Adorable Faux Stucco Bunny
I love touches of holiday decor, and of course I really love to DIY them – there’s just something so fun about making cute things to display in your home! This faux stucco bunny is easy to make and perfect to display on your Easter decorated shelves!
Supplies needed to make this project:
- FloraCraft Make It: Fun® Foam Sheet: 2″ Thick
- FloraCraft® Smooth Finish® Paintable Coating
- FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus
- Pink Acrylic Paint
- Low-Temp Glue Gun & Glue
- Large White Pom Pom (or make your own!)
First you’ll want to freehand or trace a bunny silhouette shape onto the foam (there are lots of patterns online that you can print off).
Next, using the StyroCutter Plus, cut out the shape. Be sure to read the packaging instructions carefully for this tool. It get’s very hot, but cuts the foam like butter! Let the tool do the work…if the wand is bending, you’re pressing too hard.
The cutter melts the foam as it goes, so just go slow and steady. It can cut thick foam, no problem. You can see how it melts away where it cuts – look at the gap line below (and it’s kinda therapeutic!).
Then just pop out your shape!
If the cut lines aren’t as smooth as you’d like, you can smooth them down with fine-grit sandpaper.
Next use the Smooth Finish to fill in the foam cells so it’s a better surface to paint. I filled in the top and the sides smoothly. Then I went back and haphazardly applied thicker amounts of Smooth Finish on the top to give the stucco effect.
Let the Smooth Finish dry completely as directed. If you want, you can smooth down uneven spots with fine-grit sandpaper but I liked the textured finish. Then you can paint right over it with acrylic craft paint.
Glue a pom pom on for the tail, and voila! That’s all there is to it! The thickness really makes it seem like a concrete decor item. Yet it was super easy (and fun!) to make!
What decor shape will you create? I’m thinking a gold-flecked ampersand or stars for 4th of July!
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