Easter is just around the corner! Can you believe it?! I love every holiday and decorating for them is so much fun! As I was out and about the other day, I saw these amazing German glitter Easter bunny decorations at Pottery Barn! I don’t know about you, but I pretty much am in love with everything Pottery Barn! 🙂
As I examined these glorious little glittered creatures, I decided two very important things:
1. These are amazing: I MUST have them in my life and
2. I can make these for way less than that price tag! Each bunny runs $16.50 USD!
If you would like to see my original inspiration you can go here.
I am excited to say that I successfully was able to recreate an adorable version of this glitter bunny along with glittering anything else I could get my hands on at the time! It really is an addiction. I love my glitter and sparkle! Oh yeah, and my bunny costs a fraction of the Pottery Barn one!
Since this bunny turned out so adorable and was super easy to boot, I whipped up a cute little tutorial to share! So bring on the bunnies! 🙂
Believe it or not, you probably have most of the materials to whip up this Pottery Barn inspired glitter bunny at home already! All you need is
-foam brush (not pictured)
There is nothing better than a short and sweet material list! 🙂
DIY Glitter Easter Bunny
The most important step in making this glitter Easter bunny is finding a bunny with good bones! I hip-pity hopped over to my local dollar store and found this little gem! He is about 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide. A perfect size for where I planned to display him! A few other great places besides the dollar store to get a bunny would be a thrift store or craft supply store.
I recommend using a bunny made of a hard material for this project. I think plastic, cement, clay, glass etc. would all work well. My bunny happens to be cement. Mine wasn’t the best to look at initially, but that is OK. We just need good bones … aka a bunny shape that you like.
Once you have found a bunny you can work with, you need to prepare him. Make sure he is clean. If there are any imperfections that need addressed, now is the time to get creative and figures out a way to fix it. My bunny did have one minor flaw; he had some flowers on one side of him. The dark colored flowers were actually carved into the figure and the colored flowers had dimension. Not to worry, I had a plan to fix that right on up.
I grabbed some regular Elmer’s school glue and filled in the carved flowers with the glue. That part was easy.
Next, I used the glue to cover the whole area where the raised flowers were located. I filled in all the little spaces. Then on the edges of the flowers I used my finger to help spread the glue to a thinner layer and blend in with the bunny’s body.
This took a few layers of glue and drying. Insider tip: use a blow dryer to speed up drying time in between coats! Here is what he looks like all covered in glue.
OK! It’s time for the fun part. Let’s get our glitter on! I used a foam brush to spread a thin layer of mod podge on one side of the bunny.
Next, I sprinkled glitter over the mod podge and shook off the excess. I always use a piece of paper to collect any excess glitter as I work. I prefold the paper in half and then open it back up before I start working. This way, I can easily dump the extra glitter back into the container without making a ginormous mess!
When applying glitter to the bunny it is important to work in small areas. If the mod podge starts to dry at all it will result in the glitter not sticking as well.
An important note about glitter! If trying to recreate the Pottery Barn style Easter bunny decor, it is important to use super or ultra fine glitter. Use of a coarser glitter will result in an overall different look for the bunny. If you are not sure, I suggest finding something small to test glitter first and make sure the type of glitter being used will result in the desired look.
Once I finished one side of the bunny I let him dry completely, which was about 20 minutes. Originally, I tried to hold him where I had just glittered to cover the other side, but that resulted in my wiping off all the glitter I had just applied and making a hot mess of my bunny.
After the bunny had his first layer of glitter I repeated the glittering steps the same as before to do a second coat of glitter! The more glitter the better is my motto!
Then, to finish off the bunny and seal in all the glitter so it doesn’t shed everywhere ( I live with an anti glitter person, who may or may not have almost had a full on heart attack while I was glittering up our kitchen making this project 🙂 ) I covered the entire bunny in a final layer of mod podge, using mod podge with a gloss finish. I figured that would just add to the sparkle, ya know! Honestly, I didn’t even realize that there were different types of mod podge finishes available. I learn something new everyday!
I absolutely love how my lil bunny turned out and can’t wait to display him for Easter dinner! It is hard to believe that I was able to make him for only a dollar! Yep, one dollar! I had all the other supplies at home already. Even if you did have to buy all the supplies, it is still a super inexpensive project. And its one of those projects I love… a big impact for not having to work too, too hard! 🙂
So find yourself a bunny and let me see how you glitter him up! I’d love to see a photo! Happy glittering! 🙂
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