Peeps Bunny Place Card Holders
-1-2 lbs polymer clay in any color (you'll need more clay for more or larger card holders)
-craft blade (a serrated knife is shown above, but I switched to an X-Acto blade)
-roller (a standard rolling pin will do, but a Sculpey brand acrylic roller is shown above)
-medium-sized paint brush
Additional Supply Options:
-flocking powder (optional)
-Mod Podge OR all-purpose glue (you'll only need this if you're planning on using flocking powder)
-acrylic craft paint (you may decide to leave the bunnies unpainted, but if you are flocking, I suggest painting with a matching color under the flocking powder, based on my experience during the project)
-fine-tip brush black acrylic paint OR a medium- to fine-tip permanent marker
-cookie cutter OR template for cutting a smaller custom-sized shape (Click here for template)
Step Two: Slice off a thin piece of clay from the bottom of the bunny so that it will stand up when it's finished, or you may stand up the bunny and squish it down a bit to make sure it has a flat bottom.
I will warn you—flocking these little guys took quite a bit of time and required more powder than I had anticipated. If I were to do this project over again, I would buy one color of paint and one color of flocking powder (in a larger container size), then paint the bunnies before flocking them. This would prevent the need for multiple layers of flocking powder to cover the background color.
To flock the bunnies, cover with a thick layer of Mod Podge, sprinkle with a generous amount of flocking powder, and press the powder into the Mod Podge with your finger. Be careful not to let glue seep into the slits of the ears, or you will need to gently cut the dried glue out with a blade afterwards. You can do multiple layers of flocking if the first layer isn't thick enough.
Step Six: Use a fine-tip paint brush and black paint to give your bunnies three little dots for eyes and nose. If you don't have paint but have a medium- to fine-tip permanent marker, that should do the trick too.
Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson, Photos edited with Spring and Valentine of the Signature Collection.