Decoupage a Wood Bunny for Easter
I’m a sucker for bunnies. Every Easter I have to restrain myself from picking up every new rabbit decoration I see in dollar stores.
I did, however, pick up a wood shape to try and decoupage. It’s not as difficult as it sounds.
I saw these cute Easter decorations in Dollarama a few weeks ago. I must say, I’m glad I grabbed one when I did because they didn’t last long. This was the inspiration for my decoupage project.
- wood Easter shape (Dollarama)
- flower patterned napkin (on hand)
- Mod Podge (dollar store)
- sandpaper and/or emery board (on hand)
The same day, I came across these plain wood shapes and wondered if I could do something similar to the one I’d bought using the decoupage technique. I started by painting it white.
Pick a Pattern
I already had these napkins on hand. Even though they’re only printed around the edges, there was enough pattern for my purposes.
Separate the Napkin
When using a napkin to decoupage, you need to separate it from the backing so you’re only using the top layer.
Attach to Wood Shape
Tear around the patterns you want and place them where you want them. Mod Podge them in place. Copying my inspiration pieces, the idea is to leave some of the white showing. You have to be careful when brushing on the Mod Podge or you risk tearing the napkin as I did here.
Trim the Napkin Edges
When the Mod Podge is dry, you can trim the edges using sandpaper. I like to use an emery board on small pieces like this, so that the crevices are easily reached.
When all the edges are smoothed, give the whole piece a coating of Mod Podge.
Finished Easter Decoration
While it’s not perfect, I’m quite happy with the way my bunny turned out. You can see a bit of my inspiration piece in the corner. The colours match well, don’t you think?
The finished decoration would be perfect for a tiered tray. While the piece has some thickness to it, gluing a tumbling tower block to the back, will help to ensure its stability.
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