It seems like I never have enough wreaths or signs for my doors and other places, no matter how many I make. So, I gathered all my supplies to see what I could make without a visit to the craft or thrift store. I had almost everything I needed for my Easy Painted Bunny Door Sign here at home. I did buy the pink tobacco basket at Walmart for $3.97. Finding that little basket was fortunate for me, since grocery stores and restaurants (for pick-ups) are the only places we go in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Materials for the Easy Painted Bunny Door Sign:
- small wooden pallet shadowbox
- wooden letter B
- small pink tobacco basket
- wooden bunny ornament
- daisy, lavendar, and lambs ear floral picks
- Elmers Glue All
- glue gun and glue sticks
- scissors (or wire cutters)
- floral wire
- baby wipe (or a wet paper towel)
- a chunky wooden heart (used to elevate the bunny ornament)
- brushes- 1” sponge, 0/0 liner
- paints- 20408E White, 21049E Pink Parfait, 21978E Princess Purple, 21936 Sublime Lime (some of these paints are Gloss, but you can use any finish for this project)
Paint the letter B with White and the 1” sponge brush. Use the liner brush and Sublime Lime to make the vines. Make tiny dots with Pink Parfait and the end of your liner brush. Using small, quick liner brush strokes, make the purple flowers. Finish with a few Princess Purple and Pink Parfait swirlies and the liner brush. Wasn’t that easy?
Paint every other wood slat on the shadowbox with Princess Purple and the 1” sponge brush.
Write unny (everything but the B) in cursive with the pencil. Make sure your letters touch the bottom and top of the wood slat you’re writing on-just like you would want your child’s letters to touch the guidelines in a writing tablet. We don’t want to see letters “floating” above the lines. Can you tell that I was a public school kindergarten and first grade teacher? Paint over the letters with White and the liner brush. Glue the B on with Elmers Glue All. I don’t use hot glue for wood that will be hung outside, because the pieces fall off when the temperature drops.
Now, it’s time to assemble the tobacco basket for our Easy Painted Bunny Door Sign. Trim your floral picks to the desired length with the scissors or wire cutters. I always play with my arrangement before I use the glue. Let the glue gun heat up. Glue in the floral elements.
Glue the wooden heart with Elmer’s Glue All, then use the same glue to place the bunny on top of the heart. The wooden heart elevates the bunny, so that it doesn’t get lost behind the flowers. I used the baby wipe to clean off the glue that oozed through the slats in the basket. Let everything dry.
Use Elmers Glue All to attach the basket to your sign. Let it dry well. Afterwards, it occurred to me that I could have used a nail or a staple gun for this job. That would have been smarter and less time consuming.
Although I do miss thrifting and the craft stores, it was a fun challenge to make my sign with the things I already have. I hope you enjoyed making the Easy Painted Bunny Door Sign with me.
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