Saturday, March 16, 2013

DIY Bunny Canvas Decor


Today I am sharing with you how to make this adorable yet simple Bunny Canvas Decor project. 
For my mantel I needed one more touch of something and decided some type of canvas piece would be fun. I decided on the fabric because I have never done it before and wanted to try it out. I also wanted to test out my fabric blade that I got for the silhouette machine.  So after a little planning here and there this project came about. I hope you enjoy it!


First I picked out two pieces of fabric to match my decor.


Cut the fabric for the background to be big enough to fold over to the back of the canvas and secure down. 


For cutting the bunny I used my Silhouette machine with the fabric blade. This blade is the same as the regular one just a different color so you will know to not use it on paper- it will dull the blade and not be able to cut fabric.


I took a clip-art image of a bunny and traced the outline on my Silhouette Studio program


Cut the bunny as instructed in the program


And Ta-da this is what you get :)
You could also print a clip-art image from your computer, cut it out, trace it onto a piece of fabric and cut the bunny out by hand.


To secure down the fabric I brushed on a very thin coat of Mod Podge onto the front of the canvas to get the fabric to really hold.


Pull the sides of the fabric to the back and staple down tightly.


Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the fabric bunny cut out


Apply bunny to the fabric covered canvas


I then took matching tulle and cut it into 2.5 inch wide strips. I only used 2 of them and the length of the tulle that came off the bolt was 60 inches so they were 2.5x60. 


Take both strips and wrap them around your 4 fingers like in the picture above. 


This is what you will have once you have wrapped the two.


Cut a little piece of scrap tulle and use it as a string to tie across the center of the folded tulle


Then take the scissors through the two ends and cut all the loops to be open. You will then take and fluff up the tulle into a ball. You will literllay pull some of the tulle in all directions until you get what you want.
Then lastly hot glue it onto the tail area of the bunny.


TA-DA All done!!!



Here is a little peak at my Easter mantel this year. 
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and have fun making some decor for the holiday as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

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52 comments:

  1. Cute! Did you fuse interfacing to the fabric?

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    1. Thank you! No I did not, I just ironed it really well and when I stapled it down I pulled it really tight.

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  2. So cute! Love that you used a glittery pink and tulle!

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  3. Just hopped over from Or so she says... super cute bunny canvas! Love this idea!! I don't have a silhouette but I might try this using a printout of a bunny... Also love your easter mantel décor. Just finished mine as well - great to add some spring colour to the house! Thanks for sharing!
    Krista www.thehappyhousie.com

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  4. I'm glad I found your blog through the blog hop. All your projects are beautiful. I'm always thinking of buying a Silhouete, seeing your projects, I am increasingly convinced that it would be interesting to buy one. Thanks for the tutorial! New follower here!, I give you the link to my blog, if you like my creations I hope you consider following me.
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you very much! I love my silhouette! I have one of the original ones and I would LOVE to have the new one that will cut a 12inch width! You for sure should get one. Thank you for stopping by will head over to follow as well :)

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  5. Your mantle looks great. I love the Easter colors, they just feel happy, don't they??

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    1. Thank you very much :) I love the bright colors!

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  6. Too sweet! Love your lovely project!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your whole mantel. It is so festive and bright, but the canvas turned out the best! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm your newest follower!

    ~Emily
    A Tossed Salad Life

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    1. Thank you very much :) Will head over for a visit!

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  8. This is so cute! I love the fluffy tail. Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie link party! - Jessica (cutesycrafts.com)

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  9. This is adorable. I love it. swing by my link party if you can. I'd love it if you could link up.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-11.html

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  10. Super Duper Cute! Thank you for sharing! I will have to make this next year for sure! I love how you incorporated the Subway art as well! Its so bright and cheery!
    Visiting from: http://www.thebunchblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much :) and thank you for stopping by for a visit.

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  11. Hi I love this craft and the seniors I work with could do this so easy but most Activity Directors don't have a silhouete not that we don't want one , but we are on a tight budget, so is there anyway we can get a copy of the pattern so we can do as well....I will share on my page. Thank you.

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/activitydirectorssharingideas

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    1. Thank you very much :) Thanks for stopping by, its great to hear your seniors would love to do it. There really isnt a pattern I used. I just did a google search for "bunny silhouette" then I opened it into my silhouette machine so I don't have it in an image copy. Just do a search and something should come up that you could just cut out and use to trace. Have fun :)

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  12. I love making glitter canvases too! This one is adorable. Love that little tulle tail. :-)

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  13. What a darling little bunny. Not only cute for Easter, but would also look adorable in a nursery. I'm visiting from Truly Lovely's Fancy This Friday. Love your blog! Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you :) I totally agree it would look adorable in a nursery.

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  14. OMG Soooooo cute!!! I love your mantle! Thanks for sharing this at Domestic Superhero's link party this week!

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  15. This little bunny lady is so stinking cute! Thanks for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured you on my facebook page!

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    1. Thank you very much! I will head over and check it out and share it :)

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  16. so cute! The tail is adorable! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations! Just wanted to let you know that this is being feature this weekend in an Easter {featuring YOU} post! Hope you will stop by and grab a featured button. I would LOVE for you to put in on this actual post or at least somewhere on your blog! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/Easter-ideas-featuring-YOU.html

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    1. Thank you very much :) I really appreciate you featuring it! Headed over!

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  17. I love your Easter Mantel!! It is so cheery. Thank you for sharing! Thank you too for stopping by our link party.

    Melissa
    redflycreations(dot)com

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  18. Super cute :) I especially love the tail!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  19. this is so sweet!!

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party ~ Serenity Saturday

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

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    1. Thank you very much! Will head over to visit.

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  20. This is absolutely adorable and PINK! Love it! Just pinned :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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    1. Thank you very much :) Of course it had to have some pink lol.. Thanks for hosting!

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  21. Absolutely love your mantle! So cute! Would love to have you show it off at our Give Me the Goods Monday link party.

    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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    1. Thank you very much!! Will head over to visit :)

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  22. Your mantel looks lovely! (I so wish I had a mantel!!)

    Thank you for sharing this at Cook, Craft, Create! at The Purple Pumpkin Blog.

    Look forward to seeing what you link up next!

    Happy Wednesday :D
    Michelle xx

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  23. Featuring you today over on my blog. :)

    Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday.

    Have a happy Easter.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/03/25-easter-ideas-recipes-decor-more-link.html

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    1. Thank you very much again for the feature :)

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  24. Super cute, Nichole! I love the colors you chose!

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  25. Your bunny is adorable and your mantel looks beautiful! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Happy Easter!!
    hugs
    Kathy

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~Nichole~

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