Stenciled Easter Sign | Occasionally Crafty: Stenciled Easter Sign

March 15, 2013

Stenciled Easter Sign

My house is kind of a hodgepodge of St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and general Spring decor.  Anyone else?  Everything is just so close together that I feel like it should all be out!
I saw this Easter wall hanging on Etsy a few weeks ago, and I thought it would be really cute to have this on a sign in my house somewhere.  So, I put my inspiration to work and came up with this Stenciled Easter Sign.
I love the sweet little bunny on top.  I love that it is "Easter-y" without being obnoxiously pastel and fluffy. The simplicity of the design fits my style perfectly.
Would you like one of your own?  It's really easy to make!
Materials needed:
12x12 wooden plaque  ($4.99 at Michael's, or even cheaper with a 40% off coupon!)
Adhesive Vinyl  (I used an 8x11 scrap)
Silhouette
Paint/paint supplies
Tweezers or something similar to remove the vinyl with
Okay- this is just a few simple steps.
1. I wanted my letters to be the color of the natural wood.  If you want yours white or something, then you must paint your board and let it dry before you put your vinyl on.  
I designed this shape by myself, simply using text, a bunny shape from the Silhouette store, and then welding them together.  I was going to offer you the file to download, but apparently I didn't save it.  :(
So, design and cut your vinyl, then weed away the negative space.
2.  Once your vinyl design is ready to be applied, use transfer tape or contact paper to adhere your design in the center of your wooden plaque.  Smooth vinyl down firmly to make sure all edges are "closed" and paint can't get through.
3.  Paint over the entire board, stencil and all.  I used two coats of Robin's Egg blue from Craftsmart. 
4.  Let it dry to the touch, then remove vinyl.  Continue to let dry for an hour or so.  Spray with clear coat sealer if desired.  (I pretty much never do this because I'm a lazy crafter.)
And now you have a cute little Easter sign to add to your decor!
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2 comments:

  1. Love this! Is there a link to the silhouette store or information available on them? I came across your site on the "somewhat simple' blog party. New follower here!

    Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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