Bunny Family Portrait {tutorial}

Can you believe Easter is tomorrow? It seems like just yesterday it was Valentine's Day and I was thinking of Easter crafts but also thought that it was too early. And here we are now and I haven't posted any Easter crafts yet. That's because I realized that time was running out just last weekend, and I quickly finished a couple of projects since.

The one I am showing you guys today is this:

Isn't it cute?! I love it, it turned out really well. Different from what I had in my head, but it works! My original plan was to write SPRING in floral letters inside the tray that would serve as a frame, but then when I saw Allison @ Polka Dots and Paisley's Bunny Silhouette, (and pinned it)my plan changed.

I got this serving tray at Dollarama. I'd been looking for one like this for a couple of weeks, but couldn't find any. This one came out of nowhere, there was just the one on top of some other different trays, as if it was meant just for me!

I spray painted it with the leftover Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze from the Magnetic Pin Dish project.

For the bunnies, I took out some scrapbook paper that would go well for Easter- so pastels. I don't have a ton of scrapbook paper to choose from, but I did want to use what I had. I think it works out, right? The green one I used both sides, which were both green; and also the pink one was yellow on the other side.

I found a bunny template I liked from the Silhouette store and printed it in different sizes. I erased the inside of the bunny to save on ink ;) (that's why it's uneven in the center)

Before cutting into the scrapbook paper, I arranged the cut out templates to see what it would look like.

Only after that did I think it was safe to cut the scrapbook paper. Anyone else always a little scared of wasting some paper by screwing up your project, or is it just me? I traced the template on the paper and then cut it out.

At this point, I found that the bunny cutouts didn't really pop against the blue of the platter/frame.

Good thing I had bought this white contact paper for no particular reason; I just had to cut it to the right shape, which was a little tricky since it was curved, but I managed in the end.

Ahhh that's better! Sticking it was super tricky, though! Had to peel it off a few times...

The finishing touch was little pom poms for the little tails for a little whimsy.

Just glued with my glue gun.

And I used my DUCK double sided tape. I dunno if normal double sided tape is usually that sticky, but this stuff is uber sticky (it's from the window sealing kit we put up last winter). I cannot unpeel it without ripping the paper now.

To hang it, I got this pretty yellow ribbon from Dollarama.

But I thought it would be too wide to use for hanging, so I thought of something different. I cut it in 3...

... tied them all in a knot...

... and braided it.

When it came to actually hang it up, I just used some tape I had lying around. I didn't want it permanent yet so... it's held up so far.

EDIT: It didn't hold for more than a week, even with ducktape. So I hot glued the ribbon to the frame.

And there you have it- my bunny family portrait :)

Cost break down for ya, cuz I like those:
~ platter, Dollarama, 1.25$
~ Krylon Spray Paint, Michaels, 5$
~ white contact paper, Dollarama, 1$
~ scrapbook paper, 3 sheets @ 42cents a sheet, and 1 at 35, so 1.61$
~ Easter colored pompoms, Dollorama, 1$
~ yellow ribbon, 1$

Total: 10.85$ (from scratch)

But considering all but the platter can be reused for other projects as I didn't use a lot, it's really not worth 10$, more like 5$, if even.

More pics of the final project:

I so love the little pompoms :)

I got a bit of a Easter mantle, or fantle,... or bantle (bookshelf + mantle = bantle, yes?) on top of a small (you guessed it) bookshelf in the living room area, which is where it's hanging. I'm just not quite done yet...

I'll post better pics when I can get some better ones. It's really hard for me to take good pictures indoors when the sun is not out and it's late. But thought you'd like to see anyway.

The egg branches in the yellow vase I got at Dollarama for 5$ (1$ for each branch, and there's 5). The vase is also from there, I just painted it yellow like I did my turquoise vase in my bedroom and my pink vase for V-Day.

So there you have it, Happy Easter from my family to yours!

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  1. This is so adorable! Just look at those cute little tails! I wish I'd seen your bunny family portrait before Easter, I would have made one for sure! Guess I'll have to wait for next year. :)

  2. This is too darn cute! Can't wait to make one next year!

  3. This is supercute! I had the same thought like Janet, I was so sorry I didn't see this earler...

  4. This is so cute! Thanks for linking up. I'm going to pin this for next Easter. :)


  5. C'est super beau!!! Je l'adore!!!! Je vais sauvegarder cette idée pour l'année prochaine!!

    Thanks for sharing this at From Dream To Reality!

  6. Such an absolutely adorable idea!! I love it, and I'm a huge fan of dollar store trays like that. They come in so handy. Megan

  7. Ok, that is about the most precious thing I have ever seen. I absolutely adore it. Great job!

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

  8. OMGosh!! That is so cute. I found you on Clean and Scentsible and I am a new follower. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I totally love this! Sooo cute! How do you get your paint so even??

    Have a great day!


  10. That is just too cute! I love everything about it. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.

  11. It looks fantastic! Isn't it great when a project takes on a life of its own? I think the tails are an adorable addition. I also love the branches in the vase.

  12. This is to stinking cute. What a great job. I would love it if you showed it off at my new linky party @ Kampenlane.com.

    I can't wait to see what else you create.


  13. This is adorable! I am definitely tucking this idea away for next year! Thanks SO much for sharing!

    Take care,


  14. Super cute bunny art. If you ever want another place to share your talent, I would love to have you join my weekly friday linky at Bacon Time.

  15. This is SO fun and so cute! I love the bright colors. :)

  16. I think it's worth every penny of the $10.85 and I'm trying to figure out how to make it now it is so cute and fun. I guess I should wait....thanks for sharing!
    {Hugs} Barb


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