Easter is just a couple of weeks away and I have a few Easter projects I want to get done before it arrives. These days, my crafting time is limited, so I need projects that are quick and easy to make. This cute Easter sign takes less than 15 minutes, so it’s the perfect project if you have limited time. You just need a cutting machine, like a Cricut or Silhouette, some cute Spring/Easter vinyl, a small piece of wood (I used a blank pallet sign I found in my stash), and a few other basic supplies. Read on for the full tutorial.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Wood Pallet Sign Blank (I found mine at Michaels)
- Vinyl (I used Spring Bunnies and Sea Glass)
- Transfer Tape
- Application Tool
- Weeding Tool
- Craft Knife
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File (available for free in my free SVG library)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Cottontail Candy Company. It will either be listed under the most recent projects/cut files or under the Easter category.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN
Measure the dimensions of your sign blank to determine how big to make your design. I usually make the design between 1/2″-1″ smaller than my sign. The sign I’m using measures about 10.75″ square, so I made the design about 10.25″.
After everything is sized correctly, it’s time to cut the vinyl. I cut the letters out of Sea Glass (I love this color) and the bunny out of Expression Vinyl’s Spring Bunnies patterned adhesive vinyl. Normally, when I’m using more than one color of vinyl, I’ll add registration marks to help make lining up the layers easier. But, this design is so simple, I didn’t think registration marks were necessary.
Once everything is cut, weed away the excess vinyl on both the sea glass and the bunny print.
Isn’t that such a cute pattern?
Use a weeding tool to remove the centers of the letters.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a little bigger than the design and place the vinyl on the transfer tape.
Use an application tool and rub over the letters.
Cut off the excess transfer tape.
Flip the design over and carefully pull off the vinyl backing.
STEP 3: APPLY VINYL TO WOOD SIGN
Place the design on the sign blank and center.
Rub over the letters again.
Then, pull off the transfer tape.
Repeat these steps with the bunny.
STEP 4: FINISHING TOUCH
You can leave the sign like this, but I added in one last step.
Use a craft knife and slice any vinyl that goes over the gaps of the wood.
I sliced part of the letters COTAIL, the bunny ear, and across the body of the bunny.
Then use your application tool to press the vinyl down into the gaps. I think doing this makes it look more like a hand-painted sign.
Didn’t it turn out so cute? I love that cute bunny vinyl!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library