4.20.2011

DIY! A Trio of Silly Bunnies

 As I have mentioned in previous posts, I hardly ever decorate for holidays...but I have had a few ideas that I had to try out...and quick - like I-better-move-my-tail-quick!! Awhile back I purchased some of those paper mache eggs at the craft store...just to paint...but then I thought I needed to try something different...and so came about the Trio of Silly Bunnies.
Supplies (all bunnies)
  • Paper mache Eggs (craft store)...I suppose you could use plastic eggs and cover them in paper mache too. 1 per bunny
  • Plate Joining Biscuits (from Rockler or the local hardware store) - 4 per bunny
  • Foam brush, Rockler
  • Craft knife or other utility knife

Supplies (chalkboard bunny)
  • DecoArt Chalkboard paint
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk
  • Hot Glue/Hot Glue Gun or Gorilla Glue
  • Optional: White Paint Pen

Supplies (book page bunny)
  • DecoArt Decoupage, matte finish
  • Book pages, torn
  • Buttons/lace, rhinestone/whatever trim you want

DIY - Chalkboard Bunny
  • Paint egg and 4 biscuits in chalkboard paint - all over/both sides and let dry
  • Paint a second coat.
  • Let cure????
  • Once dry, rub chalk all over egg and biscuits
  • NOTE: You can leave your bunny plain and draw different faces on him - I did this for awhile and finally just drew a permanent face with white paint pen
  • *see DIY ALL BUNNIES Below for finishing

DIY - Book Page Bunny
  • Apply a thin layer of decoupage on a small area of the bunny, let dry slightly.
  • Apply pieces of torn book pages, overlapping the edges on that area - and applying decoupage on top of the freshly laid book pages; then continue onto other areas, until the bunny is covered.
  • Make sure the entire bunny is covered in book pages and a layer of decoupage and let dry.
  • *See DIY ALL BUNNIES Below for finishing

DIY ALL BUNNIES
  • Cut 2 slits in the top of the egg for the ears - I simply cut a slit...I did not make anything more than a slit...then pushed the end of each ear into the slit. I did not glue the ears in the stayed fine...you can glue the ears if you wish.


  • Position two biscuits on the work surface so that the ends on one side are touching. About 1/2"in from the back point apply glue; place egg on the biscuit feet; let dry.

  • Add embellishment:
    • For the chalkboard bunny, I simply drew in ears and a simple face. I eventually made a permanent face with a white paint pen.
    • For the book page bunny, I used small lace flowers for the ears and eyes and a button nose; and for the other, just two buttons for eyes...and of course don't forget the tail!
Note: glitter would be awesome on these little guys either for the ears, eyes, etc., or mixed into the decoupage! You can decorate these little guys anyway you want...I just stayed simple.

So...are you ready for Easter or
do you need to get your tail movin' too?

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30 comments :

  1. So cute! Love the little tail on the black one

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  2. Love, love, LOVE those adorable bunnies! I'm going to make some as soon as I get home! Come visit me: pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com. Thanx for all the inspirational ideas! ~Leena~

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  3. The little black bunny is outstanding..I love the way his features are drawn on..i guess you could put new expressions and designs on him throughout Easter!

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  4. ok, those are seriously adorable! I guess since Easter is only a few days away, I should start getting stuff for my kid's baskets;-) They were asking this morning if we were having a hunt!!!

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  5. They are adorable!

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  6. Love the little tails!!

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  7. They are so cute! What a great idea!

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  8. Holly these are just adorable! Thanks for sharing. I've been looking for ideas on how to make those plastic eggs look nice.

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  9. These are too cute! I love how they are all different! and to answer your question, YES, I do need to get my tail moving.
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  10. These are ADORABLE! I'm sharing on FB--love them!! ;)

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  11. Very cute! I love the idea of the chalkboard one with the little chalk tail!

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  12. Those are so cute! I never decorate for the holidays but those just might inspire me to start!

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  13. Decorate??? (What's that? LOL)
    I will actually be traveling on Easter... so... no need to decorate... right? :)

    These are SUPER CUTE!!

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  14. Hop, hop, hop. These guys are cute, cute, cute. Especially love the little chalk board guy!

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  15. These bunnies need to hop right into my garden! So dang cute!

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  16. I love your bunnies!! I think I'm going to make some .. out of chocolate and marzipan :)

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  17. Oh I love these! I'm not a big holiday decorator myself, but those are great. I especially love the book page bunny!

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  18. I love these Holly! These are the cutest bunnies I've seen all spring!

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  19. Check out your counter - 2000 followers :)
    Congrats

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  20. Love your bunnies! so darlin'...I did some eggs this year, fun!
    Lezlee

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  21. These bunnies are awesome! Love that chandelier you made too. Happy Easter. ~Diane

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  22. So cute! I'll have to remember these for next year. I wasn't as clever as you, I covered my in pastel glitter and hung them on our Easter tree.

    Jo

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  23. These are all so stinkin cute Holly!!! I think I love the chalkboard bunny the best though - his little drawn on tail really cracks me up! :)

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  24. Silly & adorable Holly! Saw the little guys at Somewhat Simple =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  25. Holly - you are so creative! So cute, so cute!!

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  26. Lovin those adorable little bunnies. You could stash them around almost anywhere. Cute!

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  27. Holly, your really do make magic with those little wooden biscuits!

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  28. I love these, Holly! These are going in next year's Easter Decor pile for sure.

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  29. I love it Holly!!! They are so freaking cute!!!

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  30. Love those bunnies, so cute and original. I might try this craft idea with my young son, even though Easter has gone now.

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