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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