This Egg Hunt Wood Post Sign acts as a pretty pastel Easter decoration or a signal to the guests of where the Easter fun is happening!
I’m thrilled to be joining in on a friendly blogger competition over at The Ribbon Retreat where I brought this project! All three of the participants were sent a box of goodies and asked to make something crafty and “spring-like” with it. In the end, I settled on this Egg Hunt Sign. It’s a perfectly functional if you enjoy hosting egg hunts like me, but also acts as a pretty porch or yard decoration throughout the spring season! I’m all about multi-purpose. 🙂
One of the things I most look forward to when the weather finally warms up and the flowers bloom is celebrating Easter. I typically put together a little egg hunt for my kids and their friends at a nearby park, so I figured this sign will come in handy. And it also adds some curb appeal to my home!
Here are the supplies I was provided with. I also used some some scrap wood, two wood screws, hot glue, a white pom pom, acrylic paint, and white vinyl for the lettering.
I started by sanding and then giving my piece of wood a few coats of paint. My board measured 16″x16″. I used Apple Barrel Sublime Lime Gloss Acrylic Paint.
While the paint was drying, I went to the computer, found a rabbit silhouette clipart I liked online and enlarged it to be the size of a sheet of paper in a word document. I printed that and pinned it to my white felt. Note to self: replace the ink cartridge.
I carefully cut out my rabbit shape.
Next I printed out two egg-shaped clipart designs that I found online. I made sure they fit nicely on either side of the rabbit on my board. I glued them to the cardboard and then cut them out. The cardboard will provide nice reinforcement for a sturdy final product once the ribbon is attached.
Next I selected the ribbon I wanted to use (I chose those that were the smallest in width so I could include more patterns and variety on my eggs).
Using hot glue, I adhered the ribbon to the egg in strips. I roughly trimmed the excess ribbon as I went.
I turned the egg over so the cardboard was showing and then trimmed around the edges.
Ta da! I repeated the process for the other egg, alternating the ribbon patterns to mix things up.
Next, I screwed the board to my post, placing the screws so they would be hidden by my felt rabbit. I made sure the post was centered and ran the full length of the back of the board for optimal support. I roughed up the edges of the board with some medium-grit sand paper just for kicks.
I used my Silhouette craft machine to cut the “Egg Hunt” and the arrow below the bunny. If you don’t own a craft cutting machine, you can always stencil on the letters and arrow or free-hand them with a paint brush.
I used the “American Typewriter” font. “Egg” measured 4 1/2″ long by 2″ tall. “Hunt” measured 6″ long by 2″ tall. The arrow measured 7″ long by 1 3/4″ tall.
I applied the vinyl to my board with transfer paper.
Next, I hot glued on my pretty pink silk flower and the pom fringe trim at a diagonal in the top right corner. I used spray adhesive to adhere the felt bunny and the ribbon eggs to the board. Lastly, I hot glued on a mini white pom pom for the rabbit’s cotton tail.
I just love how it turned out! Now I have to host an egg hunt because I can’t wait to show this beauty off! 🙂
Happy Spring!Now I’d love for you to “hop” on over to The Ribbon Retreat, beginning March 28th, and vote for your favorite project (I’d be thrilled it is if was mine!). 🙂