Easter is one of my favorite times of the year – it’s a time to reflect on the spiritual and a time of renewal. Easter bunnies and chicks show off the brilliant colors of spring and no matter what one’s age, the egg hunts, family dinners and fun times bring new memories and remind us of times gone by.
Smoothfoam is the perfect foundation for creating a vignette for your Easter decorating. This Easter bunny and chick centerpiece will brighten up any spot for your Easter celebrations and beyond into the spring! Learn how to create your own DIY Easter centerpiece below.
One each – 4″, 3″, 2.5″ and 2″ Smoothfoam balls
Smoothfoam sheet (any size)
Craft knife, toothpick, paint brush
Americana Décor Chalky Finish paints – Escape, Whisper, Heritage, Delicate
10″ or 12″ Smoothfoam disc
Paper flowers and grass
For the bunny head, position the 3″ ball with the pilot hole in the back. Trim off one rounded end to make it straight across. For the body, repeat with the 4″ ball, but trim both the top and the bottom of the ball. Connect the bottom of the head (flat side) to the top of the body (flat side) using a toothpick and a bead of glue.
Cut bunny ears and feet from a 1/2″ thick sheet of Smoothfoam. Attach each bunny ear to the head with a toothpick and dab of glue. Do the same to attach the bunny body to the feet.
Use the scraps cut from the Smoothfoam balls to make the chick wings. Attach to the chick using toothpick for each and a dot of glue.
Base paint the bunny with Escape. Let dry. Apply crackle medium following the manufacturer’s instructions. Let dry; follow up with a coat of Whisper. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat for the chick with the Heritage shade.
Paint the faces as desired with markers. Tie ribbons around their necks.
Paint the Smoothfoam disc with desired color for the base of your DIY Easter centerpiece, let dry. Use toothpicks and glue to attach the bunny and chick in position on the disc, then embellish with eggs, flowers and paper grass.