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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