Hello friends! Boy, do I have a simple, yet beautiful spring decor tutorial to share with you today! This DIY framed bunny and Easter egg can be customized to fit your spring decor, and they will cost you about $3 each. Amazing, right?! Let’s get started.
Julie from Sum of Their Stories. Every month we bring you a craft with a sustainable twist, like cleaning out our craft stash so as not to purchase any new supplies, reducing waste, or recycling. Our theme this month is spring. Stick around after the post to see what all of the other lovely ladies are sharing this month!
If you missed last month’s challenge, you can see my
spring chunky wreath tutorial here.
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DIY Framed Bunny Supplies:
beveled edge wood bunny and/or egg
scissors and/or a paper slicer
hot glue gun and glue
2 different spring patterned pieces of cardstock
white chalk paint
Before I could begin, I needed to fix one of my frames.
I have been saving a broken 5×7 frame for a while. Since I was making my DIY framed bunny for our Sustainable Craft Challenge, I thought what better time to use it? What would’ve gone into the trash, was saved by today’s challenge!
The Dollar Tree frames have a tendency to come apart at the corners. I added Beacon Quick Grip to the broken corner, then held it together while it dried.
Paint the frames & the wood bunny.
For this project I used white chalk paint. It works better than acrylic paint on the shiny frame surface.
Cut cardstock to fit the frame and the wood bunny.
To make my framed bunny and Easter egg even more sustainable, I used scrap pieces of cardstock that I had leftover from other projects. I save all of my scraps if I feel like they’re big enough for anything lol!
Place the frame’s glass on the back of your spring patterned cardstock and trace it. Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut it.
Attach the spring cardstock to the bunny.
Brush a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the wood bunny then place the bunny on it.
Finally, assemble your DIY framed bunny.
Add Quick Grip to the inside edge of the 5×7 frame and place the cardstock in it.
Here’s a quick video tutorial for those that prefer to watch step by step.
That’s it! Your DIY framed bunny and Easter egg is ready to display!
I absolutely love the way these turned out. They match my family bunny butt sign and my spring decor blocks. You can customize your sign to fit your home, and if you change up your decor next year, you can change these with ease!
Remember this is a blog hop, so keep reading to see what the other ladies are sharing!
Spring Sustainable Craft Challenge
Julie – Sum of their Stories |
Tulip Collage Greeting Cards
Christine – Christine’s Crafts |
How to Easily and Quickly Fold a Cute 3D Origami Tulip
Gail – Purple Hues and Me |
Everlasting Spring Blossoms DIY
Mel – Decor Craft Design |
DIY Spring 3D Gift Can
Marianne – Songbird |
Natural Spring Decor: Perfect for Easter! Don’t go yet! There’s more to see!
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