This year is just crushin on by and Easter is right around the corner so lets hop right into making this Beautiful Round Easter sign- Chillin with my Honey Bunny.
This DIY Easter sign was so much fun to make and looks great as part of our Easter Decorations! We spent some family bonding time creating and making this Round Easter Sign for our home.
This DIY Round Easter Sign uses Permanent Vinyl and also incorporates reverse weeding and the use of chalk paint.
For this Round Easter Home Décor sign I show you how to work with the images in cricut design space, how to reverse weed and use chalk paint for the stencil, and also how to apply the vinyl onto the wood to create these beauties for your home!
I included a FREE SVG cut file that we will be using so there’s no need to look for hours for an SVG.
I am so thrilled to teach you how to make this Round Easter Sign! This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission, at no additional cost to you! Read my full disclosure here.
Materials needed for this Round Easter Sign
- Design Space or similar program
- cutting machine
- blue or green cutting mat
- vinyl– 4 colors
- transfer tape
- weeding tool
- Round Sign-12″
- Stain or paint
- Chalk paint
- paint brush
Preparing your Round Wood Sign
Step 1- Gathering the Materials you need
Let’s get our Round wood sign prepared by gathering our Stain or Paint and our wood sign. I am using Rust-oleum Satin Paint and Primer in one-Expresso Brown and a Ready to go 12″ Round wood sign.
If you are cutting your own Round Wood sign you may have to sand it down first.
Step 2- Spraying or Painting our Round Wood sign
I took the Round sign outside and laid it down on a wood stump we have and started spraying the front of the sign. Let it sit for a few minutes and wipe off the extra with a paper towel.
Now let that dry and then spray the back of the sign letting it sit for a few minutes then wiping the extra off. I repeated those steps until I was satisfied with the look of the stain on the wood.
If you do not have a spray stain you can go ahead and grab a paint brush and paint the stain on there until you have your desired look.
*NOTE: Make sure you read the directions for whatever stain or paint you are using.
Once your stain is completely dry, we are going to grab our polycrylic and and paint a thin coat over both sides of our round wood sign. This will help with our vinyl sticking to the wood! It is recommended to let the polycrylic dry for 24 hours
Get my FREE SVG Cut file-Chillin with my Honey Bunny
Let’s get you This ADORABLE SVG file, shall we?
Once you confirm your subscription it should automatically open in a new window:)
Just a quick Note- Make sure you remember where you are saving this SVG Cut file to so you can locate it when we upload the SVG into Cricut Design Space.
Uploading Chillin w/ my Honey Bunny SVG Cut file into Cricut Design Space
Now we are going to open up cricut design space, start a blank canvas, and go to the upload icon on the left panel of design space. Click on the upload image and locate that file you just saved. See Image Below
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Now hit that Browse Icon and locate the file you just saved.
Select the image and import it into Cricut Design Space. Then hit the save icon in the bottom right hand corner.
Next let’s click on the recently uploaded SVG and go to the bottom right hand button that says insert images and click on that.
We now have the Chillin with my Honey Bunny SVG on a new blank canvas in Design Space. WOOHOO and Congrats!
Sizing the Chillin with my Honey Bunny SVG cut file
The size is going to depend on what size your round sign is. Mine is a 12″. You may be working with a different size.
The size I resized to is 11.163 (W) x 13.799 (H) That may or may not work for you depending on the size of your round wood sign.
2 ways to resize your image
First way to resize
You can select the image and drag it out with the two arrows pointing in the opposite directions (bottom right hand corner).
Second way to resize
The second way is to head on up to the top panel and put the exact size into the size icon.
Optional-Changing the Colors of the Bunnies
If you want to change the colors of the bunnies, go ahead and select the whole SVG.
Once that is selected, head over to the right hand side panel and click on the bunny you want to change the color on. Then head up to the color, which is right next to the operation icon, and select the color you want.
Get creative here! You can do so much! You can even get a patterned vinyl and cut the bunnies from that:) The possibilities are endless, which is the whole reason we love crafting!
So I made the whiskers a different color so we could play with color sync and get you use to this awesome time saving icon. Color Sync is the icon right underneath the make it icon.
Color Sync is great if you want to quickly change colors to colors you are already using. If you click on the Color Sync icon it will show you all the colors and what items are what colors.
Let us combine the whiskers with the wording so that is all black. All you have to do is click and drag the whiskers into the panel where the words are. TA-DA They are now all the same color. Easy Peasy!
We are now ready to continue on and hit the make it button (aqua green) in the top right corner.
We are now on a screen with our cutting mats. The only mat we need to adjust is the black mat.
We are just going to make this process a bit easier so lets arrange our words like the picture above shows. WE will be reverse weeding these words so we can chalk paint them!
Once our mat is arranged how we want it, Let’s go ahead and hit the continue button.
Continuing on- Machine and Material Screen
Let us select the cutting machine we will be using, which in my case is the Maker. Then I am going to select the material which is Vinyl. You maybe working with different materials which is ok. Just select the materials you are using.
If you are working with the Explore Air 2 change your dial and set it to Vinyl.
