Feb 242013
 

Easter’s coming up and I’m starting to think about how I’ll decorate this year. Its still a bit early to hang up our Easter eggs in the trees outside, but I came up with a cute little scene in a flower pot to put on our bookcase that’s whimsical and fun. Here’s a tutorial for an Easter Bunny planter with little signs pointing out the way for cute bunnies.

Here’s what you’ll need: A flower pot, moss (real or artificial), something to fill the pot with (dirt or styrofoam/filler), a branch or dowel, craft sticks, acrylic craft paint, a craft knife or small saw, a paintbrush or two, a hot-glue gun and some little bunny or Easter egg figures.

 First measure your branch against the size of your pot and trim it so that its not too tall – it should be about double the size of the pot. Next, trim your craft sticks so that they’ve got a pointed end and a flat end – they don’t have to be perfect, it will look better if its rustic.

I trimmed my craft sticks using a craft knife and I had to score the wood and then break it off – the knife wasn’t quite strong enough to cut cleanly through.

Next paint the sticks in whichever colors you’d like – paint both sides of the sticks and the edges too.

Once you’ve painted the sticks you’ll need to paint the destinations on them – I used rabbit literary references for ours. I painted the words on both sides of the sticks so I could decide afterwards which side looked better and still be able to alternate the arrows.

The Briar Patch = Br’er Rabbit, Mr. McGregor’s Garden = Peter Rabbit, Toon Town = Roger Rabbit, Bunny Hill = where the Easter Bunny skis.

Next, you’ll need to use a hot-glue gun to glue the signs to the branch or dowel. Once the glue’s dried you can put the branch in the pot and then fill it with your fill material. I used real moss from my garden so I filled my pot with soil, but if you’re using artificial moss you could fill the pot with anything under the moss. You will want a bit of weight though to balance out the weight of the branch and keep the pot and branch upright.

Finally you can add whatever little figure you’d like to the pot – I used these sisal bunnies but tiny easter eggs would be cute too, or little birds, tulips or daffodils, or . . ? The possibilities are endless.

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  26 Responses to “Easter Bunny Flower Pot with Direction Signs”

  1. Oh, how cute is that? Adorable. You’ve created a great tutorial as well! Love it!
    Karen

  2. Cute idea Meghan! Nice to see a tut with a project as well. I stopped by from Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party.

  3. This is absolutely adorable & very creative. I came by from Cuddlebug Cuties. Hugs~Patti

  4. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a super cute Easter idea, I love it!!! I just started following you since you have so many great ideas! Come follow me back at http://www.clearwatercottage.blogspot.com

  6. Cute blog! I found you on My Turn For Us weekend blog hop. I am starting a blog party at: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/02/tried-and-true-recipes-from-our-families.html. I hope you will join me!

  7. That is so cute! 🙂

  8. That is so cute I’m pinning it! Well done.

  9. Hi Meghan,cute idea!
    Your bunnies are very nice
    Greetings from Italy
    Roberta
    La Sportina

  10. This is just precious!

  11. How adorable! I especially love the directions sign! Happy Friday from the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

  12. This is so cute!! You did a great job. I love the little bunnies. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share. Your newest follower, too! 🙂

    Kathy
    lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

  13. So adorable, I love this. The little bunnies are so cute! And it’s such a creative idea. You are so talented I can’t wait to see what you create next.

  14. These are adorable. The little sign absolutely makes these. Thanks for sharing on Thurdays Treasures.

  15. Oh my goodness is that adorable! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. I am now following via Pinterest, FB, Twitter & Google+!

  16. Very cute! Followed your link from pin me party

  17. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. you have a super cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

  18. This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by tomorrow to share another one of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

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