How to Create an Adorable Bunny Mirror for a Unisex Nursery
Learn how to make an adorable bunny rabbit shatterproof mirror that’s perfect for Unisex or gender-neutral Nurseries.
This adorable Bunny Mirror for a unisex nursery is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
Unisex nurseries or gender-neutral nurseries are heavily on-trend. It’s all about boho chic and neutral colors. But I say introduce items that will spur your child’s imagination, like animal shapes and all sorts of color. So in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a mirror that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit that would be the perfect decorative element for any child, boy, or girl’s nursery.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 1.5mm Chipboard
- Removable vinyl
- Self-adhesive mirror sheets
- Multi-purpose glue
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut Maker
- Knife Blade
- Fine point blade
- StrongGrip Mat
- StandardGrip Mat
- Masking/Painter’s Tape
OK, Let’s Get Crafty!
Step 1. Load SVG to Cricut Design Space or Head over to project.
Everything is color coded by the step. The back of the bunny mirror is gray, the frame is black, the mirror sheet is orange and the vinyl is lavender.
Step 2. Cut out the back of the bunny mirror.
First start by selecting the back of the mirror. Select 1.5mm Chipboard in materials and position the bunny head on the mat where you’ll be placing the chipboard on the StrongGrip Mat within Cricut Design Space.
Adhere the chipboard to the StrongGrip mat and apply tape to the edges.
Insert the knife blade and load the mat. Proceed with cutting out the back of the mirror.
Step 3. Cut out the frame of the bunny mirror.
Set the material to basswood in the Cricut Design Space. And ensure the knife blade is still loaded
Attach the basswood to the StrongGrip mat and tape off the edges.
Load and cut out the frame to the bunny rabbit mirror.
Step 4. Cut out the shatterproof mirror.
So the mirror sheet can actually be cut out with a pair of scissors. But I opted to load it on a standard grip mat and let my Cricut do the cutting.
Change the blade on the Maker out to the fine point blade and change the setting to a custom setting that would be able to accommodate this material.
So I set to a light chipboard and hit cut over and over until it had fully cut through the material. So about 5-6 times. I’m sure it would have been easier to just cut it our with a pair of scissors. But I was in a Cricut cutting zone. Hahaha
Step 5. Cut out the vinyl for the ears and bunny whiskers.
Change the materials setting within Cricut Design Space to vinyl and load the vinyl to the standard Grip mat or light grip mat.
I opted for a removal vinyl because it allows me the opportunity to change out the color when ever I feel the mood. This is a perfect option for a gender neutral or unisex nursery.
Step 6. Assembly.
Now that everything is cut out, it’s time to put the bunny mirror together.
Place the frame over the backing for the mirror and sketch out where the opening is. This will be your reference point for adhering the mirrored sheet. Now remove the backing of the mirror and adhere to the chipboard backing.
Now taking multi-purpose glue glue the frame of the mirror to the chipboard backing. Place something heavy over the mirror while the glue dries. I prefer this over hot glue because it’s cleaner and lays flat.
Now the fun part: Apply the vinyl ears and whiskers. Enjoy and watch the smile this will bring your little one as he or she looks at themselves in the mirror.
I absolutely love this cute little wooden bunny-shaped mirror. Yes, it works well in any unisex or gender-neutral nursery decor, but it would also be great as a baby shower or Christmas gift, Easter project, or kid’s room wall decor. It’s stylish and modern. You can even personalize it to include your child’s name.
I just love this adorable kid’s mirror? What shape should I tackle next?
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