Saturday, March 30, 2019

He Is Risen Easter Signs



I know  . . . you're thinking, wait, that looks like CHRISTMAS.  It is.  I used the reverse side of these same boards and painted them for EASTER.  It's a great way to get double duty out of your decorations when you do this!

It's a simple process.  I have a bunch of reclaimed fence boards I use for these projects.  A light coat of white chalk paint and sanding and they're ready.


I print the words out on paper playing with the size and font. Since you're going to paint these, you want to keep the font simple and clean.  


I highly recommend getting a roll of graphite paper.  I have this box for years.  You can use one piece of paper over and over and over.  It looks like a box of plastic wrap or foil and I got mine at an art supply store.  I put a piece under my paper and using a pen, trace the letters out onto the board.


You'll get a faint outline that is now ready to be painted.


I use a fine, round tip brush which I also highly recommend. This one was only about 8.00 and again, I've had it for years.  Important Tip:  I put a little bit of acrylic paint in a lid and have a lid of water.  Dip the tip of the brush in the water FIRST and then into the paint.  This makes the paint go on SO much easier and smoother!


Here is is painted and ready for a little distressing.


Carefully and using a very fine sandpaper, rub gently to get this distressed look (if that's the look you want).


Here are some more of my Easter/Spring decorations.  



I always have fun decorating this 'ledge' in the living room.


This year I decorated my ladder with a few of my mom's Easter hats and her hankies.  Remember the days when ladies wore their Easter hats to church on Easter Sunday? 


Hopefully it's beginning to feel like spring for all of us! I think it's ALMOST safe to put the snow shovels away . . .

11 comments:

  1. A lovely display to welcome the season. What a beautiful blog you have.
    Amalia
    xo

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  2. Good Sunday Morning,
    I do remember getting dressed up and wearing little white gloves and having my patten leather white shoes and a hat. Oh those were the days!!! My little granddaughters still get dressed up with cute Easter outfits so that is awesome. Love your sign. Lets hope now we will be seeing more sunshine and warm weather.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  3. I love your Easter/Spring decorations. Your signs are very nice. We enjoyed a few spring days and then yesterday morning we had snow. I am thankful that it did not stay around for very long. Happy Spring ♥ Teri

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  4. I love the clean simple look of your signs! Not time to put the shovels away here! April 1 and we have about 3" of snow!

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  5. Your signs as well as your other decorations are so pretty, Lauren. I always appreciate your tips for us. Your scale is so cute, and I do love your mom's hats. I remember that I always got a new Easter hat to wear to church when I was little.

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  6. There was no putting away of snow shovels here over the weekend - we woke up to nearly 6 inches of snow yesterday. Hopefully it won't last too long! Your signs look great.

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  7. Your Easter decor is lovely. I especially like the decorate bunnies.

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  8. Oh, these are just beautiful! You make it all look so easy, but God has surely gifted you with so many talents!! I could never do all you do, or if I did do it, it wouldn't look nearly as good! SO happy to visit with you. You always brighten my day, sweet friend. God bless you abundantly!

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  9. Oh, my goodness, I think I can do this!!! Thank you so much for sharing the how-tos and your lovely finished project. Even the type brush to use in the lettering. Such a perfect 'statement' piece for Easter.

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  10. What a beautiful sign, Lauren. Your handwriting is lovely. I noticed the bit of Purple in your décor. I love to use Purple at Easter also. Your ladder is charming, and so special that you have some of your mom's treasures on there.

    Happy April days.

    ~Sheri

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  11. OMG ... What a great idea to double side your signs ... I love it !!! Your Easter memorabilia is delightful ... the hats, gloves, hankies and old gardening books ... seem to add such charm to your home ... The artistic decorating is so relaxing ... I really like the contrasting colors and the creative displays on the walls ... Truly unique !!!...Enjoy your week-end... Hugs

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