Easy Elegant Easter Bunny

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Out of all of the holidays my family celebrates every year, I almost never decorate for Easter. Not because I don’t want to, or because I don’t have time, but because there just isn’t a lot of Easter decor that appeals to me. The wash of pastel eggs, green grass and fluffy farm animals doesn’t suit my particular decorating tastes.

Easy and Elegant Easter Bunny | saynotsweetanne.com

This year I’ve vowed to use the built in bookshelf in our living room to the fullest. I promised that the bottom shelf would be a themed area, always decorated with our favorite decorations for each major holiday. It was easy for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I found myself at a roadblock when I started planning for Easter. So, I took to the internet. I found this adorable and elegant Easter glittered bunny on the Pottery Barn website.

I like those bunnies, but my built in bookshelf is a stark white. I needed something with color, and I didn’t want to pay $20 plus shipping. So, I made my own! This bunny uses our living room accent color, and it is far more durable than ceramic. I love it!

What You Need:

  • Paper Mache bunny (I got mine at Joann – but this one from Amazon could work too!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Fine Glitter in your choice of color
  • Bow, flower etc.Easy and Elegant Easter Bunny | saynotsweetanne.com

How To Make it:

  1. Prep your work surface to keep glitter from going everywhere. I wish I’d done a better job of this.
  2. Using a large brush and working in relatively small areas, brush the mod podge on the bunny and then coat liberally with glitter. Its okay if a little of the bunny shows through.
    Easy and Elegant Easter Bunny | saynotsweetanne.com
  3. Allow the first coat to dry thoroughly.
  4. Using a gentle brush, brush off any access glitter from the bunny.
  5. Repeat step 2 to give the bunny a second coat. You might want to transfer your mod podge to a small container so that you don’t get glitter in the larger jar.
  6. Let dry
  7. Use hot glue or a pin to secure your bow. This flower was originally a pin, so I poked the pin into the bunny’s body (ouch!) and it holds securely.
    Easy and Elegant Easter Bunny | saynotsweetanne.com

 

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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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