I am that person who loves to go all out decorating for every single holiday! Unfortunately though buying so many decorations can be hard on your budget. Now that it is time to decorate for Easter I wanted to create my own artwork for my mantel. With just a little money and a couple of hours of work, I love the way it came together!
First I needed some inspiration for my bunny. I knew I didn’t want a traditional one so I googled bunnies online. I saw one similar to this and free hand sketched it onto my canvas. If drawing isn’t your friend you can also print out a bunny and trace it onto your canvas.
*Sidenote-Get the Michael’s app and buy your canvases when they have a coupon for them! I was able to purchase this one for under $10 which greatly lowered the total cost of my project!
Next, I got my turquoise paint and brushes ready.
When doing these projects I love to work on disposable plates because it makes the clean up so much faster. I painted the area around the bunny turquoise and then painted the bunny white.
After the paint was dry I prepped my doilies by cutting them in half. These I found at Dollar Tree during Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t started hitting up Dollar Tree for crafting supplies you should! There are some great finds!
I found these assorted gems at Dollar Tree as well. For a touch of whimsy, these work perfectly!
Mod Podge was my glue of choice for this project as I did not want to hot glue every single gem on. Hot glue hates me and it is likely I would have lost a finger…or five!
I prefer the foam brushes when using Mod Podge. I find it goes on better than a traditional paint brush.
After laying down the doilies and gems in the pattern I desired it was time to glue everything down. The Mod Podge I used had a gloss finish. To create a different look for the bunny I didn’t place the glue on top of it so that it would have a matte finish. I applied the glue over the remainder of the piece, though, with the exception of the bunny so that everything else would be glossy.
And the finished result! I am so excited to hang it and decorate the rest of my mantle with bunnies!
What is your favorite way to create one of a kind pieces for your home?