Saturday, March 30, 2013


Nothing like a last minute Easter project, right?  But this is more about a sign repair really.
I picked up this little block sign a couple of years ago at Marshall's when I was visiting my friend Judy in Arizona.  However, it didn't look like this......
It was on the clearance shelf and it was broken, sad, $2.00 and it looked more like this....
 It was obviously missing something on the top.  The sales clerk said she thought it was an egg at one time, but it had broken off where it was glued down inside.  You can see it here...
I had a plan, that did not include Easter for this sign, but I never got around to it.  This year, when I pulled it out of my box of Easter decor, I had an even better idea for it, that did involve Easter.  First things first....I drilled out the little peg that had broken off in the top, as well as drilled 4 little holes in the front corners.
I found a wooden egg at Hobby Lobby.  I spray painted it with just some primer.
 I drilled the little hole in the bottom out so that a mini dowel rod would fit into it.
To add just a touch of pretty to the front of my sign, I hot glued some buttons on to the ends of some little pegs that I made out of another mini dowel rod.  
I thought they were a little too plain, so I stuck a little pink gem in the center.  Much better. 
Almost done now....I trimmed some washi tape and applied it to the egg.  Then twisted the long dowel rod onto the base and pushed it into the new hole in the top of the sign.  I stuck the little buttons into the four holes in the corners and this little Easter sign was up on my shelf, with a cute little cast iron bunny sitting on top, just in time for the holiday.....barely.   But, there's another reason for this last minute project.  Oh yes!  Come back next week and you'll see this cute sign with an entirely different look, one I like even better than this....
    Happy Easter everyone!      


  1. You truly are The Cleverest of The Clever! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. This is so pretty, Danni! The buttons are lovely :-)

  3. I put 4 bunnies on the mantel because my daughter insisted. I'm an Easter decorating failure.


  4. I think it's time you changed your blog name to
    "A Better Idea". :)

  5. I agree with Tina Lou, you are the queen of better ideas!

  6. You're handy and this is cute. :)

    Happy Easter to you too!

  7. Are you really going to pull that cute sign apart after Easter? This I have to see!

  8. Ok - broken craft restorer - you're amazing!
    I would never have thought of doing that - NEVER - do you hear me? NEVER!
    You are most definitely - the Queen of Crafts - without a doubt - it looks adorable :)

  9. Look at you and your power tools using skills :). How lovely that you were able to save this sign. I adore everything about it. I can't believe you have already given it another new look? Really? You make me smile.

  10. Sweet, Danni! I keep saying you need to write a book on "remaking" craft items or "1000 uses for THIS!" I'm being funny, but seriously, you are so creative!

  11. The perfect little finishing touch for Easter! Happy Easter, Danni and have a wonderful day!

  12. I love "a better idea" :) Great craft as always! Happy Easter!

  13. So glad we were able to see the sweet side of this poor sign. Great idea using the dowels with the button detail. I shudder to think what it is you are planning for this sign. April showers? May flowers? I will stop guessing and wait!

  14. I like the sign way better the way you made it! Great idea to put the egg!

  15. Danni I love this sign, I'm kinda of sad that you're already changing it.