Farmhouse Bunny Sign
Hi friends!! This past week I had the blessing of being a guest crafter for my dear friends Lizzy & Erin @ http://www.lizzyanderin.com. It was SO much fun and I got to meet so many new friends. Be sure to check these ladies out. They are just so fun to craft with! We made a very cute Farmhouse Bunny Sign.
I was telling the group that I was having a heck of a time deciding what I wanted to create in this group. Did I want to squeeze in one more St.Patricks Day craft? Was it time for a spring craft? I just couldn’t decided! So off to Hobby Lobby I went. While there I found A LOT of inspiration. I saw the bunny pic above and knew that I had to use it for something. The other thing I grabbed while there was this awesome unfinished pallet sign.
The first thing I did was stain this board with the Minwax gel stain. Guys I love love love this stain. The stain is much thicker than most stains, so to me it doesn’t make as big as a mess. I am a messy crafter! I mean… I know Im not the only one. Right?! Once that stain was wiped off and dried I added a thin layer of white Apple Barrel paint. I used the dry brush technique because I only wanted to cover a little bit. If you happen to not know what this technique is- you basically just dip the dry brush into a little bit of paint. I always dab my brush a couple times on a paper plate to get most of the paint off before swiping it across the board that I am working on. Its much more of a distressed look without having to use sandpaper.
As I let the board dry it was time to prep the pick. When I bought it at Hobby Lobby it came with a little burlap bow. While that was definitely cute- I love me some buffalo check so I knew I wanted to add a little something something to that. I made a simple bow by just cutting a piece of ribbon and tying it off with a piece of twine in the middle. This pick was special enough that I thought a small little bow would be perfect. The board was now dry so it was time to assemble everything. The stem to this pick is a really thick wire. I originally tried to cut the wire off but that just wasn’t happening. I decided to bend it and hot glue it to the back. This actually worked out quite nicely because it fit between the slats perfectly.
Once bent I hot glued it on the front and the back and BOOM it was done! I hot glued the cute little buffalo check ribbon onto the bottom of the pick and I was finished…well kind of. Now it was time to add a little hanger so we could hang it up in the house. The other thing I love probably just as equally as buffalo check is some good wood bead garland. I strung some wood beads onto some twine- hot glued that baby onto the back and now we have a cute hanger.
I just loved how this one came out! Simple and classic. What is your favorite part? Tell me in the comments below and be sure to share this post with other friends you think might like it too. Thanks friends! xoxo -Vanessa