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!