Hand Painted Bunny Bottles
Do you ever go to the craft store and see something that you really think you should buy? Something that you have no idea how you’ll use but it goes into your cart and follows you to the checkout and then somehow jumps on to the conveyor belt and the next thing you know it’s home with you? Me too!!! (See, that was me assuming you do things like I do….I hope you do anyway.)
Well, that’s exactly what happened with these colorful little water bottles. I wasn’t sure why I bought them or what I was going to do with them and so I stared at them (one of these days I’d like to glue googly eyes on things around the house and then stare at said items just to see what would happen….but I digress). Then, while I was getting ready to go to sleep one night it finally came to me. Bunnies!
I started by taking the bottles apart and washing and drying them thoroughly. I then proceeded to just paint!
Colorful plastic water bottles
Craft paint in white, black and pink
Various paint brushes
When I say I started painting I mean just that. Have FUN! I used a stencil brush to dab on white paint in a circle-ish shape. I chose the stencil brush so that the effect was that of fur and not something smooth. I didn’t paint a perfect circle but that’s okay ~ bunnies aren’t perfectly round. 😉 I also stippled a smaller circle to one side of the bunny for his little cotton tail.
Once the circle (body) was dry I used black paint and a very fine tipped paintbrush with long bristles to make outlines for ears, to paint on the eyes, the nose, the moth, little feet and I outlined the cotton tail. I found the best eyes were those that were set far apart. It gives the bunny a happier face.
Once the black paint was dry I painted some white inside the ears.
When the white paint dried I added a small amount of pink paint to the inside of the ears.
When everything is dry put the water bottles back together and give them to the little ones in your life! When I was getting ready to paint the bottles I went into my garage and saw a box of Hugs drinks and at that point realized that they matched the water bottles PERFECTLY. That being the case I thought these would be perfect together for an Easter party.
The inspiration didn’t end there……
This post was originally published at Skip to my Lou on 02/28/2015.
So are you a bunny person or more of a chick person? 😉
If you’re a bunny person you may also like this little 3D bunny I made 2 years ago from avocado skins