – I glued on cotton balls for tails and added some ribbons around the bunnies necks.
Making Wooden Easter Signs Stand Up
To stand them up, I had a long rod that was 3/8 inch across. I cut it up in 2 inch pieces with my jigsaw. I used a 15/32 inch drill bit and drilled a hole halfway through the backside of the wood.
I dipped the small rod in wood glue and pushed it in the whole. I tapped a few in with a hammer if they were stubborn!
Let those dry and then they’re ready to go! You can paint the back of your boards too.
Here are most of them, ready to be added to the rustic Easter tablescapes.
In addition to the cute wooden signs, I also did a makeover on Dollar Tree baskets to add to the DIY Easter table decorations.
Or you can pair it with an easy twig tree.
Here is another beautiful and easy DIY Easter decor cross decoration.
If you’d like to save this cute Easter sign tutorial for later, simply hover over the top left corner of the image below and PIN It now!
Here are some printable directions.
See post for more detailed instructions and step by step pictures. If you do not have a cutting machine, print out an image on plain paper. Cut it out with scissors. Place it on top of the contact paper and trace it. Cut out the contact paper with scissors and use that as your stencil. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
See post for more detailed instructions and step by step pictures.
If you do not have a cutting machine, print out an image on plain paper. Cut it out with scissors. Place it on top of the contact paper and trace it. Cut out the contact paper with scissors and use that as your stencil.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day,