Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Go Your Own Way Easter Art


I work well with deadlines: the fact that Easter weekend is almost here was excellent motivation to complete a little craft project after school today.  These ten little woodcut bunnies were a dollar store find and I've been holding on to them since February.  Full directions are included below.


1.  Gather your materials: a picture frame, some scrapbooking paper, bunny cut-outs, glue tape, and a paper trimmer.  (Oh, and some ribbon, but that was an afterthought, so it didn't make the pre-craft photo!)


2.  Play around with colour combinations.  (I did like the purple bunnies on orange, but I wanted some kind of funky print.)

Crafting by lamplight.  It was dark by the time I got around to taking a photo!

3.  Trim a sheet of scrapbooking paper to 8x10 and place it in the frame.  (In true notMartha style,  I managed to break a nail and cut a finger while pulling apart the picture frame.  I learned that hubby's diabetic test strips make great little tools for folding back those pesky tabs on the back of picture frames without any damage to my finger!)  Use glue tape (or double-sided tape, or glue gun) to stick the bunnies right to the glass of the picture frame.  The geometric print paper made it very easy to line the bunnies up.



4.  I had to add a little non-conformist bunny in the corner...and give him a bright yellow bow to help him express his individuality.


How Much Did It Cost?

$2.00 for the frame
$1.00 for the bunnies
$0.00 for the glue tape, ribbon and scrapbooking paper from my stash
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$3.00 (A Happy Easter, indeed.)


Shared on Someday Crafts, Our Delightful Home, Somewhat Simple, These Peas Taste Funny, A Diamond In The Stuff and Not Just A Housewife.

4 comments:

  1. Very cute - and a clever idea. :)

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  2. How fun!! I love the bunny with the yellow bow, perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  3. Thank you! Thanks for hosting a link party!

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