Hi friends! I am so excited to be sharing with you how to make a farmhouse style Easter Sign using a bed spring! If you have some old bed springs lying around your house, use them to create this fun Easter décor sign. This farmhouse inspired DIY bunny bait sign is so simple and fun to make. How adorable would this Easter bunny sign look hanging on your front porch surrounded by other spring décor?!
- Scrap piece of wood
- Stain – Minwax dark walnut ( Affiliate link to STAIN )
- white chalk paint
- Bed spring
- orange burlap
- Spanish Moss
- wood letters – Bunny bait
- rebar wire ( Affiliate link to REBAR WIRE )
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Step 1. Using a rectangle shaped piece of wood, I just used a scrap piece of wood I had left over from my craft kits, drill two holes at the top, one hole on each side of the board, as we will loop wire through later on so that you can hang this sign.
Step 2. Using Minwax stain in the color “dark walnut,” use an old cloth to wipe some stain all over the front, back, and sides of your board. Wipe the stain off. Allow stained piece of wood/board to dry completely.
Step 3. Use a paint brush and paint the front and sides of the board with white chalk paint. Allow to completely dry.
Step 4. Sand over the front and sides of the white chalk painted board using a piece of sand paper. This will allow some of the stained wood to show through the white chalk paint, which helps to create a more rustic/farmhouse style look to the project. Dry.
Step 5. Take a bed spring and place it just below the middle of your board at a slight angle with the largest/widest part of the bed spring coil at the top. This bed spring will create the shape of our carrot. I positioned my bed spring slightly below where the middle of the board would be. Be sure to leave enough room at the bottom of your board so that the end/bottom of the bed spring stops before reaching the very bottom of your board. Place the largest/widest part of the coil of the bed spring at the top so that the bed spring is going in a slightly slanted position. Once you have your bed spring positioned to your liking, carefully use a staple gun and staple the bed spring onto your board. I stapled the bed spring down in a couple places and then used a hammer to tap the staples down to secure the bed spring into place.
Step 6. Next, take a piece of orange colored burlap fabric and stuff it inside of the bed spring. I found shaping the burlap in a coil pattern first and then stuffing it down into the bed spring carrot worked best. You simply have to play around with this step until you get the fabric positioned to your liking so that it looks like a carrot. Trim away any excess fabric. Once it is shaped to your liking, secure it into place by adding a bit of hot glue to the bed spring and then pressing the fabric up against the spring to secure the fabric inside of the bed spring.
Step 7. Take some Spanish Moss and stuff it around the top of the carrot/bed spring. Use hot glue to secure the Spanish Moss into place. Then, using greenery of your liking, use a staple gun to staple a greenery bunch inside of your carrot being sure some of the greenery hangs out a bit at the top of the carrot. Add more Spanish Moss and greenery to your liking. Secure in place with either hot glue, or a staple gun. Allow to dry. Trim away any excess. Your bed spring should now look like a carrot.
Step 8. Using some wood cutout letters purchased from the Dollar Tree, I spelled out “BUNNY BAIT.” Next, use an old cloth to stain each letter with Minwax stain in the color “Dark Walnut.” Then, rub the stain off and allow the letters to dry completely.
Step 9. Next, position your letters for the word “BUNNY” going across the top of the board with equal spacing. Then, underneath the word “BUNNY,” position your letters for the word “BAIT.” Once you have your letters positioned to your liking, secure each letter in place onto the board with hot glue. Allow to dry.
Step 10. Next, loop some rusty wire through the drilled holes at the top of your board so that you will be able to hang the sign. Use a pencil to curl/coil the wire at each end of the sign and then push the curled wire ends down/inward to secure the wire loop. Enjoy!
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube
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