Friday, March 25, 2016

DIY: Cardboard Bunny Home Decor Boxes


Hello Everyone!

Today I have my last Easter DIY before the big day arrives! 

Many of you seem to like my 3 Step Glittered Bunny Boxes, so I thought I would make some more bunny boxes, but from scratch. The bunny boxes that I'm making today are really easy to make and are sort-of similar to a DIY that I did for Blitsy. That DIY being my Mini Scottie Dog Tray

The technique that I used in that DIY is really similar to what I'll be showing you today. With that being said, there are a few minor changes, like the addition of a pom-pom tail! 

To find out how to make your own bunny boxes from scratch, just keep reading! 

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Supplies
Corrugated Cardboard
Paint
Foam Brush
White Yarn
Pom-Pom Maker
Scissors
Pencil
Craft Knife (not pictured)
Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks (not pictured)


Step 1: Grab your template and trace around it onto your cardboard. Then cut out your bunny shape. Repeat this step one more time, so you will have two cardboard bunnies.


Step 2: Cut a strip of cardboard that is 1 inch in width. After cutting that piece, cut out a square piece of cardboard that is also 1 inch in width.

Then length of both these pieces really doesn't matter because we will be trimming them later. 


Step 3: Grab all of your cardboard pieces and paint them on the front and back. Once you have all your pieces painted, set them aside to dry.


Step 4: Now take one of your cardboard bunnies and lay it down flat. Then take your cardboard strip and begin bending it so it's easier to work with. Once your cardboard strip has been bent, begin applying some hot glue to the corner part of your bunny's belly. Then take your cardboard strip and press it into the glue. When doing this, you will want to make sure that the edges line up.

Keep repeating this processing all the way around your bunny's bottom until you reach the other corner. Once you have reached the other corner, cut off the extra cardboard.

When you're done you should have something like the above picture.


Step 5: Apply some hot glue to the top edge of your cardboard strip and press your other cardboard bunny into place. Now, your box should be looking more defined. 


Step 6: Take the little square piece of cardboard that we cut out earlier and bend it in half. Then glue the folded edge to the bottom of your box using your hot glue gun. This little square, is what will help your box stand up on its own!

Once you reach this point, you may want to paint on another coat of your chosen paint color. This is because when putting the box together, you may notice edges where the brown cardboard color is showing through. However, this is completely optional to do. 


Step 7: Use your pom-pom maker and create one pom-pom to be your bunny's tail. 

If you have never used a pom-pom maker before, then I would suggest checking out this awesome video which shows you (from start to finish) how to use a pom-pom maker.


Step 8: Now grab your pom-pom and glue it down (using your hot glue gun) to the front of your bunny box. 

When your pom-pom is secure into place, then you're ready to start filling up your cardboard bunny box! 


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After making these cute boxes, you may be thinking to yourself, now what? Well, I think you could find many uses for these little boxes. For example, I think these bunny boxes would be great spread out across a table, with each one filled with some goodies! Or you could include the box in an Easter basket to hold smaller items that you might be giving away. 

Needless to say, the possibilities are endless and creative wise, you can really have fun making this project your own! 

So what do you think? Do you like these cardboard bunny boxes?

xo Katie 

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