Mackenzie-Childs-style Easter Decor with Woodpeckers Crafts

Cheers to Spring and all of the beautiful colors and floral inspiration that comes with it! Today I have a really sweet Spring DIY featuring Woodpeckers Crafts amazing wooden products that is inspired by the signature checkerboard pattern from Mackenzie-Childs-style. Pairing Woodpeckers Crafts charming Easter cutouts with sweet pastel Spring colors and Mackenzie-Childs-style checkerboard pattern make for a fun and whimsical Spring vignette

To make your own Easter vignette, you will need:

  • Woodpeckers Crafts Wood Easter Bunny Cutout Large. Use code “countrypeony” for 5% off your purchase at Woodpeckers Crafts.
  • Woodpeckers Crafts Wood Easter Egg Cutout Large. Use code “countrypeony” for 5% off your purchase at Woodpeckers Crafts.
  • Woodpeckers Crafts Wood Easter Egg Cutout Small. Use code “countrypeony” for 5% off your purchase at Woodpeckers Crafts.
  • Woodpeckers Crafts Wooden Cutout Stand. Use code “countrypeony” for 5% off your purchase at Woodpeckers Crafts
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Paintbrush
  • White Craft Paint
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Pretty Patterned Napkin
  • (Not Pictured) Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
  • (Not Pictured) Ribbon
  • (Not Pictured) Scissors
  • (Not Pictured) Ruler
  • (Not Pictured) Pencil

Paint the Wooden Cutouts

Paint 2 coats of white craft paint onto the wooden cutouts with a foam brush.

*Not only is the white paint helpful for the checkerboard pattern, but it will make the napkin stand out more on the cutout.

Set it aside to dry.

Create the Grid for the Checkerboard Pattern

Determine the placement of the checkerboard pattern inspired by the Mackenzie-Childs-style. I placed the checkerboard pattern on the top third portion of the egg, and on the ears and feet of the bunny. However, it is up to you!

Once you determine placement, use a ruler and a pencil to create a grid for the checkerboard pattern. Each square was 1 centimeter.

Paint the Checkerboard Pattern

Use a paint pen to color in the boxes for the checkerboard pattern. I used a black paint pen, but you can use navy or silver, or any color!

I also want to note that for the original checkerboard inspiration, it has a very hand painted effect. So, do not worry about the perfection of this step.

Decoupage a Napkin onto the Cutout

Remove the top layer from a pretty patterned napkin. Then, lay the wooden cutout on top of the napkin, and trace the cutout around the napkin. Cut out the napkin so that it will fit onto the wooden cutout.

Decoupage the napkin onto the cutout. Apply one coat of decoupage to the cutout with a foam brush. Then, place the napkin onto the cutout, and decoupage the napkin onto the cutout by applying the decoupage directly onto it. Smooth out the decoupage with a foam brush to remove any bubbles.

Set it aside to dry.

Add Gold Trim to the Edge of the Cutout

Once dry, embellish the edges of the cutout with gold trim.

Finish the Project with a Bow

Hot glue ribbon to marry the decoupage end and the checkerboard end together. Then, add a bow in the same color to finish off the whimsical and feminine Easter decoration.

Enjoy the Whimsical Easter Decor

Place the wooden cutouts in the cutout stands. Then, set out for all to enjoy this Spring!

As with all of Woodpeckers Crafts products, the creative possibilities are endless! I hope you enjoy crafting with Woodpeckers Crafts this Easter! I can not wait to see what you make!

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