Repurposed Rustic Easter Bunny Sign

I was the lucky recipient of a few broken picnic bench pieces. They were from an old children's set, the best of the batch were the bench seats. 
Stained reclaimed bench seat

Most of the tables were broken but the bench seat top was perfect for making a rustic sign. 

On a recent trip to the craft store I saw a few Easter signs that inspired me. 

The one I liked best had a similar bunny but not as rustic as the one I wanted to make. 

Repurposed Rustic Easter Bunny painted on wood
I began this project by staining the bench seat with Rustoleum Decorative Glaze

I use this to stain almost everything I make and as you can see, I'm ready for a new can myself. 

Next, I drew a large bunny silhouette on a piece of card stock

I taped 2 pieces of the card stock together so it would be the same size as the wood. 

I cut out the bunny and traced the silhouette onto my board. 

Bunny silhouette painted in white

Next, I painted the bunny shape with a coat of white chalky paint. 

I gave it a light coat of paint because I want to rough it up and stain it when it is dry. 

Painted Rustic Easter Bunny Sign

The bunny got a cute little nose, whiskers, and eyes using craft paint and a Sharpie paint marker

When the paint dried, I sanded the edges and across the top of the bunny to make it look distressed. 

I went over the top of the bunny with a little bit of the same stain on a rag to tone down the white and make the bunny look old. 

I created a bow using a buffalo check edged burlap ribbon and hot glued it to the bunny's neck. 

Buffalo checked bow on the bunny sign

On the back are two picture hangers for hanging. 

Painted bunny sign with bow and overlay

This adorable little bunny sign was totally free to make using paint and stain I already had and leftover ribbon. 

Check around your home and see what you have you could transform into an Easter sign!
Painted bunny sign and wreath

It is the perfect rustic Easter sign for Spring. 

bunny sign, wreath and Pinterest overlay

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Painted bunny sign with bow and carrots

See how I made these cute little burlap and twine carrots that are great for decorating tiered trays for Spring. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .