I created this Easter bunny frame last week for our upcoming Easter photo shoot and since it was such as easy project, you all might enjoy a how-to. (For another really cute take on the same idea, see this version by Uncommon Designs over at I Heart Naptime. I guess great minds think alike and shop at Michaels!)
- Laser cut frame from Michael’s
- White primer/paint
- Chocolate bunny cut out from Silhouette
- Wrapping paper
- Scrapbooking paper
- Aleene’s Thick Tacky Glue
- Poster board
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
1. Prime and paint your frame white. I was doing my table makeover, so I just used those supplies. But, Krylon makes a white spray paint and primer in one, so that might be easier.
2. When the frame is dry, lay it on your poster board and trace the oval. (I actually used an old shipping envelope.)
3. Cut the oval out of the poster board about a half inch beyond your outline. This will give you a rim to glue to the back of your frame. Put the poster board behind the frame to make sure nothing shows through the scroll work.
4. Place the oval on your wrapping paper and trace the oval. This will be the background of the frame. Cut out the wrapping paper.
5. Use the foam brush to paint a light coat of Mod Podge on the poster board. Don’t make this too thick or the wrapping paper will dry bumpy. Work quickly because the Mod Podge will dry quickly.
6. Line up the wrapping paper as best you can over the oval. Once the paper touches the Mod Podge, it’s not going to want to reposition. Press the wrapping paper down and smooth out any bumps. (No photo; I was working quickly!)
7. Use the Aleene’s to draw a thin bead of glue around the outer edge of the wrapping paper side of the oval. Carefully position the frame over the oval and press down.
8. Place some heavy books over the frame to keep it from curling.
9. Cut out your bunny using a Silhouette machine. If you’re talented, you could freehand a bunny.
10. Lightly coat the back of the bunny with Mod Podge. Apply the bunny to the center of the oval. Add Mod Podge to the back of his bow tie and add it to the bunny.
And here’s your finished bunny frame!