I have to say my favorite decor is often whatever I can make for free using found items around the home (or hubby’s garage). I think it is absolutely thrilling to create something pretty and festive from “nothing.” Lately I have a bit of an obsession with wood- leftover pieces from shelves, or 2×4’s cut for fences, etc… Every Time my husband tosses them out I rescue them from the trash. It doesn’t even matter what shape or size because when you are making custom decor for the house you can do whatever you want with whatever you find.
Today I made a sweet rustic spring sign to sit on the mantle and welcome spring. I didn’t even have to break out the hot glue gun today- I wanted to avoid burning my fingertips, that happens a lot. So, anyway… I foraged around for a few items, and in 20 minutes I had this cute sign- if you wanted to you could hang twine or ribbon from the top and hang it on the wall as well.
What you’ll need:
- 1” board- any size, mine is 12”x15”
- modge podge
- paint brush
- white pom pom
- old, unused book
- Large and small mason jar ring
Here is how you do it.
Trace a large and a small circle from a book page- if you don’t have mason jar rings on hand just use 2 different sized cups to trace.
Cut circles out, also cut 2 shapes for ears. It doesn’t have to be an old book, this is a newer mystery I picked up at a yard sale but it still gives the illusion of an aged book.
Lay out your bunny on the board to get an idea for placement.
Paint modge podge on board where bunny is going, press circle into modge podge, paint a layer over the top, just overlapping paper to seal edges.
Add a generous dab of glue to bunny bottom, press on pompom.
Wrap twine around both ends securing on the back with knots (or if you are feeling lucky you can secure with hot glue). This has the benefit of adding another rustic texture to your sign and also protecting your mantle from scratches.
Allow bunny to dry completely, place sign on mantle or shelf.