THIS EASTER, I'VE GOT SOME SUPER SIMPLE LITTLE DIY PROJECTS TO SHARE - STARTING WITH THIS EASY DIY BUNNY ARTWORK!
I don't share many DIY projects here on the blog... mainly because its just not my forte.
Seriously, I missed out on the whole 'lets whip up an amazing looking designer inspired necklace from used bottle caps' gene lol.
But this project - and all the ones over the next few days - is super easy!
I bet you have half the 'ingredients' at home already, and there are no fiddly bits - in fact, I'll be sharing my tips to make things quick and easy along the way - if you can use scissors, I'm going to be suggesting it!
I was so pleased with how this little bunny artwork turned out - the clean, restrained minimalism balanced by those delicate, organic pen lines - lol, don't mind me :)
Anyway, it couldn't be easier to make so here's how.
As this little guy has been my mascot of sorts this Easter, and I used him for all my projects, we'll start with a template.
EASY DIY BUNNY ARTWORK:
STEP ONE: The first thing you want is a paper copy of my bunny! I opened up this image on my iPad, scaled the size to what I wanted, then traced it with normal copy paper, and cut it out with scissors.
You could also just scale up and down your browser right now (ctrl and +, ctrl and -), tape some baking paper over the top and trace lightly with a pencil - I've done it before!
If you would like the PDF to print out, you can download it HERE.
STEP TWO: I made a template from craft foam as I used this bunny a lot. You'll need a craft knife, pencil and some foam or thick cardboard.
If you don't have a cutting mat (husband has
STEP THREE: Trace around your paper bunny with a pencil... (nb: for stability, leave more space between the top of your foam sheet and the top of the ear than I did)...
... then carefully go around it with the craft knife.
STEP FOUR: Pop it out and run your finger over the edges to smooth them. You may need to trim any nicks or rough bits - like that left foot above.
STEP FIVE: To make your artwork, you'll need your template, a fine black pen, some washi tape, scissors, a frame with a mat, and some paper.
I used linen paper because I had some to hand, but any nice paper will do - even a sheet out of a kid's painting pad or art book.
Plain copy paper will look fine too. I also used a magazine to lean on as I traced and drew :)
STEP SIX: Roughly center your template on the paper and trace lightly around it with the pen - it doesn't have to be perfect.
STEP SEVEN: Take the template away and go over the image freehand once or twice, then add a few feathery touches. I'm no artist, and I found it looked best if you don't think or try too hard, just do it quickly and lightly - make it lovely and carefree :)
STEP EIGHT: Place your mat over the bunny, and tape it down with washi tape. Make sure the mat is face down - when I removed my washi tape later it actually marked the mat, so making sure it's face down means if that happens to you, no one will see it. Don't forget to sign your artwork now too :)
STEP NINE: Trim off the excess paper, being careful not to cut into the mat, and remove the tape.
STEP TEN: Turn the mat over the right way, and place your bunny drawing behind, then frame it up and admire your handiwork!
This is such a simple project and so versatile - it can mix in with all your other artwork and just give a subtle touch of festivity to any holiday!
So, what do you think of my Easy DIY Bunny Artwork? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!
And don't forget to watch out for all my other DIY projects coming soon!
All the best,