Spring is in the air, at least it is today here in Oklahoma and Dollar Tree has started stocking the shelves with the cutest spring decor!! I picked up a cute little bunny and carrot sign that I know I can make perfect for my decor using cardboard !! Let’s get started on this Dollar Tree spring bunny make-over!!
Prepping the pieces..
First off I need to separate the pieces by removing the jute on the back. I’ll go ahead and take the bow off the rabbit and carrot too.
Prepping the surface…
Now we’ll bring in the cardboard that I always have on hand!! I plan to cover the rabbit and the carrot with cardboard so I’l trace both onto a piece and then cut out.
To prep the cardboard and add all that wonderful character I’m going to peel the top piece of cardboard away to get something that looks like this.
Next I need to hot glue the cardboard cut-out to the face of the bunny and carrot. Then I’ll add some paint to all this wonderful texture!! I’ve chosen Waverly Ivory and I’m just lightly brushing it on.
I’ll add some Waverly Celery and Waverly Pumpkin paint to the carrot, just lightly brushing each one on. To finish it off I’ll hot glue some whispy greenery to the top and tie and torn strips of ivory material into a knot.
To finish the bunny I’ll add some of the same whispy greenery and a flower to the neck. I’ll also add a cute tail to its bottom using half of a small styrofoam ball wrapped in a strip of the torn ivory material. The flower is from Hobby Lobby and with a little of the Waverly Ivory paint I can lighten the color.
Finishing the last piece…
There’s one last piece to finish on this Dollar Tree spring bunny make-over. I’m going to combine this one with some Dollar Tree dot stickers and wood letters from Pop Shelf.
Now I’m outlining this piece with the sticker dots and then gluing SPRING onto the face using the wood letters. I’m leaving a space at the end to tie a piece of the torn ivory material.
Once all is glued I’m painting everything with the same Waverly Ivory paint. I’m also taking my strip of material and stamping the word “happy” onto it.
Finally I’ll hot glue some wooden skewer sticks to the back so they can easily be inserted to some greenery for display. I just can’t wait to get these pieces displayed!!
I just love how these turned out and even better, I was able to recycle some cardboard!! I’m so glad I could share this one with you and I’d love to know what you think!!
More spring DIYs…
Easy Dollar Tree Transitional Sign
Simple Spring Bunny Wreath DIY
Easy Dollar Tree Wood Slice Flower