4 Ways to Decorate a Mache Bunny
Bunnies are a classic springtime character, so why not decorate your home for a fresh spring feel? We’ve taken a plain mache bunny and given you four different ways to decorate it, from simple and chic to patterned and floral-mad!
Tutorials by Krissi McGilton, Charlotte Bullock and Lauren Hoyal.
Gold Mache Bunny
1. Start by spray painting your mache bunny gold. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area, lay newspaper down and leave to dry. Repeat until you achieve desired coverage.
2. Using a sharpie, draw on your bunny’s features – eyes, noses, whiskers, ears and toes.
3. Thread the bell onto the ribbon and tie in a bow around the bunny’s neck. Make sure the bell is hanging at the front and the bow is tied to the side.
4. To finish, cut the ribbon to even lengths.
1. To start off this make, get your pliers at the ready as you will need to do a bit of trimming! You will need to trim half of each stem off of every flower, this will help you when you come to gluing them onto the mache bunny.
Top Tip!…Plug in your glue gun so it will be ready to use when all your flowers have been trimmed.
2. If your unsure of where to start sticking the flowers… Don’t worry, be hoppy!
The best places to begin are the mache bunny’s ears, chest, tail and toes. This will help to define these areas!
3. Keep defining these areas by using different shades of colours and building up the body.
4. On the back of the mache bunny, you could stick on rows of the same coloured flowers or stick them on randomly.
Top Tip!…You don’t have to cover the whole body of the mache bunny. You could paint the body before sticking on flowers and leave some areas of the bunny exposed…
White Decoupage Bunny
1. Begin by painting your mache bunny white with the acrylic paint, and leave to dry. You may need to do a few coats.
2. Using scissors, cut around a piece of the floral pattern from your decoupage papers that you want to use as a motif on your bunny. Think about the size and where you will use it.
3. Use decopatch glue to cover the area you want to stick the paper to, then place your paper on top and add a thin layer of glue.
4. To finish, you can varnish using the decopatch glue in either a glossy or matte finish.
Newspaper Decoupage Bunny
1. Start by painting your mache bunny with white acrylic paint. This will make your paper stand out better.
2. While waiting for your paint to dry, cut your Decomache paper into 3cm sized squares.
3. Generously spread glue in sections onto the mache, placing the paper onto and overlapping it slightly so you don’t see any white paint.
4. Continue until the entire surface is covered with paper.
5. Use the glue as a varnish and cover the paper – this gives a glossy and smooth finish.
6. To complete, use the ribbon and tie a bow round the bunny’s neck. Cut the ends of the ribbon to the same length.