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This project was completed in partnership with Oriental Trading. The project idea, instructions, and ideas are my own.
As part of the Oriental Trading Hip Hop Squad, I was challenged to make an Easter decor project using supplies found on their website. I found so many fun blank items that would be perfect for DIY projects. But, when I stumbled on these Unfinished Wood Bunny Signs, I knew they would be the perfect base for an Easter screen printing project.
One of the hardest things about getting started screen printing is the fear that you will mess up and ruin an expensive blank. This Easter bunny project is a great way to learn how to screen print with vinyl without the fear of messing up a shirt. Practice your screen printing on a piece of fabric and make a DIY door hanger with the best prints!
If you are hooked on screen printing already, this is an easy project to make in bulk to sell at craft fairs or gather up your girlfriends and host a craft night. With screen printing, you can use one vinyl cut as a stencil to screen print the design over and over. Make one sign or make dozens – with just one piece of vinyl!
Supplies Needed for this Tutorial
- Unfinished Wood Bunny
- Pom Pom Maker
- Mod Podge
- White Yarn
- Ribbon for Bow
- Fabric (I found mine at JoAnns)
- Glue Gun
Screen Printing Supplies
- Speedball 10×14 Screen Printing Frame
- Speedball Squeegee
- Speedball Fabric Ink, Florescent Magenta
- Oracal 651 Vinyl – any color
- Painter’s Tape
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Easy Press 2 or Heat Press
Easter Door Hanger Made with Screen Printing
Step-by-Step Process to Make a DIY Bunny Door Hanger
If you are new to screen printing with vinyl, my step-by-step guide to screen printing is a great place to get started.
- Design your welcome wording and cut it on Oracal 651 Vinyl (don't forget to mirror the design when you cut).
- Attach the vinyl to the back of your Speedball 10×14 Screen Printing Frame using Transfer Tape.
- Cover the exposed areas around your vinyl with Painter’s Tape.
- Squeegee Speedball Fabric Ink over the screen.
- Repeat the process until you have as many prints as you need. Be sure to space them out enough so you have room to cut out the bunny outline.
- Allow the print(s) to dry and heat set the ink.
- Flip over the fabric and trace the outline of your Unfinished Wood Bunny.
- Cut out the bunny shape in your fabric.
- Mod Podge the fabric to your Unfinished Wood Bunny.
- Add ribbon and a pom pom tail using your Hot Glue Gun.
- Drill 2 holes in the sign and add Jute to hang your sign.
- Enjoy your DIY bunny door hanger!
How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom Using Oriental Tradings Pom Pom Maker
- Hold the 2 pieces of your open Pom Pom Maker together.
- Wrap White Yarn around both sides of the pom pom maker.
- Cut around the middle of the Pom Pom Maker.
- Tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the Pom Pom Maker.
- Open the pom pom maker.
- Trim away and long pieces of yarn.