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Easter Bunny Ornaments

Lisa Kettell Designs

By Lisa Kettell

April 7, 2014

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Project Description

Once again I am revisiting my hand dyed shells to create another project, Easter Bunny Ornaments. These ornaments are perfect for Spring and Easter. Made with Rit dyed shells and pom poms, trims, clay, paper and sharpie pen.

 

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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 30 minutes

Rit Products Used

 

You'll Also Need

  •   tongs

  •    foil pan

  •    2 medium sized bowls

  •    plastic spoon or stirrer

  •    ribbon

  •    trims

  •    bakery twine

  •    clay

  •    scrapbook paper

  •    sharpie pens

  •    white pom poms

  •    clay balls or styrofoam balls

  •   glue

  •   glue gun

  •   latex gloves

  •   measuring spoons

  •   paper plate

  •   paper towels

  •   plastic table cover

  •   salt white vinegar

Step By Step

  1. Directions To Dye The Shells, Pom Poms, Clay Balls: Prep your surface. Lay plastic table cover on the surface you will working over. Put on your rubber or latex gloves.

  2. Mix 2 tablespoons Rit liquid dye in petal pink, 1 tablespoon white vinegar with 1 1/4 cups hot water in a plastic, or metal bowl and stir. Let steep for 20 minutes. For good hot water, heat some in the microwave in a glass bowl for 2 minutes. Repeat this process for the tan liquid Rit Dye color.

  3. Place natural shells into the pink dye solution, let set for 10-15 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Remove the dyed shells when desired color is achieved and place onto a foil pan. Let dry.

  4. Place white pom poms into the pink dye solution and clay balls into the tan dye solution, let each set for 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Remove the pom poms and the clay balls, place onto a foil pan. Let dry.

  5. Directions To Make The Bunny Ornaments: Cut small long oval shapes from scrapbook paper, set aside. Hot Glue tan dyed clay balls to the top of the petal pink dyed shells.

  6. Draw faces onto the clay balls using Sharpie pens. Hot glue the scrapbook oval shapes to the top of the clay balls, these are the bunny ears.

  7. Next add the hand dyed pom poms to each side of the clay head, attach with hot glue.

  8. Embellish the shells with trims and ribbons, bakery twine, and additional shells. Now with some magic an Easter Bunny is born.

  9. Tips/Tricks:-Use styrofoam balls instead of hand rolling clay balls for the heads. -Dip the shells in glue and glitter.-Add tassels to the bottom of the dolls.

  10. Check out the photo on how to do this step.

 

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