Thursday, March 22, 2018

Moss Covered Bunny / Dollar Tree Re-make

 
 I found this sweet little BUNNY at the
Dollar Tree a couple days ago.
He was white and covered with a chenille sort of ribbon.
Cute but I thought, I could change him up a bit.
 Well completely....
 
 
 
 Under the ribbon was this great sort of skeleton.
The ribbon came right off in one piece. No glue.
( I plan to keep the chenille for another project.)
 
 
 
I don't feel bad about taking it apart. For $1.00, I  got a great base for my project.
 
 If you don't have a Dollar Tree near you, I have seen the paper mache bunny forms
and that would work just fine.
 
I also purchased moss at the Dollar Tree.
 

                                                ( I only used 1/8 of the bag of moss )
 
and  24'' of jute
 
Hair spray as a fixative when completed (opt.)
 
 
I used a tray to control my mess, the moss gets a little bit crazy !
 
Warm up that glue gun !
 
 
I started at the top of the head and worked down the spine.
CAREFUL not to burn yourself.
 
Give a little squeeze to shape.
 
Just keep going and fill in where you need to and
 
 
trim with scissors. If you see spaces add more moss.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tie a piece of jute or ribbon if you prefer around your Bunny's neck.
 
Give a light  covering of Hair Spray, this is optional.
 
 
I hope this has inspired you to look at some of the items at the dollar/craft stores a little differently.
The wreaths and some other holiday shapes work well as a base for a completely changed item for your home and décor.
 
Thank you ! xoLisaS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


30 comments:

  1. That's brilliant, I would never have thought to try removing the chenille. I love your mossy rabbit. Total transformation!

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    1. Thank you so much!I'm so glad you stopped by.
      xoLisaS

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  2. This is so creative. I love how you took something so ordinary and made it so vintage.

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    1. Donna, Thank you for the kind words !! I'm so glad you liked my project. Please visit again. xoLisaS

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  3. You are amazing how you can transform these simple items to treasure's.

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  4. You are amazing how you can transform these simple items to treasure's.

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    1. Sharon, Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you stopping by. xoLisaS

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  5. What a great idea to deconstruct the bunny & I love the addition of the moss! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  6. I have some of those bunnies from last year. What a great idea! xo Kathleen

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    1. If you decide to remake them let me know ! Thanks for visiting, Kathleen !
      xoLisaS

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  7. Love this, so clever to break it down and then rebuild with a new, better look! I hope you'll stop by and share this with us at the Welcome Spring party. I saw your pretty plaid jars over there too. #merrymonday #welcomespring

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    1. Shirley. You are so sweet ! Thank you so much, I am so glad to meet you. Thanks for the visit. xoLisaS

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  8. I am totally inspired to do this!

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  9. Way to think outside of the bunny box, this is adorable! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a Happy Easter.

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    1. Sandra, You are so sweet ! Thank you for the party!
      xoLisaS

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  10. No dollar tree but I think I saw bunny forms at target!?!?

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    1. Laura,
      Good to know,thank you. They are probably still cheap even at Target. My Dollar Tree had blue ones left....not surprised. I hope you can find one. xoLisaS

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  11. Love your little bunny! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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    1. Sharon, Thank you so much !
      I loved sharing, thank you for hosting. So glad you stopped by-xoLisaS

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  12. The bunny turned out perfectly. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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    1. Rhonda, You are so sweet ! Thank you for hosting at Sunday's Best. xoLisaS

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  13. This is an adorable idea!! What a cute bunny.

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    1. Amy, Thank you so much! Please visit again. xoLisaS

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  14. This is so adorable and creative! I need to make a trip to the Dollar Tree before all of the Easter stuff is gone so I can make one of these. Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Donna, You are very kind ! Thank you so much for hosting! I hope you can find a bunny. xoLisaS

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  15. What a great idea! I would never have thought of trimming off the chenille like that. Pinned.

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    1. Mother OF 3, Thank you so much. It was fun to take apart and see what was under there. xoLisaS

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