Happy Easter Sign {tutorial}

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Happy Tuesday!
I hope y’all are having a fabulous week.
It’s Spring Break for us….and all rain so far.  But hey, at least it’s not snow, right?

Glass half full. :)

Today I’m sharing how I made this simple, but sweet, Happy Easter sign.

Happy Easter Wreath -Up Close - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

I shared it last week on this Easter inspiration post –> here.

Inspiration struck half way through that project and I knew exactly what the wreath was missing.

And luckily I already had what I needed. I purchased it from Michael’s last year but had not used it for anything yet.

Happy Easter Wreath -Lacey Frame - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

I just love these. They have so many different styles and the possibilities are endless.
I created this Valentine’s sign/hanging with one too.

I decided to paint this one with the same turquoise chalk paint I mixed up for this table makeover–> here.

Happy Easter Wreath -Chalk Paint Frame - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

After it was dry, I sprayed it with Polycrylic and sprinkled glitter over the frame.
Because everything needs a little sparkle. Don’t you agree?

Minwax Polycrylic - artsychicksrule.com

I created this fun, swirly printable to go on the inside.

Happy Easter Wreath -Graphic - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

You can do whatever you like here. Again, the possibilities are endless. That’s one of the great things about a project like this.
YOU get to create what you want.

Print it out and rub a regular pencil over the back of the lettering for easy transfer.

Happy Easter Wreath -Easy Transfer Method - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath
Turn it back over, place it onto your paper and trace over the letters.

Simple! Really, it is.

Happy Easter Wreath -Easy Graphics Transfer - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

Hand painting in with the same color I used on the frame.
I use a small, thin artist’s brush to do this. Also, it works best if you water the paint down just a bit.
I seem to have more control over the paint when I do that. Especially for small, thin lines, etc.
If you don’t feel comfortable with paint and a brush, you could also use colored pencils or markers to color in as well.

Happy Easter Wreath -Hand Painting in Lettering - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

Done.

See the sparkly frame? Love that.

Happy Easter Wreath -Painted Graphics Finished - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

I used watercolor paper that I had for another project.
(I can’t wait to get started on that one! I bought the paper and posted about it on Instagram 13 weeks ago! …but other projects are taking over. ;) )
I’ll be getting to it and sharing it soon, I hope!

After the paint was dry, I sprayed the front of the paper with Polycrylic to seal it.

After that dried completely, I cut the paper to fit the frame and taped it to the back.

Happy Easter Wreath - Easter Graphics One Way - artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

That’s hanging on a screw I have in the wall for my mirror. Not ideal but you get the idea.
You can hang it from a small nail, use 3m Command Strips, or a ribbon.
Lots of ideas.

I chose to use it like this…..

Happy Easter Wreath - 3 Ways - Front Door with Sign- artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

On my front door in the center of the wreath I “made”.
Now everyone will be greeted with a cheery “Happy Easter” as they enter my home. :)

So, really, anyone can make a sign. There are so many different methods.
Projector method (great if you have one, I picked mine up on Craigslist for around $35)
Wax paper method – probably the easiest of all
Chalk transfer – great for fabric…..and more!

But this is one I’ve probably used the most.

Happy Easter Sign - DIY- artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #graphics #diy #easter

Have you used any of these methods? Do you think you would?

You should give it a whirl if you haven’t! :)

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