Today is day two of my “crafting with moss” week, and today I am sharing how I made this simple, yet chic DIY Rabbit Moss Art. Around Easter, I like adding a few bunny touches here and there in my decor, but I tend to keep it fairly simple and understated. This way we can enjoy some seasonal changes and I don’t feel like I’m redecorating the entire house (like I do at Christmas). Silhouettes, no matter what their subject, are an iconic image that I never tire of. With this project, I decided to break this art form out of it’s black and white box and give it a makeover.
Fortunately, I had all of the supplies already on hand which made this a basically free project, but even if you had to purchase the frame, this would still be a very budget friendly craft. Here’s what you need:
Rabbit Silhouette (found here) printed on card stock
Glue (I used ModPodge) + brush
The frame I used is from Target. I like the natural wood tones with the moss, but obviously any frame which matches your home decor will do. The sheet music I used here is an actual piece of music, but if you don’t have any, try searching for “sheet music” on a site like TheGraphicsFairy.com. Karen has several images that you could easily print and use for this project. The rabbit image I used is also from her site and can be found here. Because this art is going to be framed behind glass, I used moss “dust” to coat the bunny. What do I mean by moss “dust?” Well, when you pick up your bag of moss, do you notice how there are lots of bits and pieces of moss at the bottom of the bag? That’s what I call moss dust. And it is perfect for coating this bunny and giving you the lush feeling of moss, without the heft of the bigger pieces.
Cut out your rabbit silhouette. Brush glue on in sections and immediately coat with moss. Allow to dry.
Using glue (or even double sided tape) attach bunny to sheet music and place in frame. It’s that easy!
You can trim the little extra “fly-away” pieces if you like, I preferred the bit of natural “wildness” they lent to the scene so I left them. I love the whimsy of the bunny running across a field of music!
I’ve added a trio of porcelain statues (all from Target over the years) to this scene and collectively it makes a nice Easter vignette, don’t you think?
I especially like how well it pairs with yesterday’s DIY Moss Covered Egg project!
Have you ever made “moss art” before? Do you have any tips or ideas you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.