Welcome! I’m glad you’re here today because I’m joining some other talented bloggers for our Upcycle Craft Challenge. We’re taking something we can’t use as is and turning into something useful. I’m upcycling a Dollar Tree spring sign into a personalized bunny sign. They sell for around $40 online, but you can make this one for less than $5! Let’s get into it.
Our Upcycle Craft Challenge is hosted by Bev of Across the Blvd. Stick around after the post to visit the other ladies on the hop. They’ve got some great projects to share with you!
Family Bunny Sign Supplies:
- Dollar Tree “Cottontail” sign ($1.25)
- Beacon Quick Grip
- chalk paint (white & pink)
- paint brush
- vinyl (or a paint pen without a cutting machine)
- cardstock (wood patterned- $0.99 & another for the bunnies- $0.99)
- Elmer’s glue stick
Prep the sign.
Remove the middle plaque from the Dollar Tree bunny sign. I just slid a utility knife under it all the way around and it pulled up easily.
Remove any glue from the back of the little sign and paint it. I used white chalk paint. You can’t use the front because the words are pressed into the wood slightly, so they still show through when painted.
I didn’t plan to paint the wood on the outside, but once I went to add the center sign, it didn’t go well. So, I used light pink chalk paint to paint it.
Add cardstock to the main sign.
Since the paper will more than likely rip when you remove the small sign, place a piece of cardstock over it. I just pressed the paper up against the side and bottom, then rubbed my finger along the outer wood pieces. That left a crease that allowed me to cut the paper to fit the family bunny sign. I cut it slightly outside the creases so that there would be no errors.
After I cut the cardstock I placed the paper inside the bunny sign, then pressed it inside the edges with a clay tool that trimmed off the any excess.
For personal use only. Feel free to download these free designs and print them or use on your Cricut projects for your own use at home. They are not for commercial use, not to be placed on items for sale. That helps me keep these printables, SVGs, and PNGs coming to you for free! Another note: you will not my logo overlay on your downloaded design. It is there to keep people from downloading the images straight from Google, or others from stealing them to use on their site. Thanks for understanding! Feel free to share this post for your friends and family to make their own projects with this design!
Download designs for the bunny sign.
Whenever I make a design, you know I always share it with you! You can use a cutting machine for this project, but it’s not necessary. If you don’t have one, download and print the design below, then use the carbon copy method to transfer the design onto your family bunny sign. There’s a full tutorial for that in my St. Patrick’s Day sign tutorial.
When you print the sign make sure it’s the size that you need. Transfer the words to the sign, then trace and cut the bunnies from pretty cardstock to add later. If you’d like me to make and send you the names in your family (for free), just send me an email or use my contact page. I will do my best to do that and get it back to you as soon as possible. Be sure to send them in early in case I get overwhelmed with requests and can’t get to yours.
If you have a cutting machine, you can upload the design to Design Space to cut the words with vinyl and the bunnies on cardstock. You can use my design here if you’d like. I removed our names, so it’s just the bunnies & words. You can duplicate the bunnies and/or make them smaller to fit your family size onto the bunny sign.
Add your family bunnies to the sign.
Transfer the words to the small painted sign with transfer tape if you used vinyl or the carbon copy method if you don’t have a cutting machine.
Next, add glue to the back of the bunnies and place them on the sign. Space them out evenly.
I also cut the names of my family members and transferred them onto the sign under the bunnies. You can use the carbon copy method to type out your names then paint them on if you send them to me and you get them back. OR- you can create them in a word document yourself then paint them on.
Glue the bunny sign onto the main sign.
Add Quick Grip to the back of the family bunny sign and press it onto the main one. Lift it up slightly and place it back down three times. That allows the glue to adhere quickly.
That’s it! Your family bunny sign is ready to display!
Easy right? Making your own for less than $5 is way better than spending $38-48 in this economy! I love the way it turned out. I will be adding the video tutorial later today and some photos when the light gets better in our living room.
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10 thoughts on “Personalized Bunny Sign with Family Names”
Super cute, your little flowery bunnies are lovely. Sweet for spring decorating but it would also make a lovely new baby gift for a nursery.
Thank you! It would be so sweet in a nursery!
C U T E ! ! I love bunnies! Adding family names would make this the sweetest gift! Thank you for the cut file. Pinning and sharing on Facebook -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Thanks so much Marci! I plan to make one for my mom with her grandchildren on it.
Oh wow, Niki! This is so cute and adorable – and what fun! I know you and your family will cherish this for years to come!
Thank you! I love the cardstock bunnies!
I love the new look for the sign! Such a sweet way to personalize it. The graphic is so cute!
Thanks Beverly! I think I’m going to swap out the background cardstock. I think… lol. Or move it to the kitchen area. Decisions, decisions.