Do you want an easy and cute idea using slate?
I’m sharing how to make a silhouette bunny using a one of a kind vintage slate shingle.
I love sharing ideas with you. Especially ideas that are inexpensive. I don’t know about you but I definitely do not have a large budget for seasonal decor. Actually I don’t have any budget but I do love to decorate for holidays and the seasons.
Easter is one holiday that ranks right up there with Christmas for the amount of decor I have. I’ve collected or made things over the years and I have some items that were my moms.
I’ve had a thing for bunnies forever so many of them are sporting rabbits.
Well I guess you can add this to the list.
Shockingly I found these vintage slate shingles at a reuse warehouse in the city. They were $1 each. These are great for signs, cheese plates, and trivets.
SLATE SIGN TUTORIAL
One way to know they are real vintage shingles is that they will have two holes in the top third of the slate.
Not always the best spot but at least you know where your twine or rope has to be.
Using only an image from the computer, I printed out a bunny silhouette (can I tell you how many times I tried to spell that before I had to look it up?!) and used a glue stick to attach to the shingle.
Next I added a few pieces of painters tape on one, and an adhesive strip on the other to create lines.
The entire shingle was painted with Fluff Chalk Paint by Dixie Belle. So I covered the bunny and tape.
SAVED FROM SALVAGE TIP:
When dry I removed the paper bunny from the shingle.
After removing the bunny, I removed the painters tape or adhesive strip.
For a more vintage or worn look, I sanded over the entire shingle.
I wanted to add words so I thought the easiest way was to use my stamps I bought when I personalized my napkins last week. You can see that here.
The wooden stamps worked perfectly, I created a different saying for each sign.
You know I love playing with clay so I made some more carrots and cabbage ( I know they look like green flowers) out of polymer clay to add to the signs. I had already made some carrots and birds nests for my spring gifts post.
The last thing was to decide where I was going to attach the carrots and cabbage. I decided to make one look like the carrots and cabbage were laying in the garden grass.
SUPPLIES FOR SLATE SHINGLE SIGN
Polymer Clay Gloss
This was such an easy project. Fortunately I had all the supplies on hand. What I liked best was I had the black background on the shingle so I didn’t need to paint the bunny for the silhouette look I wanted and no Cricut or stencils were needed.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY idea for Easter. Be sure to check out the posts below from some blogging friends. Everyone is sharing all about bunnies today.
More Amazing Easter Egg Inspiration
Click the links below the images to go straight to their posts. ENJOY!
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