Thursday, March 29, 2012

spring & easter decoupage bunny decor {tutorial}

Since I started transforming my Valentine's mantel into an Easter / spring mantel, I've been looking at Easter decor items all over, but I haven't seen anything I love (at least not in my price range). After all, it's just going to be displayed for a few weeks! When I found this ceramic bunny at Target for $2.50, I thought, I can transform this little guy into the $20 bunny I saw last week. Easy.
Decoupage Bunny Tutorial

*Ceramic figurine (I used a rabbit, but this would also be darling on a spring chick!)
*Mod Podge or other decoupage medium (I used the matte finish)
*Foam brush
*Paper (I used book pages, but any lightweight patterned paper would work)

1. Tear your paper or book pages into 1" wide strips. The length can vary. Brush a thick layer of Mod Podge on a small section of your figurine.

2. Press a strip of paper over the area and smooth over any curves. Don't be afraid to bend or tear the paper during this process. Overlap strips as you go.

3. Paint another layer of Mod Podge over the top. The wetter the paper gets with glue, the better it will adhere. 

4. Smooth out wrinkles with your fingers, again making the paper conform to the curves of the figurine. (Yes, it's messy, but this method worked best for me!)

 5. Continue until finished! I ripped smaller pieces to cover up any holes.

6. Tie a ribbon around the figurine's neck and tie in a bow. I LOVE this ribbon--I think it's made by American Crafts. I've had it in my stash for a while.

I added my little Easter bunny to my spring mantel. Isn't he sweet?

This Easter mantel is still in progress. . .one more project coming soon!

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10 Responses to “spring & easter decoupage bunny decor {tutorial}”

Sheila said...

I love what you did to the bunny! Looks fantastic!

Julee Huy said...

super cute and creative!

Aimee said...

Love it! How clever :)
He's adorable!

ikaxela said...

How nice...!

Diana Escobar said...

She's so cute! I can't wait to try one out for myself.

Unknown said...

oooh he is so cute! love a lovely Easter project!

Unknown said...

Awww!! *-* it's super cute!! I'll definitely make it (or at least i'll try!!)

Fili&Lino said...

I'd love to try it later, thanks for the tutorial :)

Unknown said...

This is adorable! I featured it on my blog under cute bunny stuff! I agree the ribbon is darling!!

BluKatKraft said...

That's the cutest idea! Probably will have to wait until after Easter to find some thrift store bunnies for next year! :)

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