Made by Isis Vandelannote
It has been a while since I made a new paper mache sculpture (I’m more of an amateur, making sculptures to relax). I made some bunnies, a few years ago, but I suddenly got this crazy idea that I wanted to make some dancing bunnies, that also could “hang” on a vintage street light. A bit like a romantic dancing scene from some movie. So that’s what I did. Both the street light (which actually works!) and the bunnies are made of paper mache. I have made them in a way that the bunnies can dance together, without the street light, so the street light, and the bunnies, can be used separately. I really liked the patina finish of Jonni’s ballarina bunny, but finding the products for the green patina finish in Belgium was a challenge. Eventually, I found something called Pébéo verdigris patina kit, which worked really well.
They are now part of our home decoration for Easter.
Hope you enjoy it!
6 thoughts on “Paper mache Easter bunnies”
Wow beautiful Isis, really love them!!
Thanks Rex! The street light was actually fairly simple. I used a cardboard pipe, and for the base I used two round cardboard boxes. I filled the base and the pipe almost entirely with sand to hold the street light steady. Everyting was covered with about 5 layers of paper mache. I spray-painted everyting with a high-gloss metallic black paint. For the light itself we went to the hardware store, where we bought a lamp socket, and an electric wire with the plug already attached to it. The only thing we had to do was attaching the electric whire to the socket with a screw driver, and screwing a light bulb into the socket.
What a great Easter decoration! You did a really nice job on the sculptures and an impressive job on the finishing. I would be proud to display them in my home! Cute touch with the street lamp that works!
Thanks Eileen 🙂
Isis, glad to see you back and doing such wonderful sculptures. The bunnies are great. I don’t know how you manages the street light. Great.
Oh, I think something went wrong with my reply, as it does not show as a direct reply to your comment. Anyway, it does show the comment on top of the page now. I have tried to explain a little more on the way I made the street light in that comment. 🙂