01 April 2015

Bunny Crafts

Happy hump day! I thought I'd share a bonus craft today, something anyone can do for Easter.

Remember this bunting I made two weeks ago? It was an afternoon of crafting where I taught some adorable kids how to design their own t-shirt.

With some bunny stencils, fabric paint and pompoms, we transformed plain t-shirts from blah to TADA!:

Aren't they cute? This craft technique is so versatile, it can be used on any surface.

The bunny patterns are all from the internet. I printed them on card stock and cut inside the design with a sharp pair of scissors. 

I thought plain table napkins would be something fun to jazz up especially for Easter entertaining. 

If you ever venture into the clearance section of home stores, they'll sell napkins for $1 to $2 a piece. The colors and prints are usually one-offs and don't match. But adding a design surrounding a certain theme (ex. Easter, summer, fall) will provide cohesion.

Here are some other materials we'll need: fabric paint, a foam paint brush, masking tape or painter's tape, and pompoms.

After washing, drying and ironing the napkin, determine on which part you'd like to add the design. Then, put a piece of cardboard underneath the fabric so the paint doesn't seep through the other layers. Tape the edges of the stencil onto the napkin with masking or painter's tape so that the stencil stays in place as paint is applied.

Using the foam paintbrush, add the paint inside the stencil with a pouncing motion.

Use several coats of paint (at least three) and set aside for a few minutes.

Gently peel off the stencil and allow this to fully dry overnight.

Once dry, attach a pompom for the bunny tail by sewing or with fabric glue.

This adds a handmade and festive element to your dining table. TADA!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

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