Some of the most fun craft projects involve using old favorites in new ways. Today, we will show you how our own Kim L. turned a few versatile craft basics–paper mache, pom poms, felt and paint–into an adorable Easter bunny decoration. The key here is stacking the round paper mache boxes on top of each other, instead of nesting the smaller ones inside.
First, paint your paper mache boxes white. You will need to do approximately 2-3 coats for good coverage.
Once dry, apply the muslin colored acrylic paint to all of your boxes by dabbing with a sponge or sponge brush. You do not want to cover the entire box, just dab. This will add depth, as some of the white will show through.
For the final coat, Kim dabbed on some fresh Spring Green to add color–but you can use whatever color(s) you want your bunny to be. Do not paint the smallest box with the green paint. You want the face of your bunny to be white.
Once your paint is dry, assemble your boxes like a tower, using hot glue in between each layer to keep it secure. Glue two white 1 inch pom poms on the top of the second lid to create mouth. Glue a ½ inch pink pom pom directly above the two white pom poms to create the nose.
Cut 6-2 inch pieces of white wire to use as whiskers, adhering them next to the nose. Add the wiggly eyes directly above the nose making sure you stay under the lid of the top box.
You will use a 2 – 2.5 inch white pom pom for the tail. Glue it on the back of the bottom box.
To create the ears, cut a 4 inch elongated heart shape out of felt. You can use stiffened felt or regular felt. Apply pink acrylic paint using a dry brush to the center of each side of the heart to finish the ears. Glue the ears to back of the top lid.
Kim used resin carrot noses (with some green hydrangea blooms from her desktop arrangement repurposed as carrot greens) and glued them to the top of the bottom box as a finishing touch:
You can embellish your bunny any way you would like by adding flowers, ribbons, a basket, a hat, egg cutouts, or anything else that matches your decor. The possibilities are endless!Google+