I've been searching high and low for an Easter bunny that didn't look too childish or cartoonish to sit next to my apothecary jar of easter eggs. But I haven't been able to find anything anywhere! I found one at Joann's that I thought would be okay but when I turned it around, it had creepy eyes. So of course I didn't buy it because..... well it creeped me out! Well I love a good makeover as much as the next person and when I saw these little cuties the other day I knew they had potential. I got them from one of my favorite thrift shops in the Tower District--- Bargain Boutique. And guess what else??? Are you ready for this??? They were only $1 each!
So like I said, cute right? I don't want cute bunnies, I want a vintage looking bunny. So I got out another good friend of mine... spray paint!! I decided to use primer on the eyes and cheeks because EB's (easter bunny) makeup was toooooo bright and I had just bought a can of spray primer and wanted to see how well it works. Here is a picture of just taking the makeup off and it looks better already:
By the way I bought my spray paint and primer from OSH and it cost $2.39 for the smaller can and the large is $2.99. So after the primer dried, I sprayed 2 coats of antique white and let it sit overnight. This morning I mixed some Espresso craft paint into water; just enough to darken your water but not thicken it. I took a paper towel and dabbed the mixture all over. Let it sit a minute and then wiped away the excess. He looked a little plain, so I added ribbon that matches my other Easter decorations. I love it! So easy and just what I was looking for.
Some of the BIG projects I am working on!
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