Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easy Project With Bunnies on a Stick



(originally posted April 9, 2009)


Ok, ok...yes, I know these cute bunnies on a stick are so yesterday's news. I have seen them on everyone's blogs and LOVE them, but never got around to getting some of my own. My sister, Jen, just happened to be at Pier One today when I called. I told her about the flying bunnies and that she just HAD to get one. Not only did she get one, but she also got a couple for me. Too sweet. Have I told ya'll how much I LOVE my 3 sisters? No...well, let me tell you again. They are my best friends and I would be lost without them! Anyhoo, as I was pondering what exactly to do with these little cuties, I had an idea. See all those supplies in the picture above? That's what I started with. I already had everything sitting around waiting to be fabulatized. (yes, I just made a new word...deal) So, I started by stuffing crumpled up magazine pages into the bottom of these yard sale urn thingies. Then I popped in some floral foam, wedged it in real tight with more crumpled pages, stuck the bunnies in, covered the top with moss and...VOILA!

Easy Peasy.


No, the bright green reindeer moss just isn't working for me. Too many greens that clash...not good. Something else is missing. What could it be? Oh yeah, it needs a ribbon. Well, duh, of course it does. Everything looks better with a little bow tied around it. Ya'll know I have a problem...it's not a secret that I am a ribbon addict.

Yes...this is sooooo much better.

Bunnies, and toile, and moss...oH mY!



Remember this bowl I got for 50 cents at a yard sale? It is perfect for holding my fuzzy green pine cones that I paid WAY too much for, but had to have them, and now almost regret buying them, but not really. The dirt cheap bowl and the pricey pine cones just balance each other out, right? I think this might be my favorite spring decoration yet. So simple.

My friend Jamie is having a fun giveaway on her blog for an absolutely adorable fabric applique set. Not only is this a fun giveaway, it also supports a wonderful cause. Be sure and check it out here @ Our Journey.



12 comments:

A Touch of Country said...

very cute and adorable! I do love your fuzzy pinecones as well...someday I might try recreating them with some spray glue and left over moss fragments from the bottom of the bags that I usually throw away.

Thanks for a great post.

Hugs,

Natalie

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

So cute!! Ok, before I even read the caption I eyed in the green pine cones! Love them!! I really need to get my hands on some of that reindeer moss ... love that too! I haven't found any over here though!

P.S. I'm holding my first Giveaway so if you get the chance, check it out. It's an iron-on applique! :o)

shoestringliving said...

Very cute, I like the mossy pine cones.

Tardevil said...

Too cute! You must be from the south b/c we tassel and ribbon anything that doesn't move here! LOL! Love those mossy pinecones, regardless of how much you paid for them, they are worth it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I didn't realize these bunnies were so popular! I love this and I am itching to just make some regular topiaries for two empty urns I've got. Love your ribbon additions, and your pine cone and thrifty dish display. Lots of natural elements and I think they make for a great Spring vignette.

Leanne said...

I don't have any of those bunnies. Now I feel really left out. Should I make a trip to Pier 1? I'll have to think about it. Those fuzzy pinecones are awesome. Of course, you had to get them. I love the whole look.

Nancy said...

Very cute! I've seen them a lot, too. But yours look neat in those containers.

Nancy

FrouFrouBritches said...

Those turned out super cute! Love them!

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

Thanks for the shout-out Amanda!

Richella said...

You're so funny. It's one of my favorite things about you.

I love your flying bunny. And your green pinecones. And your cheap bowl. All in all, I'd say you're very balanced. :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Super cute and modern looking Easter decoration!

Great blog - I'm going to follow!

Embellished Bayou said...

Very cute, the ribbon was just the touch it needed! I'm having an Easter linky party on my blog, if you get a chacne stop by and link up!
http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-linky-party.html

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