I’ve been putting out lots of my Easter decorations. And so I came across this little guy that has made an re-appearance in our kitchen. I created it last year, but I never shared it on the blog!! Fortunately I took lots of progress pictures at the time so I’m able to share it with you all. Creating a few Easter touches in your home is easier than you think! And it’s no secret that I like creating things on a budget by re-using things where possible. So an old book we no longer used was my friend for this budget little Easter project. I think you’ll love it, especially if a more neutral decor is your thing!!
Check out how to make this happy little Easter Bunny with some materials you’re likely to have in your craft stash.
Here’s what you’ll need for your Easter Bunny
- Polystyrene Easter Bunny. I got mine from The Range last year but they do a similar one this year. You can find it here. Alternatively Ebay do this large bunny here
- Modge podge (or Decopatch glue which I used on this occasion as I still had some left)
- Paper of your choice – I used an old book that we were going to recycle but of course you can use colourful paper like these gorgeous designs here
- A flat paint brush – like the largest in this set or foam brush
- Something colourful to finish off your masterpiece. I chose some raffia and a bright orange carrot, but you can jazz it up with a little ribbon, or whatever you like
- Your fingers 🙂
Put some Mod Podge or Decopatch glue in a container and load your brush fairly generously. Don’t be shy! – you need quite a bit for the paper to stick! Brush the glue onto the bunny. You will want to work in sections so choose one area and work on that first.
Take a strip of paper and place it into the glued area. Smooth over any curves to mould into the desired shape. Don’t worry about having some of the polystyrene bits still showing – you will cover these up with smaller bits of paper as you go.
Add another layer of the blue on top of the paper. Again, be generous with the glue – the wetter the paper gets, the more it will stick (within reason of course – you don’t want to drown the poor thing!)
Smooth over any wrinkles. I prefer to get in there and do it with my hands rather than the brush. It just allows you to smooth it over and feel the curves, but it will get messy so have some water or a damp cloth to hand 🙂
Continue the process until you have fully covered the Easter bunny. Any small gaps are covered by smaller bits of paper until the whole area has been filled. Leave to dry and cover with another layer of Mod Podge to seal.
add some interest to your bunny
And after adding some finishing touches, here he is 🙂 – Isn’t he cute?
I had to replace the little carrot as the original one from last year had disappeared. And I added a little raffia bow while I was at it! Just hot glue straight onto the bunny and you’re done. The little carrots you’ll be able to find in some of your favourite craft shops – I’m sure The Works, Home Bargains or The Range will do these or similar.
The Mason Jar in the background is actually a cup measurements set. It’s a LIFE SAVER when I’m baking as it takes all the hassle out of following recipes from the US! It’s one of my favourite items in our kitchen. I can’t see the white one anymore, but Amazon do this gorgeous blue one here.
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