Hi there! Just a quick post to show the fun Easter project I recently made. This amazing SVG file is called Waiting For Easter. I purchased it from the Creatieve Papier Uitspattingen website. It includes the bunny with top hat as well as the log bench. All of the SVG pieces were cut out with my Cricut Maker.
I decided to dress Mr. Cottontail in some lovely pastel colors for Spring. I didn't think to take a lot of pictures while creating, but I'll give you what details I can.
The roses on his hat and lapel are from the Tiny Tattered Floral die by Tim Holtz. I also used this die set to create the flowers for the bouquet on the bench.
I used some pastel paper scraps to cut out the flowers, rolled them up and glued them to the top half of a 1-inch Styrofoam ball. Then I created a small paper cone and tucked some Tim Holtz collage paper around the edge to look like the pretty papers that often accompany a fresh flower bouquet. I simply hot glued the flower ball into the cone to complete the bouquet. I like to think that Mr. Cottontail is waiting for Ms. Bunny to arrive so he can present her with these lovely flowers on their way to Easter Brunch!
I wanted to give the log bench a realistic appearance, so I cut the outer panel pieces from Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock paper. I embossed the panels with the Tim Holtz Lumber 3D embossing folder to get the realistic log texture and then I colored the panels with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage.
After the stain dried, I used a blending tool to lightly ink over the top grain with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Obviously I have a slight obsession with all things Tim Holtz! I applied the panels to the assembled bench after slightly curving the pieces so they would glue down nicely.
I used another Tim Holtz embossing folder called Tree Rings to emboss the end pieces of the logs and again lightly inked over them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used the exact same methods for the larger log and assembled my bench with some hot glue.
I'm really so thrilled with how the bench turned out!
For the final detail, I added a white pom pom tail to the back of Mr. Cottontail with some hot glue. It seemed like the perfect finishing touch.
With Easter being so late this year, I find myself happy to have completed this project early so that I can enjoy looking at it for a while. I really hopped right on it this year! Pun intended.
Here's one last look at the whole project:
Thanks for stopping by!