With Easter right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start making some cute decorations for the house. I couldn’t resist making a bunny. They are so lovable and cute. Plus, a little know fact is that I actually had nine rabbits growing up. Yes, nine! So, needless to say bunnies hold a special place in my heart and I absolutely LOVE any decoration that includes one. Well, here’s a great tutorial on how to make your own bunny DIY string art.
Bunny DIY String Art Supplies:
- American Decor Chalk Paint in Innocence Pink & Everlasting White
- Darice Unfinished Wooden Plaque
- Paint Brush (I used a flat brush)
- Bunny Template < click to download
- Happy Easter Template < click to download
- Darice Round Foam Brush
- Scissors & X-acto Knife
- Darice Long Nose Pliers
- Small Finishing Nails & Hammer
- Darice Baker’s Twine or Embroidery Floss
Step 2. Take the small foam stamp and place the polka dots about an inch apart. I eyeballed these. However, you could measure them out with a ruler and make a light mark with your pencil. You can also place the polka dots on the plaque after the bunny and Happy Easter text are on it.
Step 5. Print out the text and cut it out with an X-acto knife or use a Cricut or Silhouette machine to create the lettering. Transfer it onto the plaque and paint the letters white.
Step 6. Using a needle nose pliers, hold the nail and carefully hammer them into the outline of the bunny. Begin by locating a nail at each corner. Then go back and fill in between them. Try and space them as evenly as possible. Using the pliers to hold the nails in place really does help make them easier to space evenly, plus it helps keep them straight and you won’t hammer your fingers.
Step 8. Finish the sting art by going around the silhouette of the bunny. If you wrap in one direction around a nail, go in the opposite direction for the following nail as you are going around the bunny outline. Finish by tying a knot on the the last nail.
Here’s a close up of the bunny! You can see how I outlined the nails as the very last step. This really helped make the bunny DIY string art stand out.
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Melanie Artz is a Mom, an artist, an Art Educator and lover of all things creative. She has been sharing her passion for art and the creative process with her students for the past 17 years. When not teaching, she continues to share her love for creating online at ArtzyCreations.com.