OK, I’m gonna jump right in here and show you what I did to this poor Easter Bunny to start off this project ..
I cut him in half with a kitchen knife .. Poor little fella! Right? .. BUT .. bear with me .. you wait until you see the results! I think you’ll be surprised ..
How to make your diamond dust bunny
Let me talk you through the whole project. Here’s what I used:
- Polystyrene bunny from The Range
- Mod Podge
- Diamond Dust
- Easter Egg template from Hobbycraft
- Cardstock – I used a design pad from The Range – check out their collection here and here
- White acrylic paint
- Hot glue
Because I made this one on a FB Live, there’s limited pics BUT I took a few screen shots (the quality is not the best but it’s to give you an idea of the process!) And you can catch the whole video right here if you want to watch it on the replay!
I started off with this basic Egg template from Hobbycraft.
And I used most of these (list is itimised above) ..
Because I knew I wanted to use different strips of card which were likely to have the grooves still showing through, I opted to paint the grooves with some white acrylic paint first.
I then cut the various strips of cardstock in the right shape before using Mod Podge to attach them straight onto the shape creating a multi color layered effect. It’s a great way of using up some old cardstock!
Once the whole egg was covered I took one of my bunny halves and added a tiny bit of pink acrylic paint to his ear. Just to add a bit more color to him. And to match the pink paper.
Bring on the sparkle!
Next, cover your bunny in Mod Podge and sprinkle on the diamond dust.
Leave to dry and hot glue your bunny onto your colorful Egg template. Now you should have something like this ..
I didn’t add anything else when I was on the Live, but came back to the project off the Live and decided that the bunny was looking a bit too bare for my liking. So, I opted for some neutral material and made a tiny bow from some raffia material and hot glued it to the bunny.
As well as a sparkly gem for his eye.
Here’s a close up of the layered paper effect.
And finally I added the bright pink bow to the top too. I know the colour is BOLD, but I think it finished it off nicely with all the other colours!
What do you reckon? Would you have guessed by the end result that this was a cheap polystyrene bunny?!
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