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Monday, March 28, 2011

My Carrot Seeds Sign-A Tutorial

I need some cute Easter decorations. I've been trying to think of something new and creative to make.  I had a vision of a carrot seed packet. Easter makes me think of rabbits. Rabbits eat carrots.  So..... Here's what I came up with.
I started with a piece of 3/4 inch thick, birch plywood.  This was a scrap piece of wood I found in our garage.  It's 10 3/4" x 12 1/4".  I painted it an antique white. While the paint was drying, I cut "Carrots" and "10 c" on my Silhouette.  The font was "Tiranti Solid Letter".  It was 162 pt. font.  The dimensions were 2x6".  I used the same font for 10c.  It was 98 pt. font.  I cut it on vinyl.

While I was working on my sign, my girls were painting signs of their own.

I lightly dry brush painted the sign with a dark brown.

Using a pencil, I drew carrots on the board.

After I painted the carrots, I pulled the vinyl off of the paper.  I used the vinyl as a stencil and painted it in with brown paint.

See how the vinyl makes a great stencil?

Here's the sign drying.  The only step left is distressing it.

When it's dry, I get out my mouse sander and sand away.

This is my finished sign.  It's a new Easter decoration!  I had all the materials for this so it didn't cost me a thing. Plus, it didn't take long to make!  My kind of craft: cheap and easy!
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  1. Shannon, that is such a darling sign! Thanks for stopping by my blog today:)

  2. watched her do it; impressed, even cuter in real

  3. This is another cute idea. I love this sign!! Thanks for sharing it.


  4. Serious cuteness, what a wonderful project!

  5. Love the vintage look of the sign!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $20 store credit from My Carrie Creations to get a backpack withyour kids favorite disney character. All you have to do is leave a comment.

  6. These are SO cute!!! I would love for you to link it up over at What's in Your Garden :)



  7. This is so cute. great idea.


  8. Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" (get it?) blog hop :)

  9. ADORABLE! Thanks for linking this up!

  10. Shannon-

    The distressing really gave the sign a ton of character...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday...

  11. Love this! I featured it today on Today's Top 20!


  12. I just LOVE it!!!

    Thanks for linking up to What's in Your Garden!!


  13. Thank you everyone! It was a truly fun project to make! Now, if I can just get my husband to cut some wood, I'll start creating more!

  14. You are being featured tomorrow!! :)


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