Monday, March 16, 2015

Bunny Canvas: Easy DIY Easter Project

How is it Monday already?  I don't know about you but the weekends sure seem to fly by.  I was so thankful for the sunshine yesterday, that it inspired me to try a little DIY Easter canvas.  It is by no means perfect, but the final product sure makes me smile!  And the good news, you can do it too!

I was inspired by this post I saw on Tom Kat Studio

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I loved the simple white bunny silhouette.  While mine does not look exactly like this, this was the inspiration.  I looked around my craft area to find supplies that I already had which made the project even better!

I started with a square canvas, some grey acrylic paint, and some brushes.  I searched online for a bunny template and found this one.


Now this is where it gets really technical friends...I used some scotch tape and taped the template onto the canvas.  I am sure there is a much better way to do that, but I wasn't sure what that was and the scotch tape was handy so I went with it! :)

My color choice was grey,  but honestly any color would work.  I did two coats of color around the bunny. One just didn't seem like enough coverage.  I used a paint brush first but found that it was leaving bristles in the paint, so I switched to the foam brush.



Here is the final product!  You can see there are some areas around the template that didn't turn out great.  I tried touching them up but quickly realized that I was making more of a mess than helping, so I decided to keep the imperfections. :)


I decided I wanted to add a little color to the canvas and found some ribbon and ric rac in my craft cabinet.  These were some I found in the Target dollar spot last year about this time so I was exited to use them! 


I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to add so I tried a few different things!  I just cut the ribbon and ric rac to go around the canvas and then taped them in the back.  Again, very high tech here!  You might also use washi tape, fabric or scrapbook paper to add some color to the canvas. The top and bottom design won me over so that is what I went with.



Here is the final product on my mantle and I am really pleased with how it turned out!  It was a simple way to add some springy goodness to my house!  Now I just need to finish getting out the rest of the Easter decorations!  How do you decorate for spring?




Have a great Monday friends!

3 comments:

  1. I love it!! You did an awesome job!!

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    1. Thanks Lynn! I was pretty pleased with it! It was a fun Sunday project! :)

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