Make a charming swirls bunny. If you love swirls and polka dots, this decor is for you. Mom cut out this cute charming little bunny from some leftover wood we had. He can be a door hanger or a stand up centerpiece. Please keep reading about how this Charming Swirls Bunny Door Hanger gave Lexi and I a run for our money.
Our First Attempt
We tried to use one of the Chalk Couture transfers but it was the large buffalo print and we had trouble with it. Not all projects turn out the first time. KEEP TRYING! EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES!
I had to wash off my buffalo print even after Lexi helped me set it down straight. YES, chalk paste does wash off until you seal it. We could not get it straight and it kept sticking to itself. So we went with PLAN B.
We Decided on a Swirl Stencil to Make the Adorable Bunny
Long story short, I washed off the Chalk Couture and stenciled swirls on this bunny. This stencil was purchased at Michael’s. I love swirls and polka dots.
How I Paint on Stencils
When I work with stencils I love to blend my colors. I always use a sponge dauber. Dip into your paints and then blot off before applying it to your project. Dot it on lightly. Do not press down on the stencil or your paint will probably bleed through. I used to use brushes to stencil with. But no more. Sponge daubers work much better for me.
Sponge Daubers or Stencil Brushes
Some people prefer the flat stencil brushes to stencil with. Try them both and YOU decide what works for you. I twist my sponge dauber as I lay down my paint so there will not be any bubbles in the paint and it is a smoother finish. Let’s face it. Stencils are NOT hand painting and you CAN tell the difference. For a whimsical look, stencils are a great choice.
The Finishing Touches
On the sides, I pounced on polka dots with the same pouncer/dauber that I used for the stencils. I was hoping this would make my white bunny stand out against my white garage door. It did help. Keep scrolling to see where I decided to give him a home.
How and Why to Finish the Back Side Too
Mom and I have found a better way to put ribbon on the back which makes it look more professional. We use large matching buttons instead of the craft sticks. Now I have also learned to finish off the backside. Even if they are door hangers. It looks more professional and if the customer has a glass door or window it looks good coming and going.
Here is where I like him best. He is made out of fairly thick wood so he does stand up on his own. So he can be a door hanger or a shelf sitter. Or you could prop him against the wall on a shelf. So many options. I love his little tail on the side. Mom hit this pattern out of the ballpark. He is much cuter in person. A real charmer.
Thank you all so much for reading my blog and looking at my pictures of Charming Swirls Bunny. I really appreciate it! Making crafts and creating art is a great past time.
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