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Dollar Tree DIY | Adorable Easter Bunny Pots | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey guys I hope you’re all feeling fabulous today!  So Today I have this adorable DIY Easter Bunny Pot Tutorial for you.  It is another super simple project but this time the project can be time consuming (because of the drying time for the paint)  I think it’s adorable and if you have any school aged kids, they may love making this project with you!

What you will need:

  • Terra Cotta Pots (Dollar Tree)
  • Plastic Spoons (Dollar Tree)
  • Sanding sponge (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint Brushes (Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Dollar Tree) *optional
  • Easter Grass (Dollar Tree) or anywhere 😉
  • Floral Foam (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint (Wal-Mart)
  • Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
  • newspaper or something to protect your surface
  • Sharpies

DIRECTIONS:

First thing I did was sand down the spoons to remove the shine.  This will help the paint to adhere to the spoons easier.

Next painted the pots white.  You may need to paint 2 – 3 coats (allow drying time in between).  Next I painted the pot’s rim (again giving it 2 -3 coats).  I also painted some polka dots on the side of the pots.  I also painted the spoons to coordinate with the pots.

Once everything is dry you can draw the faces on the spoons.  I drew dots for eyes and triangles for beak or  bunny nose.  The whiskers are “V” shapes 😉  I decided to make some bunny ears out of pipe cleaners, I cut out the pipe cleaners and shaped them into ears.  Next I hot glued them to the back of the spoons.  I also hot glued some decorative ribbon to the “neck” of the spoons.

Lastly I assembled my pots.  I cut down the floral foam to fit the narrowest part of the pot, then I inserted the foam, my spoons and easter grass.  I also wrote my daughter’s names on a scrap piece of scrapbook paper and taped it onto a toothpick.  and that’s it!

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Paper Wreath {Tutorial}

Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

Today I thought I’d show you this very cute wreath I made using paper and cardboard.  It was a fun little project and I received tons of comments on it.  I even had a request from Tan’s grandmother that I should make her one as well lol 😉 It was such a fun project and I loved the compliments I received from this wreath that I thought I’d share a “how to” tutorial with you wonderful peeps. Awesome right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • glue gun and glue
  • stapler
  • white paper (I used printer paper)
  • cardboard
  • Christmas ornaments (i used 2 different sizes)
  • ribbon (for hanging)
  • scissors or exact o knife (to cut the cardboard)
  • 10″ plate
  • 8″ plate
  • 4″ bowl

Other helpful tools

  • pencil
  • sharpie/marker
  • hole puncher

I’ve seen wreaths similar to mine made using newspaper or and old used book.  Since I wanted to create a “White Christmas” theme this year I nixed the idea of using newspapers and I didn’t have the heart to destroy a perfectly good book.  Especially this time of year, where there are plenty of people that could use a good book, especially one that’s been well loved!

I had some left over white paper I bought a few years back when Office Max from my neighborhood was going out of business and got them for a steal!  I had about 4-5 reams lefts, plenty to use for my project!  So the first thing I did was fold and tear the papers in half.  I did this to about 60 pages, which doubled them to 120.

Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

After I was done tearing the pages in half I then rolled them into cone shapes and secured them with tape.  I used regular tape but if you prefer for the tape not to show I suggest using double sided tape and adhering it to the inside of the cone.  I ran out of double sided tape so regular tape it was! 😉

DIY Paper Wreath | Hip N Creative

Once I was done rolling and taping, I stapled each cone about an inch from the bottom tip of the cone.  When I was done with all 120 cones, I set them to the side and started working on my wreath template.

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Using a  10″plate (and a pencil) I traced then cut out a circle.  Then with my sharpie and the 8″ plate and 4″ bowl, I traced the circles.  Try to keep the circles as centered as possible or the cones will be off centered (unless you want it off centered -then it’s ok!).  The sharpie lines will help align the cones.

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Now for the fun part!  Gluing the cones to your cardboard!!  (can you tell I was excited?)  Starting with the first row of sharpie lines,   I glued 4 cones, one at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock as pictured above (or if you prefer: North, South, East and West).

Once that’s done, I just glued along the first row of sharpie lines I created and continued until I had no more space left.

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I then moved onto the second sharpie line, again until there was no room left.

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My final row of cones I glued a bit tighter together, leaving enough room in the center to fill with the Christmas Ornaments.   PaprWreath7Before I glued my ornaments to the wreath, I quickly cut out a 4″ circle and glued it to the center of the wreath.  I just like how it hid any of the “ugly” parts of the wreath’  Making it look nice and neat!  When filling my wreath, I used enough glue to adhere the ornaments to the wreath, but not to much that it looked sloppy!

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Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

This was such a fun project and I absolutely love how it came out!  I definitely consider doing this again and maybe adding a bit more embellishments to the wreath?  I do recommend you give it a try!  If you do create your own wreath drop me a line and let me know how it went!

What about you? Do you have any suggestions on a project I could try or an awesome project you’re working on and want to share your work?  I’d love to year from you!   Send me a line anytime!