DIY Easter Sign {Best of the Archives}


Hello sweet Friends! Up for a sweet (and easy!) DIY Easter sign?  I created this about two years ago out of a few fence pickets. Today is our last installment of Trash to Treasure Tuesday {Best of the Archives}, and I thought this would be fun to reshare!

If you’re just joining us, instead of sharing a brand new trash to treasure project just one Tuesday this month, we decided to dig through our archives and reshare some old favorites every Tuesday this month! So far I’ve shared my Farmhouse Hutch, a gorgeous set of French Provincial Chairs, and sweet little Rosette Stool that was almost a big fail.

Here are my fence pickets before:


I never pass up a good pile of curbside fencing! I find so many uses for that old fence picket stash.

This time, it was a whimsical Easter sign, perfect for Spring! (See how much I love you, Spring? I made a sign for you and everything.)

DIy Easter Sign made from old Fence Pickets Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I thought this would be fun as my last re-share for the month. A fun touch of whimsy to welcome Easter!

And if you happen to have a fence picket stash of your own , this project is free. Those are my favorite!

If not, go a couple of houses down at 3:00am with your hacksaw and get ya some. (Ya’ll know I’m kidding right? Do NOT do that!) You can easily pick up a couple of newer pieces at the home improvement store to make one.

I started with two narrower pieces for the bottom two parts…


I painted them with Country Chic paint in Elegance since I had it on hand at the time and it’s a perfect Springtime color.

Then as I do for all my graphics, I printed the words I chose in the reverse. See more info on this method HERE.


I 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 matte spray sealer.

DIY Easter Sign made from old Fence Pickets Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

For the very sophisticated bunny head, I drew out a pattern and traced it onto the 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 the Summer before. It already had the tip cut in to a point so it was perfect. I just gave it a quick coat of white paint.

DIY Easter Sign made from old Fence Pickets Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I kinda like the signs a bit wonky like this, but you could leave them straight as well…

DIY Easter Sign made from old Fence Pickets Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I was lucky to get a tiny break from the rain that weekend so I could snap these pictures.

DIY Easter Sign made from old Fence Pickets Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I was hoping for a sunshine and flower filled backdrop that day, but no luck.

DIY Easter Sign made from old Fence Pickets Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is what that area looks like when Spring finally does its thing:

Spring Garden Confessions of a Serial Doi-it-Yourselfer

(Front Yard Makeover, One Year Later)

And from the street looking to the house…

Front Yard Garden

(Front Yard Makeover, One Year Later)

But no, and it was fffffreezing that day…even the bunny thought so.

(Front Yard Makeover, One Year Later)

My trash-lovin friends are each sharing  a favorite transformation of their own today:

T2T-Besy-of-2-221. Artsy Chicks Rule 2. Prodigal Pieces  3. Girl in the Garage  4. Bless’er House

I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this thrift store find:


Hope you’re having a sunshine kind of day where you are! 🙂





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  1. Thanks for sharing Christy. The spring sign and bunny are adorable, especially with the scarf on! Keep thinking positive thoughts of spring and maybe we all can coax it into coming soon! I can’t wait to open my windows and hear the birds sing!

  2. eep! That is adorable, Christy! Love the simplicity and the cute-factor. 😀

  3. That is the cutest ever!! You have a beautiful yard (in the Spring!! 😉 )
    Love the scarf! Cute!!

  4. This is just the cutest for Spring and Easter. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. This is SO SO adorable, Christy! Perfect for Easter and spring! (Now if only spring would come and stay!) xo

  6. Marilyn Stein says

    Hi Christy,
    I love all the stuff that you do, but in this case I’m particularly interested in the boards you used for your signs. I have a ton of old cedar fence boards that I scored on Freecycle. I tried painting a sign on them, but the rough texture, even after some sanding, did not produce a very good result. Yours look so much better! Do you have any tips for getting clean lines on the boards’ rough, uneven surface? Thanks, Marilyn

  7. Very cute on its own, but add the scarf and it’s PERFECT! Haha!

  8. very cute bunny sign!!! We have a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt every year and this would be perfect to help us block off the roads!!! Thanks for the idea!!


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