Curious Bunny Pots

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Curious Bunny Pots

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Having grown up on a sod farm, I would often see bunnies hiding in the wild flowers. I always thought it was the cutest sight ever! Bunnies are very dear to my heart, even as a kid I was obsessed with protecting them and making sure they were safe.  I made these Curious Bunny Pots to decorate my house for Easter! I take them out every year and add new ones to the collection. Such a fantastic conversation piece. I put them in the corners of the house, on the tables, by the front door, and Ava now has one in her room (without the candy eggs). They bring joy and an abundance of adorableness to any home!

Materials:
  • Flower Pot
  • Newspaper
  • Green crinkle paper or Easter Grass
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Candy Eggs or Faux Mini Easter Eggs
  • Styrofoam Ball
  • Fuzzy Yarn
  • 1 Pom Pom for tail
  • Felt (pink for toes and another color to match fur)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun

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Instructions:

  1. Ball up the newspaper and place in the flower pot until pot is 3/4 full, top off with green crinkle paper or Easter grass. Set aside.
  2. Place dabs of glue on the styrofoam ball then wrap the ball with the yarn until the entire ball is covered. Be careful when using the glue gun because the glue is very hot, use the glue gun to secure the yarn in any bare spots so the styrofoam is completely hidden.
  3. Glue the yarn-covered ball to the inside edge of the pot so that it sits just on top of the green crinkle paper. (See in photo)
  4. Cut two bunny footprint shapes out of the white felt. (Kind of like an egg shape, see photo)
  5. Cut out 8 tiny raindrop shapes from the pink felt for the toes. Glue 4 toes on each foot.
  6. Glue the tail and the two feet onto the yarn-covered ball in the pot, add flowers and eggs for decoration.

Tips:

  • The yarn is very important, regular yarn doesn’t really work. I tried a feather boa which didn’t work well either. I found the fuzzy yarn works amazingly well!
  • These can also be made with baskets or wooden crates instead of clay pots.
  • Store them for future Easter holidays.
  • You can paint the clay pots any color.
  • You can make your bunnies different colors and use different kinds of flowers. I liked the look of wild flowers since it reminds me of my childhood.
  • These can be made in a variety of sizes. Large pots with full-sized bunnies would be cute at the front door!
  • I like the idea of using candy eggs or the wrapped chocolate eggs. It’s a fun way to display chocolate easter treats around the house leading up to Easter!

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