HERE COMES PETER COTTON TAIL
HOPPIN' DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL
HIPPITY HOPPIN' EASTER'S ON ITS WAY!
We thought we would get an early start with our Easter decorations, so we searched the web for decorative rabbits. We came across some really cute decoupage bunnies. Well, low and behold, as we were walking into Home Goods a couple of days later, there were the very bunnies we had seen on the web.....and of course, we had to buy them.
The rabbits we purchased were about 16" tall and probably had a resin base. The paper on the rabbits was okay, but we wanted something a bit different.
The first thing we did, was spray our bunnies with white primer. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area, and your working surface is covered with paper or plastic. Our favorite is Rust-oleum American Accents 2X Ultra Coverage. The primer is a must, if you are using tissue paper or napkins. After choosing your paper, cut or tear into 1" to 2" pieces. If you are using napkins, make sure you separate the plies. Using Mod Podge (by Platte), and a sponge or bristle brush, apply the decoupage medium to your rabbit's surface. If you are using napkins or tissue paper, you will need to add a small amount of water to the decoupage medium. It's fairly thick and will tear your paper. Work in small areas. Apply the paper over the Mod Podge. Continue until your rabbit is fully covered. When your rabbit is completely dry, add an additional one to two coats of Mod Podge. We used a matte finish, which is our personal preference. It also comes in a satin and gloss finish. We chose to give our rabbits a light coat of matte spray when we were finished.
Add a bow, some grass, and eggs, and you are ready for Easter!
List of Supplies for the Decoupage Bunny:
2. Spray Primer (Rust-oleum American Accents 2X Ultra Cover)
3. Decoupage Medium (Mod Podge Matte by Platte)
4. Tissue Paper, Napkins, Wrapping Paper, etc...
5. Sponge or Bristle Brush
6. Spray Sealer (Our preference Krylon Matte Finish)