This year I am starting my spring decor DIY crafting early. Spring decor is full of pastel colors, flowers, and greenery, which are my favorites. Therefore, getting out my spring and Easter decorations, I get so giddy.
Every year, I like to make new spring decor for my home, so I am adding a few new signs this year. I made these spring signs in the past, but I wanted to change things a little this year.
🌸 I have included more amazing ideas at the end of this post, so be sure to check those out too.
This spring, I am using supplies that are readily available combined with supplies I have on hand. It has been challenging with the limited supplies, but I am persevering. I have terracotta clay pots and 4×4 scrap wood to use for my “new” spring crafts.
DIY Painted Pots
In a spring decor DIY tour a few years ago, I displayed pots I made like these and these spring decorating ideas. However, I did not give any directions on making them since I received many questions about the process, so I share the tutorial.
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**For your convenience I have gathered all my must-have crafting supplies HERE.
- 4 x 4 wood scraps
- Clay pots (these are the ones I used)
- Print Pattern
- Transfer paper (this is the one I used)
- Permanent Marker (this is the one I used)
- Find SVG files HERE
- Chalk paint
- Vinyl (black) (white)
- Transfer tape
- How-to video
Gather your supplies, and let’s get started.
The first thing I do is to rinse my pots by holding them under running water. This will remove any dust; however, I use a scrub brush and water to clean for used pots then allow them to dry.
I found it was easiest to paint the inside of my flower pot first. Once the paint dried, I decided if it needed a second coat of paint.
Note: I used chalk paint, but you can use any paint.
Since I was so excited to get this adorable spring flower pot finished, I use a heat gun (this is the one I used) to speed up the drying time.
Once the paint on the inside was dry, I placed my hand inside the pot and held it upside down to paint.
Since I wanted a super white finish, I painted the flower pot outside two times, allowing it to dry between coats.
Adding the Design
Next, I weeded the unwanted vinyl from around my design.
Using the design as a guide, I cut a transfer tape piece (I use this piece of transfer tape over and over).
Using the transfer tape to stick the vinyl onto the painted flower pot.
DIY Wood Block Sign
Using the same designs for some adorable scrap wood signs with a Rae Dunn-inspired font.
These signs do not require any special cutting machine (like a Cricut or Cameo). You will need to print out the designs using the form below. These are fun and easy to make, so they are perfect for spring crafts for kids.
You can find more Rae Dunn-inspired wood block sign designs in this earlier post.
I cut out the design along the solid lines to make transferring the design easier.
Do a double check on the size of the printed design to the size of your block. If the design fits on your wood, then you are ready. I have this one already painted.
To transfer the design.
Farmhouse Style Signs with Vinyl Decal
Once I have the vinyl decal placement, I use my scraping tool and rub it on.
Now’s time to decorate for our Spring tour.
Don’t miss the rest of the inspiration at the bottom of this post!
More Spring Crafting Inspiration
🌸I have gathered some favorite bloggers (yours and mine!) to bring you lots of Springtime Inspiration. With all these amazing ideas, you are bound to walk away with tons of ideas!
Next on tour is my friend, Olivia from Olivia O’Hern. I love the way she decorated her flower pots. I would be in heaven with a set of these (hint, hint)! Be sure to check it out along with all the other amazing bloggers below.
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Please join me (HERE) as we craft up some fun. You can look forward to receiving new inspiration every week.
As well as special online crafting events, seasonal and holiday crafting too.
See you soon,