March 18, 2013

Glittered Chocolate Bunny

A few Easters ago I ran across this video from Martha Stewart.  She was making glittered bunnies and cabbage baskets for Easter.  


I instantly fell in love with the glittered bunnies, and wanted to try to make some.  I didn't, however, want to pay $12 for a ceramic bunny (like the lady in the video did) to paint over and glitter.  Lucky for me, someone smarter than me left a comment on Martha's site that said she had tried this idea with a chocolate bunny.  Brilliant!  The next day, I was on a mad hunt for chocolate bunnies, but I couldn't find any that I liked.  Ahhh!!  Needless to say, Easter came and went that year, and my glittered bunnies didn't get made.


Fast forward a couple of years.  I was at Smith's a few weeks ago (not even looking for chocolate bunnies), and there in the Easter section for $1 was the perfect chocolate bunny! 


I love the simple, classic shape and style of the bunny.  I even like him as is- chocolate brown.  He could easily work just like this.  In the Martha Stewart video, she had a bunch of  brown bunnies in the background, and I love how they looked!


This is about as simple as it gets.  I used cream-colored craft paint for my base.  A pale yellow, pink, green, or blue would be really pretty as well.  I painted the bunny, let it dry, and then sprayed the painted bunny with spray adhesive.  I then sprinkled the glitter all over the bunny, and shook off the excess.  That's it.  Honestly, this could not have been any easier, and it turned out absolutely amazing!  It's one of those projects that will turn out even a bit better than you'd hoped for.



This is what I used for my glitter.  I've had it for ages, and never really used it until this winter when I needed some glitter for my winter ornaments.  I wasn't sure what to expect because it is meant for embossing with stamps, but it totally delivered!  I really like how this works.  It's fine, glittery, iridescent, and a bit transparent.  


The picture doesn't do the glitter justice.  It's gorgeous!
I made this bunny over two weeks ago, and it's still holding up.  I was a bit worried about painting chocolate, and then spraying it, and glittering it, but the chocolate seems completely unaffected.  It will easily last until Easter, and I might even try storing it carefully for next year (we'll see what state it's in then).

As you saw in the picture above, I put my bunny in a cute frame (from Micahaels) with scrapbook paper behind it.  I also love what Martha Stewart did with her bunnies.  The chocolate bunnies wouldn't hold the flower like Martha's, but they would stand up if glued to a base of some kind.  They would look adorable on an Easter table, or anywhere else.  If you make some bunnies, I'd love to hear how you used them in your Easter decor.

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21 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use a chocolate bunny! :) It looks beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much! I couldn't be happier with it. It makes me smile every time I look at it. Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your day!

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  2. Ummm... WOW! I love it, Brooke! I love the look of the classic chocolate bunny. I hear you on trying to find a chocolate bunny that was aesthetically pleasing. I tried to find one for an apothecary jar (another Martha craft, actually) and they all seemed to have strange giant eyes (with blue irises) or were too cartoonish to be stylish.

    Love what you've done. Are you going to spray it with anything to preserve it? Or do you think it will do okay until next year?

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    1. I've totally seen the stance blue iris bunnies! They kind of stare you down when you walk down the isle, don't they? I was thrilled to find this little guy! Thanks for visiting, Tara! It's always fun to see you around. Come back soon!

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  3. What a clever idea. Would never have thought to add glitter to a chocolate bunny. The bunny was perfect for this.
    I just followed you on Pinterest.
    Have a nice week,
    Bev
    @http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish I could take full credit for the idea. Someone was smarter than me, and I'm glad they were. Thanks so much for following me on Pinterest, and for taking the time to visit and comment! Stop by again soon!

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  4. Hi Brooke,

    I am visiting from Inspire Me Monday. I just adore your glittered chocolate bunny! What a neat idea. Wishing you a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Donna! The bunny is a lot of fun. Have a wonderful week yourself!

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  5. This is simply adorable!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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    1. Thanks, Jeannie! I'm really enjoying this little guy. I've decided I need to make some more. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  6. what a cute and clever idea! :)

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    1. Hi, Christina! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit, and took the time to comment. Enjoy your day!

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  7. Oh gosh! I adore glitter, and bunnies. What a super cute combo!!

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    1. I'm right with you- glitter and bunnies are like peanut butter and jelly :). Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back anytime!

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  8. You did a great job of transforming your bunny from plain to gorgeous. I must admit I would have bought an extra one to nibble on because those chocolate bunnies were my favorite Easter candy as a child. If you sprayed a protective sealer on the bunny first before anything else was applied, maybe it would preserve it. Don't know, just a thought. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. Hope you will visit again! Shannon

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  9. I will definitely be trying this! Really cute and fancy.

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  10. What a cute project! Can't wait to try it.

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  11. How clever! I'm so surprised that it held up, it's amazing and adorable!

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  12. How neat, and the idea about using a choc bunny is inspiring! Glad you finally did the project and I can just imagine how pretty it is in real life :)

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching :)

    Visiting from Overflowing With Creativity @ It's Overflowing linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    My Party Project This Week

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  13. Wow! What a neat idea! I never would have thought that it would work to paint and glitterize chocolate. It looks fantastic!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

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  14. Oh I just love it, what a creative way to use a chocolate bunny!

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