Saturday, May 16, 2020

Trojan Rabbit

Happy Saturday, everyone! Connie here with another project inspired by one of my favorite movies – Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In the movie, King Arthur's knights built the rabbit to help them sneak  into the castle controlled by Frenchmen. How very crafty of them!
My version started with a GSL MiniHouse Shadowbox 2 which is easily assembled with tacky glue.
Once assembled, the roof hangs over the side walls of the house a bit to form eaves. I didn't want those for this project so I marked where to remove the overhanging bit and carefully cut away those pieces using a straight edge and a sharp knife.
The exterior walls and roof of the house were covered with coffee stir sticks. I cut the sticks longer than needed and glued them in place. When the glue dried the excess was easily snipped off using a flush wire cutter.
I drew out a pattern for the rabbit head and used it to cut identical pieces from an MME Necessities wood grain paper.
The rabbit heads were glued together with the exception of the top half of the ears, which got turned down. The eye is white cardstock. I made a wash of burnt umber acrylic paint with a bit of water to stain the wooden exterior. 
I added GSL Wheels 1 Inch Fancy that I painted a darker brown and glued into place onto a skewer. I used E6000 to adhere them to the bottom of the rabbit. 
Since the house is a shadowbox, I papered the interior with the same wood grain paper I used for the rabbit's head. To show the intended purpose of the rabbit, I added an image of the knights inside set on a piece of double sided foam tape.
This project came together really fast and I pretty much giggled the entire time I was making it. Thanks for stopping by!

GSL Products Used

Other Supplies Used
Tacky glue
E6000 glue
Acrylic paint
MME Necessities paper
Coffee stir sticks
Wooden skewer
Printed image
Foam tape


  1. This is incredible! Thanks for sharing this treasure with us. It brought back fond memories of watching Monty Python. A favorite quote- “I’m not dead yet, it’s just a flesh wound”

  2. hahaha I love this Connie, what a surprise to see the knights hiding inside! ~ Elle