Decoupaged Easter Rabbit

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decoupaged easter rabbit

Welcome to the DIY Challenge! This month’s theme is Decoupage. Decoupage is the art or craft of decorating objects with paper cut-outs. Usually, attaching the paper with glue.  When our hostess Terrie from Decorate And More With Tip gave us our challenge I knew immediately that I want to do a decoupaged Easter Rabbit. Terrie always comes up with the best challenges for us!

DIY Challenge March 22

If you are coming here from Shae’s at Sweet Southern Grace, welcome! I am so glad that you are here.

Now this is a little long, so grab something to drink, find a cozy spot and settle in!

Supplies

Wood

Jig Saw

Sander

Acrylic paint

Paint brush

Scrapbook paper

Mod Podge

Iron

The first thing I did was make my pattern.

I simply used a small dish to form the head, then drew in the ears until I was happy with the shape.

Making the wooden Bunny

Once I cut out the pattern, I traced it onto a 1″ thick piece of scrap wood I had in the garage.

cutting out a rabbit out of wood

Then I cut it out using my jig saw.

sanding a rabbit cutout

Once that was done, I gave it a good sand.

Now, if you aren’t handy with power tools, don’t be discouraged, there are plenty of places to buy wooden cutouts!

Using white paint, paint the back and the sides of the wooden bunny.

painting Mod Podge onto a wooden cutout

Decoupage The Bunny

If you have ever done a Mod Podge project?

Everything is rocking right along and then you notice that the paper has bubbles and wrinkles in it?

Up until recently I thought that was just part of it.

However, I’m here to tell you that it is not!

Here’s how.

Paint a nice even coat of Mod Podge onto the wooden bunny.

Let it dry.

Yes, let it dry!

tracing around the wooden rabbit

Once it’s dry, trace the shape of the bunny onto a piece of scrapbook paper.

cutting out a paper rabbit

Cut out the bunny you just traced.

Place the bunny cut out onto the wooden bunny.

Be sure to line it up with all edges.

ironing on paper to a wooden rabbit

Now here’s where the magic happens.

Place parchment paper or in my case a thermal protection sheet on top of the paper.

Iron.

Yep, iron the wooden piece!

Tip: Don’t move the iron back and forth, rather place it on an area for several seconds, lift and move to the next section. Be sure to get the edges!

The heat melts the Mod Podge and adheres the paper to the wood.

AND… no bubbles or wrinkles!

Painting a bunny faceFinish The Bunny

Once the paper is cool to the touch, paint on the bunny’s face.

When the paint on the face has dried, give the entire piece, front , back and sides an even coat of Mod Podge.

finished decoupaged rabbits

Your bunny is finished!

decoupaged easter rabbit

While this definitely isn’t the typical way to decoupage, it’s definitely easy to do!

Best part?

No bubbles or wrinkles!

A decoupaged Easter rabbit couldn’t be easier.

Now please join me in visiting Emily from Lecultivateur to see what her decoupaged product is.

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Until next time….

Tammy

decoupaged Easter Rabbit

Be Sure To Pin It For Later!

 

 

Tammy from Patina and Paint

16 Comments

  1. Tammy, your bunnies are so adorable. You always have the cutest and inspiring crafts to share with us. I love how they look on your hutch. Perfect Easter touch and easy project to do. I love using power tools!

    1. Thanks Terrie! I love using power tools too! My next tool to add in to my skill set is the scroll saw…. ha! Always learning something new.

  2. Wow, these are so cute. Also, that is the greatest tip ever. I didn’t know you were supposed to let it dry. I will definitely try that. Love your mini iron, by the way.

  3. Your decoupage bunnies look so sweet and adorable, Tammy! I love the colors and patterns you used! Perfect to welcome Spring and Easter! I can add ironing to my list of how to smooth out wrinkles when using Mod Podge! There are so many ways – thanks for sharing!

    1. There are so many ways to use Mod Podge, aren’t there! I never thought about how versatile it’s uses were until this hop. It’s amazing!

  4. Super cute! Great tip too. I learned the hard way to let it dry before applying the top coat. The iron method never occurred to me. Love your bunnies and their cute faces. Going to give this a go.

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