Since the beginning of time, I have been a sucker for a good makeover.
So how excited do you think I was when I spotted an ugly cardboard bunny decoration at Dollar Tree that I knew could be made adorably happy and springy with a little TLC? Goodbye weird bunny displaying an image of another bunny holding an egg almost as large as itself, as well as the lie that “[s]pring is here . . . ” (it is not here. In fact, it may never be coming to Chicago. LIES!). Hello cuteness!
- Cardboard bunny from Dollar Tree
- Small piece of cardboard for your carrot (I used part of a shipping box rescued from the recycling bin)
- 2 pieces of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper (1 for the body of the bunny; 1 for the carrot)
- Spray adhesive
- Wood shims
- Wood glue
- Acrylic paint (two colors – one for wood background; one for text), and brush
- Hot glue
- Scissors or x-acto knife
- Optional: Green felt (for carrot top); Twine or ribbon (for a bow at bunny’s neck); Cotton ball or pom pom (for bunny’s tail); Paint tips (for easy text painting)
Spray your bunny and the scrapbook paper with spray adhesive. Adhere the bunny to the paper and press down all over to ensure a good bond.
Cut around the bunny with your x-acto knife or scissors.