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Monday, March 5, 2012

Welcome to National Craft Month with GlueArts!

Welcome to National Craft Month with GlueArts!


Craft Month is the perfect time to try something new, try a new product, try a new technique or just take time to craft and create the things you love!

All this week we're celebrating crafting with kids and yes....teens too! After all everyone love to craft regardless of age, gender or skill!


We're kicking off our week with a perfectly timed spring themed craft from Designer Audrey Pettit!! Audrey brings us today an adorable bunny (be still my heart!) that's easy make and will look so sweet in your home! 


Spring Bunnies
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit

Supplies:

Recycled Cardboard or Grocery Bags
Gesso or White Acrylic Paint
Pink and Black Acrylic Paint
Fabric or Ribbon
Buttons

Instructions:
1. To get started, draw simple bunny shapes onto a piece of recycled cardboard. Think of the bunny shape as basically a bowling pin with two loopy ears at top.
Cut out the bunny shapes.
2. Using Gesso or acrylic paint, paint the bunnies white, leaving just a bit of the cardboard showing on the edges. You can use a brush for this step, but it's actually easier and more fun to use your fingers. Allow paint to fully dry.
3. Cut small triangular pieces of recycled cardboard for the noses. Paint pink. 

4. Using your finger, paint the inside of the bunny ears pink. Allow paint to dry.
5. Place the cardboard nose about where you would like it to go on the bunny's face. Using that placement as a guide, add two black eyes above the nose. To create perfect circular eyes, try dipping the end of a paintbrush or wooden skewer into the paint and placing it directly down on the face and straight back up.
6. Remove the nose and then paint a straight line down the center of the face where the nose will go. Add another black dot at the bottom of the line for the mouth.

7. Attach the nose using a Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Square.

8. Tie ribbons or fabric strips around each neck.
9. Adhere the bunnies together using the Glue Arts Glue Gun.

While my daughter was working on her cardboard bunnies, I made one for myself using a slight variation. Instead of making my bunny from cardboard, I used two layers of recycled kraft grocery bags that I stitched together and stuffed with tissue paper to create a paper pillow.

After all, kids aren't the only ones who like to play!




Pinterest + GlueArts + National Craft Month = a fun way for you to win GlueArts products!

"Pin It" to Win It!  

We'd like for you our fans to "Pin" our products on your Pinterest boards and share with your followers which of our GlueArts Adhesives and products are your favorites. Simply visit our website, select your product(s) and then click "Pin It" to post it to your personal pin boards.


Then post a comment here with a link to your pin boards! 

We'll select one lucky winner next Monday to win their pins! (up to $20 retail value!) So get busy pinning your favorite Pro+ Cartridges, Adhesive Squares and more!!

Last week we offered a Glue Glider PRO with our NEW PRO+ cartridge, our 3D Combo Pac and a roll of our Adhesive Squares. Our winner is....


 Jaime said...

It is nice to see some winter art still showing itself. Though it is nice to see the upcoming spring supplies, it is still winter in the Midwest :) Thanks for the opportunity to win.
February 28, 2012 10:19 AM
Congrats Jaime! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your information!!! We'll see you tomorrow with more kids and teen craft ideas from GlueArts!



25 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Definitely something to try with my daughter!

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  2. Very cute craft to do with kids!

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  3. I love crafting with my kids! I pinned the GlueGlider PRO MultiDirectional Cartridge Refill - PermaTac to my Paper Crafting pinboard. I used it to make the altered suitcase and birdhouse on the same board. I couldn't craft without it!
    http://pinterest.com/popperandmimi/paper-crafts/

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  4. Hope this is the right link. Pinned your Glue Glider Pro which is my go to, life saver for scrapbooking tool. I love it.

    http://pinterest.com/lisapeeps/favorite-products/

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  5. I really do love Glue Arts products! I just recently found 'Gluedles', and they are just great! But I've used the Glue Glider Pro for a long time.

    You can find my pins here >>> http://pinterest.com/camelliacottage/paper-crafting-product-wish-list/

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  6. Pinned to my "Products I Love" board!! http://pinterest.com/henleysnana/products-i-love/

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  7. Cute project, and it looks like she really enjoyed it.

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  8. Here I was, innocently reading along and getting all excited to make these little bunnies with my 5 year old....when all of the sudden, I get to the bottom and realize that I am the winner of your give away. eeee! I am so excited! Thank you so much. I sent my email already.

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  9. This is just the perfect day to show this, as I just have got one granddaughter here today and another is comming tomorrow morning too, so we can get to make some bunnies here all together then. I´m sure, they´re going to love that a lot.

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  10. Cute bunnies! I've pinned some specific products to my Products I Love board, http://pinterest.com/cnyscrapper/products-i-love/, but I pinned http://www.gluearts.com/ there a long time ago. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I set up a Pinterest acct the other day, but don't know how to use it. I don't think that I'll pursue it--I don't want to have to learn to use another service--I guess I'm technologically lazy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. I pinned your cute paperbag bunnies!! Love them!!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/95771929545777583/

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  13. I pinned the glue glider pro and the adhesive and the 1000 pk of adhesive squareshttp://pinterest.com/pin/281615782918979859/http://pinterest.com/pin/281615782918979859/

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  14. Love Glue Arts!


    http://pinterst.com/lealundquist/scrappingstuff

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  15. http://pinterest.com/pin/281615782918979852/ Hoping doing this correct. This is the Glue Glider Pro!!!!! My fav!!!

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  16. http://pinterest.com/pin/281615782918979873/ Ok I think I got all my favs !!!! Love my Glue Arts products

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  17. Love the bunnies:) And I pinned some things:) I am new to pinning so hopefully this link works:)

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  18. It helps if I add the link:)
    http://pinterest.com/pin/16536723601754748/

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  19. Love this project and pinned you here: http://pinterest.com/albertagal75/scrapbooking/

    thanks for the great contest!

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  20. cute project! here's a link to my Pinterest post:
    http://pinterest.com/wanderful/blogs-web-sites/

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  21. Nothing better than crafting with your kids! I "Pinned" 3 items. Would love to have the new Glue Glider Pro!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/23292123042779758/

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  22. Pinned into things I really want...here's my link...http://pinterest.com/heidiscoll/

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  23. I love my Glue Glider Pro and would be thrilled to try more Glue Arts products. Great Easter project today. Hope to try it with my nieces!
    My Pinterest board can be found here:
    http://pinterest.com/tbtg/papercrafting-supplies/

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  24. http://pinterest.com/pin/229050331018309081/

    I pinned

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  25. How cute. I pinned your products http://pinterest.com/blw1003/glue-arts/

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