Monday, April 1, 2013

Nursery Project #1 ~ Beatrix Potter Decoupage Bunny

Hello, dear friends. 

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter holiday with family and friends. I know that I did.

My first craft project for the nursery has been completed and I'm super excited to share it with you!

Many of you already know that the nursery theme is Peter Rabbit/Beatrix Potter and all things bunnies.

Decoupage Bunny ~

I started out with this ceramic bunny that I found at Tuesday Morning for 7$. 

I've actually been looking for an unfinished bunny since last Easter when my cousin gave me this whole idea.

I used matte Modge Podge, a foam brush, a tray, and some damp cloths for this project. Also, my four free library books for the book pages ( a gift from my Dad).

I ripped up several book pages then soaked them in Modge Podge just before I would form them to the bunny, one piece at a time. Overlaying piece by piece to cover up any uncovered spots still showing through.

This was a really messy project as you can see!

Here's the bunny almost completed. Forming the paper to the ears, tail, and face were the hardest parts.

After I covered the whole bunny with the book pages I then brushed on a layer of the Matte Modge Podge over the entire thing and let it dry for about thirty minutes.

The off white bow and the eyes are the final touch! I had the ribbon on hand (from the dollar store) and the eyes were a last minute purchase (a little over a dollar for the package of beads).

I just love how the bunny turned out! I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive about how I would like it once completed. 

I think the splashes of spring colors from the book pages will really stand out in Olivia's neutral colored nursery.

Front view

I am so excited that my husband is going to start painting the nursery tomorrow! I will soon be able to start putting these items in the room!

Please feel free to ask any questions if there's anything that I was unclear about in this little tutorial.

Have a wonderful day!

 Linking with ~

Do Small Things With Love ~ An Oldie but a Goodie link party
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Ivy & Elephants ~ What's it Wednesday
Saving4six ~ Think Tank Thursday
The Fine Craft Guild ~ Time for a Party
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The Shabby Nest ~ Frugal Friday
My Repurposed Life ~ Catch as Catch Can
My Romantic Home ~ Show & Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interiors ~ Party Junk
Love of Family & Home ~ Inspire me Please Weekend Blog Hop
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Laurie @ Simply Creating Home said...

What a darling bunny! I've always loved Beatrix Potter - perfect paper for a nursery! Congratulations to you!

Cutesy Crafts said...

I am SO loving this bunny!!! Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie party!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your bunny turned out so cute, I will have to give that a the little bunny...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute, Jamie! A great way to bring some of the Peter Rabbit theme into the room. How exciting that now you will be able to start decorating the nursery! Make sure you show us some pictures. : )

Whitney said...

Little bunny turned out great, Jamie. I am so excited that the nursery is getting underway. If you need help, you know where to find me. :) I am so anxious to meet my niece. I think I just might start referring to her as my baby. :) Love you!

Unknown said...

Oh what a sweet bunny Jamie! If you haven't already I would love for you to share it at the Pretty Things link party!

xo, Tanya

Rose : Fine Craft Guild said...

That puts a smile on my face. Adorable. Thank you for linking it up with us.

MaytagNMom said...

Very sweet bunny :) Love the whole idea of using sweet children's books for the project too.

Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

Visiting from Frugal Friday@ The Shabby Nest linky party
Suz @MaytagNMom
NW Illinois

Unknown said...

The bunny is so cute, what a great idea indeed!
I have been doing some Beatrix Potter book pages for a swap recently, the books and illustrations are just so darling.
Thanks for sharing with us.

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

What an adorable idea!! She looks so cute with her bunny illustrations. :) Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments on my blog. Laurel's is a great place to visit. :)

Laurel Stephens said...

Hi Jamie, I finally have time tonight to catch up on my favorite blogs. Your little bunny is so adorable! It's perfect for the nursery, and I bet it will make you smile every time you see it. I so love your theme. I can't wait to see what color of paint you chose for the walls. It's so fun following all of your plans. Have a wonderful week!

Cutesy Crafts said...

Featured your bunny at our link party today! - Jessica

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

Beautiful I really like this idea-love dee x