Kids will love this etched Easter Bunny goblet. Fill it with jellybeans and other Easter candy instead of a basket. What a cute surprise for the breakfast table Easter morning! .
#15-0275 #15-0275 Etch Bath
#19-2704 Sunrise- Etch Bath stencil (2 stencils required)
#19-2702 Circles, squares & triangles- Etch Bath stencils
#25-4000 Pinstripe border
#61-3340 Dazzle Tac Glue
Tulip shaped wine glass or stemmed brandy snifter w/ flared top (bowl size of our glass is 2 and a half inches at the opening x 4 inches at bottom x 4 inches long)
Green sheer ribbon about 12 inches long
2 Royal blue Rhinestones 7 or 8 mm
6 Hot pink rhinestones 3 or 4 mm
1 Square each of white and pink felt or childs bunny ear headband
White, thick craft glue
Hot glue gun
Optional: For Glitter Ears you will need White iridescent glitter dust
If your wine glass or brandy snifter is a different dimension than our project, you may have to adjust the sizes of the stencils and ears to proportion it properly. Goblet must be hand cleaned because of the ears. Only use wrapped candy inside glass.
1. Wash glass in clean, hot soapy dish water. Dry well before starting project
2. First apply the eyes to the glass. Look for the third from the smallest sun design on each stencil sheet. It is the one that has detached triangular sun rays surrounding the circle. Cut one from each sheet.
3. Peel off the backing from one of the sun stencils so the sticky side of the stencil is exposed. Make sure all the pieces stay in place and are adhered to the top cover sheet. Apply the stencil so the top of the design is about down from the top of the wine glass. Remove top cover sheet. Now make sure all the pieces stick to the glass not the cover sheet. Peel off the outer vinyl stencil material, leaving only the circle and individual sun rays on the glass. Repeat for other eye.
4. Remove some of the triangular sun rays around the circle of each eye, leaving only the top five to create eyelashes
5. For the nose, cut out one of the largest triangles from stencil sheet #19-2702. Hold the triangle so the point is down and nip off the right and left corners to form a nose.Apply in between and just below the eyes
6. To apply the mouth, cut out one of the largest circles from stencil sheet #19-2702. Cut off 1/4 of the circle. Apply just below the nose with flat side up
7. Making whiskers. Unroll the pinstripe tape on the roll. Cut 2 pieces from the roll 2 and a half inches long. Remove the clear top cover from the tape segment and peel out the narrow white vinyl strips.
8. Using the picture as a reference, apply three strips to either side of the nose creating a V pattern Depending on the width of your glass, you may need to trim the length of the whiskers to a pleasing and reasonable length. Cut the center one a little shorter than the outer ones.
9. Gently rub over all the stencil pieces to ensure they are tightly adhered to the glass. Remove any fingerprints you may have left on the glass applying the stencils
10. Prepare the Etch Bath solution. Shake the bottle until well mixed. Read the Etch Bath bottle directions IN FULL before starting to dip you glass. Following the directions on the Etch Bath bottle. prepare the dipping container. Dipping container must be deep enough to submerge the wine glass up to the stem when turned upside down in the container.
11. Dip the glass in the Etch Bath. Turn the glass upside down and submerge in the dipping solution until it hits the start of the stem. Hold the glass at the same level for about 5 minutes. Remove glass and see if it has frosted nicely. If it has, move on to step 12. If it is not well frosted, immerse into the bath for another 5 minutes.
12. Rinse off the glass under running water, remove stencils, rinse again and dry glass
13. Decorating your Bunny. Glue a blue rhinestone in the bottom of each eye using Dazzle Tac.glue. Glue a pink rhinestone at the end of each whisker under the nose. Group them in a triangle formation (as shown in picture)
14. Make the bunny ears. If you are using purchased ears, cut them off from the headband and glitter them if desired, then skip to step 18
15.Making your own Bunny Ears: Make a template by folding a scrap of paper in half lengthwise. Draw the shape of half a bunny ear (sort of teardrop shape with a flat tip at the top) to the desired length, which should be a little longer than the bowl of the wine glass. The widest end should be about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 1 inch wide on the narrow end. Cut along your line and open flat. This is your ear template. Trace around template with a pencil onto white felt twice to make two ears. Cut out ears.
16. Fold template back in half again along the same fold line. Trim inside the open edge about a half inch, but not across the top of the narrow end. This is now your template for the pink inside part of the ear. Open paper and trace around template with a pencil onto the pink felt twice and cut them out, just like you did for the white pieces.
17. Apply a band of white glue around edge of one piece of the cut pink felt . Spread glue out with your finger. Place glue side down onto one of the white felt ears and press down. Repeat for other ear. To have glitter ears, lightly brush some of the white glue on the solid white side of each ear and sprinkle with glitter immediately. Let dry
18. Apply Bunny ears to the glass: Place a bead of hot glue along the top inside edge of each ear (on the pink felt). Fold down the top edge of each ear to the inside about a half inch. Squeeze until set (try not to burn your fingers!). Now apply another bead of glue to the folded edge and stick ear to the side of the glass. Hold ear in place for a minute until it holds to the glass by itself.
Tie a green ribbon around stem and make into a bow. Trim tails, make V-cuts in the ends of the ribbon tails.