Biscuit and Blossom Bunny
Biscuit and Blossom are in their Sunday best as they head out for a day of festivities on Easter Sunday. Blossom already has her basket filled with glittery eggs for the Easter egg hunt in the town square and Biscuit particularly loves the parade, where everyone shows off their highly decorated Easter hats!General Supplies:
#21-1646 Over N Over stencil -Goofy Faces
#21-1642 Over N Over stencil-Faces Elements 2
#15-0200 10oz Armour Glass Etching Cream
#08-9415 Masking Tape
2 different shaped Pilsner beer glasses
1. Apply the cat face stencil from the Goofy Face stencil sheet to each pilsner Near the top of the glass.
2. Under the one that will become Biscuit, also apply a tie stencil.
3. Surround all the stencils with masking tape, overlapping all edges. Cover the entire face of the glass.
4. Turn the glass upside down so the open end of the glass is facing the sink. This will keep any etch cream and water from going inside the glass and possibly etching or hazing the glass.Rinse off all the Etch cream. Remove tape and stencils and rinse again.
Decorating Biscuit and Blossom
Biscuits hat came from the party store and was decorated with simple paper flowers and hat band cut from cardstock, however Blossoms hat had to be made from scratch.
You will need:9 inch pc of medium weight pink, yellow and white felt
9oz paper cup
Scrap of fancy lace trim half inch wide (ours has pearls in the middle)
Pick satin bow with tails
2 large white pompoms (bunny tails)
Pink extra fine fairy dust glitter
Small sharp, pointed scissors
White craft glue (thick)
Hot glue gun
1. Cut two half inch circles from pink felt. Set aside
2. Place the bottom of a 9oz paper cup onto pink felt and trace around it with a pencil. Cut the circle out. Set aside
3. Cut out a strip of pink felt 1 and a half inch wide and long enough to wrap around the bottom of the paper cup. Set aside
4. Now cut the paper cup 1 and a half inches from the bottom and discard the upper portion.
5. Place the cut end of the cup down in the center of one of the pink felt circles. Trace around the outside. Cut out the circle on the pencil line to form a donut shape. This is one side of the brim of the hat. Place the cut piece on top of the other circle. Trace around the inside of the hole and cut the second circle. Glue the two pieces together with white craft glue. Set aside to dry
6. Glue the small circle of pink felt to the bottom of the cut cup (If your cup has a lip around the bottom, cut a second circle slightly smaller than your pencil mark and glue in the well of the bottom of the cup to fill up the space. Then glue the larger one over it so it is flush with the rim. This is now the top of the hat
7. Spread some glue around the side of the cup and wrap the strip of felt around it. Push the strip up a little so it is just a tiny bit higher than the rim and flushes with the felt you just glued at the top. Set aside to dry.
8. On the open end of the cup (wider end), run a bead of hot glue around the outer edge. Nestle the glued edge of the cup inside the center of the circles you glued together earlier. Adjust so the felt rim and the cup knit together and no paper from the cup shows . If not all of the cup made contact with the rim, glue with white glue on a toothpick from the underside.
9. When all the glue has dried, trim up any uneven edges around the top and edges of the hat.
10. Slightly water down some white glue in a cup or on a piece of tin foil. Dip your finger in the glue and gently wipe over the outside of the hat. Immediately lightly sprinkle with fairy dust glitter. Any white glue will disappear when it dries. When glitter has set, shake off the excess.
How to make Bunny ears:
1. First make a template. Fold two pieces of standard letter paper lengthwise. On the fold, draw half of a bunny ear about four and a half inches long. Cut out the paper along the lines and unfold to see if the shape a nice elongated oval. Trim if it seems too fat. This will be for the white portion of the ears. Fold the template in half again and lay it on the other folded paper. Trace around the outside edge. On the paper you just traced, draw a second line a half inch inside the first one to make a smaller ear. This will be for the inner part of the ears. Cut out on the inner, smaller line.
2. Open up each of your templates and pin the larger one to a double layer of white felt and the smaller template to a double layer of pink and then yellow felt.. You will need two of each for each bunny. Cut off about a half inch of the point on one end of each piece of cut felt.
Lay one piece of pink felt on top of a white one. Line up the two pieces on the ends you cut off. Glue the two pieces together. Set aside to dry
4. Lightly spread some watered down white glue on each ear and sprinkle with fairy dust glitter.5. Pinch the blunt end of each ear together and mold them into an arched ear. Spread some hot glue across the bottom and pinch it together until the glue sets. Hot glue an ear to each side of one of the hats. Biscuits ears should be slightly back along the sides, blossoms more foward.
Hot glue a scrap of lace trim starting at the back and glue around the side of the hat. Add a pretty satin bow with tails at the back of the hat, covering over the ends of the lace trim, Hot glue ribbon roses around the brim as desired. Also add some flowers at the base of Blossoms glass (as pictured) where her neck would be