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« on: March 17, 2013 09:45:19 AM »

I wanted to make some faux chocolate rabbits for the longest time. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on my first try to I found these little guys at the dollar store. They had a gloss shine on them so I was a bit worried about painting them, but they turned out great and now I want to make some more.

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The bunny painting process:


I had to use three coats of paint to get the texture and coverage I wanted. I mixed three different browns to get the "chocolate" effect.

I decided to leave the flowers the way they were to give the chocolate bunny/flower effect that you get when you buy them. The acrylic paint made it easy to clean up around the flowers. I thought about adding a layer of modge podge to seal the paint.



I am really happy with the way they turned out and I am thinking of adding to the wreath or to my mantle display.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013 10:18:35 AM »

These look so yummy & cute!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013 10:19:04 AM »

Those are so cute! What an awesome idea!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013 10:38:13 AM »

These are adorable, Pam! You did a great job of getting in close around the flowers, I'm sure I'd make a mess of it  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013 10:40:42 AM »

Love them!
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013 01:51:21 PM »

Such a great idea. They turned out looking like the real thing. Wonder how many people will try to pick one up and eat it. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013 02:20:08 PM »

What a great idea!  I am going to have to try this.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013 02:57:41 PM »

Yum.  I mean, cool!  I thought they really were chocolate.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013 03:42:22 PM »

Ack!  SO CUTE!  I am imagining the odd guest trying to take a bite, like the old wax fruit gag.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2013 04:26:46 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013 06:48:03 PM »

aww, cute idea! 

A chocolate bunny that lasts forever!

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013 10:15:15 AM »

So cute I could take a bite out of them...
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013 01:15:45 PM »

What a great idea! They look so real!
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you fooled me - awesome bunnies!
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013 08:45:07 AM »

http://www.marthastewart.com/274530/decorating-for-easter/@center/276968/easter#/266876

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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2013 09:16:04 AM »

Mine are MUCH easier. LOL!  Cheesy

Thanks again everyone for such kind words!  Kiss
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2013 10:25:22 AM »

Mine are MUCH easier. LOL!  Cheesy

Thanks again everyone for such kind words!  Kiss

and prettier too!
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2013 10:35:42 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013 11:09:01 AM »

I love these! What an awesome idea!
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2013 12:30:28 PM »

So cute!  Thanks for sharing.  I featured them as this week's Craftster Project of the Week e-newsletter.
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2013 12:36:16 PM »

Awww man! Thanks! That is rad!  Kiss
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2013 12:46:37 PM »

I made some fake chocolate bunnies by pouring melted crayon wax into plastic chocolate molds. I stuck them in the freezer to harden them quickly.  They came out great and look like real chocolate. Just another idea if you already have candy molds.
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Oh, man...


those are adorable


yet so... mean Wink  "what do you mean I can't eat the--OUCH!"  They're definitely realistic.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2013 12:48:39 PM »

I made some fake chocolate bunnies by pouring melted crayon wax into plastic chocolate molds. I stuck them in the freezer to harden them quickly.  They came out great and look like real chocolate. Just another idea if you already have candy molds.

That's a brilliant idea! I didn't even think of melting crayons. You could even do candle wax and make a candle.
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If you had a brown candle, I imagine candle wax would work just as well actually. I just happened to have a lot of crayons Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013 01:30:06 PM »

These are so awesome!!! Pinned
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so cute! what colors of paint did you use to get that perfect chocolate brown?
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So awesome, love them!
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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2013 08:29:10 AM »

so cute! what colors of paint did you use to get that perfect chocolate brown?

I used 2 parts Dark chocolate
1 part brown
1 1/2 parts burnt umber

They were out of milk chocolate so I tried the dark chocolate and used a little more burnt umber to get the exact color I wanted.

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