I'd like to introduce you to Petunia. She's a very special friend of Peter Cottontails.
Would you love to have her in your home too?
If you said yes, then you're in luck. Below is the step by step tutorial to making your very own for CHEAP!! I'm sure all of you have the necessary supplies just sitting around your house.
Let's get started...
Do you use the sponge paint brushes sometimes? If so, they fall apart. Don't throw them away. Rip off the sponge and save the stick and plastic piece. Here I've used the stick as the body of these bunnies. I'll find a good use for the plastic pieces another day. Also, again, each of my handmade ornaments will be using these CHEAP (no pun intended) Dollar Store plastic eggs.
Attach them together with hot glue.
The toilet paper rolls are not part of the body. They work great for holding things while they dry.
Have old material scraps laying around your house? An old shirt you won't wear again? Cut out a square big enough to cover the egg and glue the ends around the stick. This is supposed to look country/vintage shabby chic, so imperfections are perfect. It shouldn't look nice and neat (at least not for these.) *NOTE* The second picture with the Q-tip is my way of showing you where you want to draw the face. Where the Q-tip is, is where you'll glue the whiskers (Snip some bristles off of a broom) (UNDER) a fold of material. That way the glue is hidden and looks like they are sticking right out of the face.
SO..draw the face between two folds. :)
Time for the ears!
Picture on the left shows how I glued the ears to the head. Picture on the right...all attached :)
The ball of twine is not the body I'm using. I just had the sticks stuck in there to hold it upright to work on. However, after looking at...that would be a cute body. Maybe attach a little puff of cotton on the back for a tail?? Just a thought...
Now it's time to age the bunnies with Tea Dye Distress ink purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and a spritz of water.
Time to draw Peter and Petunia's faces.
Did I come up with this all on my own? Heavens no!! I found the coolest link here (Guaranteed you'll LOVE this blog!) that gives a step by step tutorial. So, ALL face painting credit goes there!
Time to paint with Tim's Distress Inks, also purchased at The FJ Boutique.
Finished and ready for the tree!
I'll be sure to take pictures when they are all situated in their new home!
Thank you so much for stopping in and I hope today finds you happy and creative.
P.s...For those of you who left me wonderful messages last time..I got fantastic sleep last night and I am feeling so much more human today...yeah!
Challenges Petunia and Peter would like to enter are:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #207 - Animals (ends 3/18)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with Homemade Bow (ends 3/31)
Eclectic Ellapu - Vintage (ends 3/15)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog #194 - Animals (ends 3/15)