We are now ready to have our awesome cutting machine cut this beauty!
Cutting our Chillin with my Honey Bunny SVG
WOOHOO! It is NOW time to cut our Easter SVG with our Cutting machine!
So now we are ready for our cutting mats. We can use the light blue mat or the green mat, the choice is yours and it depends on which material you are using.
Want to learn more about the cricut cutting mats? Check out my article- Cricut Cutting Mats- All you need to know about cricut cutting mats.
Let’s put our white vinyl on our cutting mat, material side up-paper backing on the mat, and load it into our machine by pressing the flashing arrow button. It will load the mat.
Then we are going to hit the cricut button to start the cut of our bunny tails. Watch your awesome machine go to town:)
Once it is done cutting, lets unload our mat, and peel off the vinyl sheet.
Let us do the same for the next three mats. Repeat the steps above.
So we now have each and every single mat cut and all the pieces of vinyl in front of us, let’s start the weeding process.
Alright so first things first, If you used a large vinyl sheet, let’s go ahead and trim any of the extra vinyl off. We do NOT want to waste the vinyl. So trim off the extra vinyl now, I will wait. 😝
We are going to weed the white, pink, and blue (or whatever colors you chose) how normal weeding is done. We are going to remove the pieces we will not need.
Weeding the white vinyl-Bunny tails
So here we are going to remove the outside and leave the bunny tail hearts on the sheet. See image below
Weeding the Pink and Blue Bunnies
We are going to do the same thing here. We are going to remove the outside and leave the bunnies on the sheet. See image below
Now let’s cut the Whiskers off the black Vinyl and do the exact same thing and weed the outside leaving the whiskers on the sheet.
Reverse Weeding-Chillin with my Honey Bunny
Alright so if you are new to reverse weeding-WELCOME:) LOL Reverse weeding is literally just the opposite of what we did above
Instead of weeding the outside and leaving the words on there, we are going to do the opposite and weed out the words and leave the outline because that is going to be our stencil. WOOHOO!
So we will take our weeding tool and weed out the Chillin, with, my, Honey, Bunny words and we are left with a stencil to chalk paint with. See image below.
Alright so we now have everything weeded! WOOHOO! We are now ready to create this beautiful Round Easter Sign for our home.
Transfer Tape time
So we now have everything weeded as it should be.
First step I took was getting the stencil the way I wanted it laid out. I cut off the Honey Bunny part because it is going at the bottom and the Chillin with my is going on the top.
Step 2- I then cut pieces of transfer tape that fit over the stencil
Step 3- Next we are going to take the backing off the transfer tape and apply it to the Chillin with my stencil. Lets use our scraper to make sure there are no bubbles and it sticks to the transfer tape.
Step 4- Now our vinyl is on the transfer tape and we are going to apply it to our round sign. The positioning is completely up to you! Use your scarper to make sure every thing is stuck and there are NO bubbles. Remove the transfer tape and your stencil should be on the round sign. See image below.
Step 5- We are now going to do the same thing to the honey bunny stencil. Lets take our transfer tape and put it over the honey bunny stencil. Use your scraper to make sure it is stuck on there. Apply it to your round wood sign using the scraper to make sure it is secure on there.
WE are now ready to grab our Chalk Paint and paint away!
Painting the Stencil with Chalk Paint
So I am using Folk Art Home Decor chalk paint. The two colors I am using are Patina and Cascade. Lets grab our paint and paint brushes and again lets check our stencil to make sure it is completely flat and attached to our wood sign.
Now we are going to start painting in the stencil with our chalk paint. Lets paint the top and the bottom stencil. This may have to be repeated a few more times to get the desired outcome you want.
ALSO Make sure you are coating it evenly! I gave mine 3 different layers of chalk paint.
We are now going to let that dry. Once dry take a look and see if it’s even and if it needs another coat. If it needs another coat, go ahead and give it another painting!
So now that our sign is dry, lets go ahead and make sure you are happy with the paint, and if everything looks good, lets remove the stencil (vinyl)
How awesome is that? Look at that gorgeous paint on our sign:)
Adding the Vinyl Bunnies and Tails
WOOHOO! So we just got done with our chalk paint and painting in the stencil for our Round Sign. Now it is time to add these adorable little bunnies and also their tails.
I tend to reuse the transfer tape that we used for the stencil. I think transfer tape can be reused at least 4-5 times before it doesn’t do its job. LOL If you wanted to cut a new piece that is ok too. Just do that now.
Alright so we have our transfer tape in hand. Now let’s grab one of the bunnies and use our scraper to make sure it sticks to the transfer tape.
Figure out where you want the bunnies on your sign. Once you know where it’s going, go ahead and lay it down and use your scraper to get it to stick to the round wood sign. And we will repeat this for the other bunny.
Adding the Bunny Tails
Lets grab our transfer tape again and pick up one of the bunny tails. We are going to place it on the bunny and attach his tail to him. Now lets repeat that step for the other bunny!
You just made this AMAZING BEAUITFUL Round Easter Sign for your gorgeous home this Easter Season!
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