One of my favorite things about Easter is decorating. I don’t actually like taking my kids to see a person dressed up like the Easter Bunny, but I do enjoy the Easter Bunny story. This year, our Easter baskets are bunnies with pink, green, and blue ears and I decided to make these little pots to go along with them. They are a super cute decorating idea and can be made in an afternoon. Easter is still a couple weeks away so you’ve got plenty of time to whip up some bunnies for yourself!
You don’t really need that much. Since I was making 3, I got 3 terra cotta pots from the garden center. I chose pots without a hole on the bottom because I originally thought I was going to put candy in it and I didn’t want jelly beans to fall out. You also need some yarn for the tail, some felt for the ears (the template I used is below), and some paint. I used a pom pom maker to make my tails but you don’t actually need one to make a pom pom.
I started off by painting my pots. It took 3 coats to get it covered. Make sure to let them dry in between coats or your paint brush will just take the paint off and leave it all splotchy. It took about 15-20 minutes between coats.
While the pots were drying, I cut out the ears and made my pom poms. I wanted my ears to stand up and be sturdy so I did 2 pieces of white and 1 piece of color per ear. I then made 3 pom poms in white yarn to match the white pot.
Now to finish the bunnies! I used black paint to make eyes and pink for the nose. Then I took my hot glue gun and glued the ears together. I think glued the ears to the pots and then glued the tail down. Since I used hot glue, as soon as the glue cooled down, the ears and tail were stuck. No need to sit and hold. Is there anything better than glue gun? I think not. At least while crafting.
I think they turned out really cute. I put plastic eggs in them as decoration but you could fill them with candy. I think on Easter, since the eggs will be hidden, I’ll put some candy in the kids to enjoy.
Here is the template I used if you want to make your own bunnies. It should print out, taking up 1/4 of a normal printer page.
If you make these, I’d love to see! Drop your link in the comments!