I turned one of the little white muslin bunnies in to a rustic, rusty
fairy princess. It all started with a rusty tin and a bottle of white
tin has to be rusty to start with or you must pop a few rusty nails etc
in to encourage the growth of rust in the vinegar. the longer you leave
everything in there, the richer the colour you will get. I wasn't very
patient (I never am) so managed to leave it in there for 6 or 7 hours
at the most. I am ashamed of myself. no self restraint. had I managed to
leave it for a couple of days i expect the results would have been
well I didnt so here is how I made her despite under rusting.
rusted some white linen from a very old table cloth, some strips of
lace, the bunny and a lovely crown. once they were out of the vinegar, I
rinsed thoroughly and let them dry and pressed them with the iron.
decorated the linen by stamping stars on it, then turned it in to a
little dress adding the lace and sewing on the little heart buttons
(they are sewn on very loosely so the wiggle about when you move the
I also made her an underskirt from hessian (burlap)
with a linen band along the bottom, stamped with hearts. this helps keep
her dress puffed up nicely. I glued on little rusty stars on the
glued the crown to her head, sewed some little rusty bells to her feet
and attached a rusty star to her hand...the finishing touch was to
attach two large rusty stars to her back to make her rust fairy wings.
Supplies used from Calico Crafts:
Muslin Bunny HERE
rusty jingle bells HERE
rusty hearts and stars HERE
star stamps from the 7 gypsies Lille set HERE
primitive heart buttons HERE
hessian (burlap) HERE
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