This kit is for personal use ONLY. Please do not copy, distribute, or sell any part of this design or the instructions without my permission. Pre-Cut Easter Accessories @2022 Jacqueline Smith
Before you start your new kit, think about how you will want to decorate it. You can paint the accessories, paint the accessories and glitter them, glitter just some of the accessories, use the kit pieces as a guide to cut out decorative paper that you can glue onto the accessories, or just leave the accessories bare for a a modern look. If you leave any portion of the accessories as unpainted cardboard, I suggest spraying with a matte acrylic sealer like Krylon or Modge Podge Sealer.
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Suggested Material List . . .
- Pre-cut kit has been cut from white & natural Kraft Board. This is equivalent to 120 lb cover cardstock or cardboard. The Easter letters stickers are cut from shimmer vinyl.
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue. I put it in a bottle with a thin metal tip. If you are new to making kits, you may want to use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue as this allows more time for you to reposition your pieces if you make a mistake.
- Multi-surface satin finish acrylic paints in your color choices. I find that if I use the multi-surface paint I do not need to gesso the cardboard first. Two coats are usually required.
- Various colors of glitter and Modge Podge. I am particularly fond of Hemway White Ultra Sparkle Glitter. Though it is called white, it is more of a crystal and allows the color of the paint to show through.
- DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
- Woodland Soft Flake Snow, or any other kind of snow flake, for the bunny tails. You could also use a little bit of a cotton swab.
Since I glittered my house model, I decided to glitter all of the accessory pieces too, except the chocolate bunny.
Constructing the Tree
Tutorial on how to construct the tree can be found here. I chose to use the pieces as a template to cut out dark and light green decorative paper that I glued onto the leafy area. I could have sponged on paint in multiple colors too. Then I glittered the entire tree.
Sign and Baskets
I colored in the sign and baskets using marking pens. If you decide to glitter them also, dab on the Modge Podge instead of painting it on to avoid smearing the colors from the marking pens.
Paint each of the eggs and glitter if desired. Then carefully peel off each of the shimmer letters and attach to the eggs. If you glittered the eggs, you may want to attach with additional glue. I used Art Glitter Glue. I then glued on one of the strips of grass before gluing the eggs to the front of the fence.
I painted the chocolate Easter bunny dark brown, then put on an extra heavy coat of the DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. I then glued it to the side of one of the baskets.
For the other bunnies, I glued Woodland Soft Flake Snow on to each for their cottontails. You could use a bit of cotton swab or batting instead.
Draw the eyes and beak onto your chicks with a Sharpie. The legs on the chicks are extra thin and don’t cut well, so I glued the second piece of grass in front of the chicks to hide the legs, then glued the chicks onto the fence.
Enjoy making your Easter Accessories!! I would love to see your finished designs.. Please share a photo with me by emailing me at Jackie@acottageintheforest.com.