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Super Cute and Easy DIY Easter Decor Signs

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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!

DIY Easter Decor

 

Materials for DIY Easter Wood Sign

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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!)

uploading image into design space

screenshot of downloading image from pixabay

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.

upload into cricut design space

Find the folder the bunny PNG was saved to.  Mine goes into my downloads.  Double click on the image to bring it into CDS.

how to upload images 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.

uploading png to cricut

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.

saving png in cricut

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!DIY Easter Decor with vinyl

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.  scrap wood for diy signs

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.painting diy wooden signs

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.

making contact paper stick to wood

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.

making stencils for cute easter signs

Painting Signs with Chalk Paint

I love using chalk paint!  I use it for so many more projects than making signs.  I have a ton of chalk paint project ideas if you’d like to check out what else you can use it for.

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.

painting Easter signs with chalk paint

DIY Easter wood sign table decor

Then peel the contact paper off – trying not to get paint everywhere or chipping the paint underneath!

DIY Easter wood sign table decor

peeling vinyl off wood sign

Cricut Easter

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.DIY Easter wood signs

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.

drilling hole into wood sign

diy stand up sign with hole

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.  DIY Easter standing wood sign table decor

Here are most of them, ready to be added to the rustic Easter tablescapes.

DIY Easter Decor

In addition to the cute wooden signs, I also did a makeover on Dollar Tree baskets to add to the DIY Easter table decorations.

DIY Easter centerpiece

Or you can pair it with an easy twig tree.

Easter tree decorations

DIY Easter wood sign table decor

Here is another beautiful and easy DIY Easter decor cross decoration.

easter cross crucifiction decor

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!

DIY Easter Decor

Here are some printable directions.

DIY Easter wood sign table decor

Super Cute and Easy DIY Easter Decor Signs

Yield: a bunch of signs
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Make your own cute Easter wooden signs with chalk paint and scrap wood!

Materials

  • Chalk Paint
  • Vinyl or contact paper
  • Spray glue
  • Chalk paint brushes
  • Transfer paper
  • Embellishments

Tools

  • Cricut 

Instructions

  1. Pick a few designs from Cricut Access or upload a bunny silhouette to use in Cricut Design Space. See post for full uploading instructions if needed.
  2. Cut Easter images out of vinyl or contact paper.
  3. Prep wood pieces by sanding if needed. Apply wood stain or desired chalk paint to the entire piece of wood (this color will be the color of your bunny or image). Let dry.
  4. If using contact paper, spray a little bit of spray glue on the wood and let dry for 2-4 minutes. Then peel off the back of the contact paper and apply the contact image onto the wood. If using vinyl, you won't need to use the spray paint.
  5. Scrape the vinyl down well. Paint over the entire piece of wood with chalk paint.
  6. Carefully peel off the vinyl bunny.
  7. Once the sign is dry, sand the edges of the Easter sign DIY to give it a more rustic look.
  8. Embellish with ribbons, buttons, or cotton balls if you'd like.
  9. To make the wooden sign stand up, drill a hole halfway through the back of the sign the size of a wooden dowel that you are using.DIY Easter wood sign table decor
  10. Cut the wood dowel into 2-3 inch pieces and glue it into the drilled hole. Let the glue dry.
  11. Stand them up and display on an Easter tablescape or as cute Easter decor anywhere in your home!

Notes

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.

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Pretty easy DIY Easter decor, right?  You can do it! 

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Toni

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Hi, do you have the template for the rabbit silhouette whose back is to the viewer? Thanks!

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Tuesday 14th of January 2020

No, sorry, I don't! I just googled "bunny silhouette" and downloaded one.

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