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Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY Resin Easter Bunny House Craft Klatch Easter Series





Easter is almost here!  I wanted to make a special project for Spring.  I broke out the gingerbread house mold and used it to create my Easter Bunny House!

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You will need:
-  Silicone gingerbread house mold
-  Resin (I used Envirotex Lite, Easy Cast would also work)
-  Yellow acrylic paint
-  White acrylic paint
-  Pink acrylic paint
-  Blue acrylic paint
-  Purple acrylic paint
-  Orange acrylic paint
-  White resin pigment dye
-  Four round discs
-  Wood plaque
-  Easter eggs of various sizes
-  Small dowel rod
-  Green sand
-  Fine green glitter
-  Toothpick
-  Cardstock
-  Picket fence
-  Various picks and fake flowers
-  Chenille chicks
-  Hot glue
-  E6000
-  Pink felt
-  Wire
-  Thin pink ribbon
-  White glue
-  Four round wood discs
-  Fake candle
*When picking out your paints, be sure to think pastels!



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Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:

1.  Paint the mold.  I chose yellow for the walls and white for the trim and roof.  Using acrylic paint, paint your chosen colors.  This will take a minimum of two coats, but figure three, maybe four.  The paint does not want to adhere to the silicone and therefore it will take more coats.
2.  Once all the coats are dry, prepare your resin, according to the package directions.  I did six ounces at a time.  I mixed in white resin pigment dye to give it all a solid look.
3.  Pour the first six ounces in the mold.  That should cover all the side panels - be sure you don't over pour.  You want the resin to go into the window frames, but you do not want them to cover the windows, so take your time and do it slowly!
4.  Repeat and pour into the roof mold.
5.  Once the sides have cured, prepare six ounces of clear resin.  You want to pour that onto the panels that have windows.  This way, the windows will remain clear, like actual windows.
6.  Prepare more resin that you think you may need, if you want to fill in any of the panels and don't forget to pour the door.
7.  Once all are cured, you can remove them from the molds.
8.  Using a combination of E6000 glue and hot glue, I attached the panels to one another.  The E6000 gives it a strong bond, but the hot glue holds it in place, while the E6000 dries.
9.  Cut a dowel rod to fit where the roof meets.  Paint it pink (or whatever color you like).  Paint the sidewalk disks, while you are at it.
10.  Glue dowel rod into place.
11.  Place the house onto the wood plaque.  Take a pencil and trace around it.  Make sure it is where you want it permanently placed.
12.  Mix green sand, green glitter and white glue into a cup.  Mix it really well.  I do not have exact measurements.  You want to make sure the sand and glitter are all mixed and covered, but you don't want it too wet.
13.  Using gloved hands and your stir stick, begin spreading it around the plaque.  I left the area where the house will be sitting clean.  When you have the front lawn done, press the painted disc into place as the front walk.  Allow to dry.
14.  In the mean time, you can glue on small Easter eggs onto the front and back roof line.
15.  You can cut felt and add curtains if you want too.  I just taped them in.
16.  When the lawn has dried, it is time to add all the other elements.  I added picks for trees.  I made sure to drill a hole in the lawn and the wood plaque and added glue and places the picks in for trees.  I cut other fake flowers and turned them into bushes.  
17.  Glue the picket fence in place.  I used hot glue and made a little more grass mixture and covered up any hot glue that was showing.  I also added some around the base of the newly planted trees.
18.  I made a couple of small bunnies out of polymer clay and added some chenille chicks in the yard.
19.  Glue everything in place.  I also made a sign out of a printed Happy Easter on card stock and glued it to a toothpick.  
20.  I used a piece of wire and made a circle.  I used E6000 and hot glue to attach little Easter eggs and I added a think ribbon to finish off the wreath for the front door.

Let your imagination run wild with all the accessories!!  


That's it!  Now you have a great Easter decoration or centerpiece!!  



Here is the zombie house tutorial:





Gingerbread House Tutorial:





Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona




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