I made this Easter Egg Hunt sign in just a couple of hours and you can, too. Start with a wood egg shape, add paint (optional, this adds drying time) and vinyl and you’re done.
OK, it’s a small bit more effort than that. The hardest part for me is picking the fonts for my designs. If you already have favorite fonts that you use in your projects you are many steps and hours ahead of me.
This project does assume you already have a basic knowledge of how to use Design Space and a Cricut.
I started with an egg shaped sign I found at Target in Bullseye’s Playground. My store had several left but you can find an egg shaped sign or board in most craft stores. This one is 12″ x 9″ and was already white.
I could have made the project much faster by leaving the egg whit. Or I could have looked for an egg at another store that was already painted.
I, of course, decided that I wanted a bright yellow egg so I picked up some Acrylic Paint at Joanne’s for less than $1 a bottle. I like brush strokes in my projects so I used a bristled paint brush but a foam brush works very well, too. I only added one coat and let it dry completely.
When you are ready to decorate the egg you will need to measure it. Mine was 12″ x 9″ and had 1 7/8″ lines. While I could have laid the vinyl over the little ditches in the wood I chose make the design elements fit between them so I cut everything no larger than 1.5″.
As I said before, I have a hard time picking fonts for my projects. There are just too many to choose from and if I like the font sometimes there is one letter I need that I don’t think looks right and I start searching for a new font. To help you avoid this problem I saved my project file in Design Space and you can use it if you like. You may need to do some adjusting if your egg is a different size but this does give you a place to start.
I like to use weeding boxes around each of the elements to make placement and weeding easier. It’s a new habit and it’s really helped me with placement by creating straight lines around the image. It also helps with weeding, especially glitter vinyl and HTV, you always have a starting point.
In the layers panel you will see an egg that has been hidden. I sized it to match my sign. You can bring the egg back into view, just look for the eye symbol with the line through it in the layers panel and click to bring it back up. Then resize it to suit the sign you purchased. You will then need to adjust the size of the elements accordingly.
I used pink and blue vinyl I had in an old Cricut sample pack. Quick tip: If your vinyl has been curled so long it won’t lay flat put it under a 12×12 paper pack and put something heavy on it. Since our downstairs bathroom isn’t finished yet I grabbed a piece of the granite backsplash and weighed it down. It didn’t uncurl completely but it was enough that I could control it to get it on the mat.
Send the project to your mat and then weed. This is also a very simple to weeding project which helps keep it fast and easy. Follow the manufacture’s instructions for applying the vinyl to your project and you are ready for an Easter Egg Hunt.
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- Easter Egg Sign – I found mine at Target but you can find one in most craft stores.
- Acrylic Paint – I used Craft Essentials from Joann’s
- Paint Brush
- Ruler – I prefer a see through ruler. Mine is a quilter’s ruler.
- Adhesive Vinyl – For this project I used a sample pack from Cricut
- Weeding tools – also from Cricut
- Cricut Design Space Project and a user account – here
- Cricut Access – All images and fonts used are free to use with Access.
- Cricut machine – Mine is an Explore Air but any machine that uses Design Space will work for this project.
I hope I have inspired you to make your own Easter Sign. If you do make something please share it in the comments or at my Facebook Page.