I found yet another use for my old fence pickets stash, a whimsical sign perfect for Spring. (See how much we love you, Spring? We made a sign for you and everything.) It’s also sweet for Easter, but I can keep it in my garden all season!
This project was free. Those are my favorite!
I started with two pieces of fencing I had stashed in my garage.
I painted them with Country Chic paint in Elegance since I had it on hand and it’s a perfect Springtime color.
Then as I do for all my graphics, I printed the words I chose in the reverse.
Positioned them and penciled across the back of each letter.
Leaving a transfer of my letters behind…
Then I painted them in with acrylic paint using a script liner brush.
I cut them to size and touched the ends up with paint, followed by a little sanding. I sealed them with a spray sealer.
For the very sophisticated bunny head, I drew out a pattern and traced it onto my wood.
I trimmed it (the rain was stopping me from cutting my wood first), then sanded and sealed as well. All three pieces got screwed to a post I saved from an old yard sale sign I used last Summer. It already had the tip cut in to a point so it was perfect. I just gave it a quick coat of white paint.
I kinda like the signs a bit wonky like this. I was lucky to get a tiny break from the rain this weekend so I could snap these pictures. I was hoping for a sunshine and flower filled backdrop, but no luck. It was freezing today…this is more like it:
I know Mr. Bunnypants was freezing his ears off.
No sunshine, but I do actually have a couple (two exactly) flowers blooming…
My beautiful Brunnera is always the first to appear:
And this lone Iris:
Many more to come and I can’t wait!! This is my front garden in late Spring (this is the same tree that the bunny sign is standing in front of.):
And looking from the other side:
Our new bunny friend will be surrounded by life in no time!
If you’re looking for more Spring and Easter inspiration, you’re in luck! Several of my friends (20 of us in all) have joined in on the fun too, and all week they’ll be adding their projects below:
Hope you’re having a sunshine day where you are. 🙂
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!