Looking for an easy and adorable bunny project? I’m sharing how to make a vintage bunny pot for Easter.
I have a bunny obsession, well I don’t have a bunny but I have lots of bunny things and I am always excited when the daffodils bloom, in my mind that’s when I can break out all things bunny.
This year is no exception. I found these vintage english potting pots at an antique store and went right to work transforming them into bunny pots.
Perfect for a mini easter basket, to plant pansies in or add some grass or a candle.
Come see how to make one yourself.
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CREATING YOUR BUNNIES AND CARROTS
For my bunnies I used two different silicon molds.
A larger jumping bunny and then a smaller bunny, like tiny actually.
To create my bunnies I used both DAS Air Dry and Sculpey clay. The Sculpey is less brittle but either clay works fine.
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To get the curve of the pot so the bunny dries flat, I draped them across the pot with the pot on its side.
For the Sculpey rabbits, I made some just in the molds, then I made some where the clay filled the entire back of the mold so the bunnies were raised up on a flatter piece of clay. I like both looks, you can do either.
For the carrots, I rolled out my DAS Terra Cotta clay and took a butter knife and made lines along the carrot. I made several sizes as I used some for this cute Grapevine Spring Wreath I recently made.
For the green on the carrot, I put a drop of glue on the top and then dipped it in leftover moss. I also used this green leaf garland on the larger ones.
DECORATING YOUR POTS WITH CLAY
After you make your bunnies and carrots, then you need to decide if you want to paint your pots.
I love the whitewash look. To achieve this look, I used Dixie Belle’s Silk Mineral Paint in Whitecap.
For an extra dimension, I used Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in Brown.
Whitewashing the pots, then wiping some off, then using a little dark wax, I played around with each of them until I liked the look.
On another project recently I used the gray wax. These are favorites of mine to have on hand.
Next step is to adhere your bunnies and carrots to the pots.
I used both a hot glue gun and E-6000 glue. For speed you can’t beat the glue gun and it can be popped off if you need to reposition.
For a longer lasting and slower drying method, use the E-6000.
The carrots were attached to twine with a drop of hot glue, then I wrapped the twine several times around the pot and tied it.
They make a great pair.
WAYS TO STYLE YOUR BUNNY POTS
There are endless ways to style these. I used moss to the inside and added one of my Stamped Clay Eggs.
I planted pansies in some of them.
You could add an egg and use that as a name tag for a spring or Easter dinner.
If you have a small bag of goodies, you could glue a twine handle to the inside and use that as a gift.
These are not to have food directly touching them.
Even just the pot with nothing inside appeals to me. I did put some votives in a few of the pots, they would make a great addition to the dining table.
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Thanks so much for stopping by Saved From Salvage. I hope you enjoyed these bunny pots, for other Easter Ideas, you can see my Easy Easter Egg Wreath and Easter Tablescapes. Oh and don’t miss HOW TO MAKE AN OLD PAINT CAN A PLANTER.
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