This adorable hungry bunny was so easy to make. All of the items that I used I found in the clearance isle or on sale! I have found that shopping these isles not only opens up ideas but gives you the means to create such affordable items for your home.
Don’t always look at items for what they were intended to be. Such as this picture that I found on the clearance shelf at Big Lots. This picture, although cute, was not what I wanted to use it for. I knew it had great bones and I loved the depth of it. It worked out perfectly for our little bunny to find a comfy place to sit and eat. 🙂
This sweet wood bunny from the Target Dollar Spot was the perfect size for our Big Lots picture. The first step was to get it stained using Waverly Wax Antique. This can be applied either using a brush or a paper towel. Once it sets a couple of minutes wipe off any excess wax. I love this wax because I make several items from wood and its a great alternative to using Minwax. This Waverly wax does not have an oder like regular stain so its perfect to use for smaller projects and it dries super fast!
Once your stain is dry on the bunny the next step is to paint it. I chose white Apple Barrel paint. I also love this paint because it dries super fast. Once the paint is dried, I took a sanding block and distressed the bunny around the edges and over the entire piece. This allowed our stain to show through and give it that farmhouse vibe. Always remember to go with the grain on any wood surfaces to not scratch the wood. Sanding will also give you a clean smooth look.
Next step is paper and Mod Podge. It truly is the perfect match. I use quite a bit of these two together for my projects which makes them unique. There are hundreds of styles of paper at Hobby Lobby and Michaels so have fun picking your favorites out! I chose a simple pattern for my background so that my bunny would be the center of attention. Spread Mod Podge over the entire surface of the back of the paper and then position it in the frame. Once completed and dried, spread hot glue on the back of your bunny and place him in the frame.
This moss from Hobby Lobby is one of my favorites. It comes out in bigger chunks so it doesn’t make quite the mess. This also makes it easier to work with. Put hot glue where you want to put your moss. If your looking for that perfect Ryobi glue gun, you can go to my must haves tab and find the exact one that I use! It’s my favorite craft tool!
For this piece, I wanted this little bunny to have a comfy place to eat his carrot, so I spread the moss over the entire length of the bottom of the frame. Make sure you leave enough room so you can hot glue your carrot in.
The final steps are so much fun. Now it is time to place the garland. Hobby Lobby Spring Collection is where I found this. It was the perfect color pallet for the carrot and paper. Apply hot glue around the edge of your frame and place the garland directly into the hot glue. Only place around the three sides due to the moss being on the bottom. Place hot glue on one side of the carrot and place on your frame. I placed this carrot so that it looks like the bunny is enjoying and savoring the moment.
Last but not least… Take a piece of ribbon (this one came from the clearance section at Wal-mart) and tie a bow like you would your shoes. Cut your ends and hot glue. That’s it! How adorable did this come out? So easy, so affordable and if your like me and love to decorate, it helps when you save some money in those clearance isles! Be inspired and give it a try! This project cost was around $ 10 to make!!
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