With so many wonderful products that are now available to us DIYers I thought it would be fun to share with you today how to make a Farmhouse Napkin Bunny Sign. It can be used at Easter time or even to see in Spring by changing the words around. The possabilites are endless.
How To Make A Farmhouse Napkin Bunny Sign
Being a DIYer it’s always good to leave yourself plenty of time to start making things for the seasons like Easter and Christmas. Because before we know it time has slipped away from us and we simply run out of time. So I thought I’d get in early with this project so you can to!
- Plywood and wood for the frame – either use a circular saw or get your local hardware to cut you out a piece.
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk
- Cling On! Brush – F30
- IOD Decor Stamp – Typesetting
- Stone Gray Ink
- IOD Decor Stamp – Craquelure
- Napkins – I found these pretty ones at IKEA
- Scrap piece of lace
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate
- Chux Cloth
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Top Coat
- Brad Nail Gun
Step 2 – Take your Craquelure stamp and using your brayer load up your stamp with stone gray ink. Then apply to your sign and lightly run your fingers over the stamp in different areas to get a crackled look. Move the stamp around until all the sign is lightly covered.
Then using the lower case of the Typesetting stamp place stamp down onto your sign. I used the words “happy easter” but feel free to change to what ever you like. Using the transfer film pick up the stamps and load again with ink using your prayer. Apply to the sign making sure you have enough room for the frame.
Step 3 – Using a bunny template or draw one of your own like I did, trace onto the back of the napkin. Peel away all of the layers of the napkin leaving the patterned one. Then apply a coat of Sweet Pickin’s Milk Paint to the back of the napkin and apply to your sign. Making sure that you remove any air bubbles as you go.
Once dry gently go around your bunny template with the top coat to seal the bunny.
Step 4 – Water down a little of your chocolate paint in a plastic cup and apply to the frame pieces and the back of your bunny sign using a chux cloth. Let dry.
Step 4 – Line up your frame pieces and join together using your brad gun.
Step 5 – Then making sure that your frame is all lined up with your sign secure with your brad gun.
I find using mini clamps helps keep eveyrthing in line when nailing together.
Step 6 – Pop on your saw tooth hanger and your all done!
Now your all ready to hang your new masterpiece!