Give makeovers to a Painted Bunny and Wood Basket for Easter Decor. This easy craft combines an old ceramic bunny with a thrift store find wooden basket, and plastic carrots for a cute Easter piece.
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Ceramic Bunny and Wood Basket Makeover for Easter Decor
I found this wood basket at my local Goodwill. It was in great shape and priced at $1.99. I cleaned it using TSP before painting.
My idea for this project was to have a bright and colorful Easter decor piece. I gave it two coats of DecoArt Vintage Chalk Paint.
This copper bunny is one I found a few years ago. I used it for a fun, Casual Easter Tablescape. For this project, I wanted a white bunny.
I used Rust-Oleum Chalked Linen spray paint for the base coat and then followed that up with a light coat of ivory chalk paint using a foam brush. To dress the bunny up a little, I tied a piece of teal twine into a bow around its neck.
There seemed to be something missing from the bunny. I didn’t like that the eyes and mouth were white. Using the end of a paint brush, I added dots of blue for its eyes and peach for its mouth and nose.
Once the basket was dry, I added white Easter grass and speckled eggs to it.
Painting Dollar Store Plastic Carrots
Have you seen the carrot jump ropes at Dollar Tree? I bought these last year and cut the rope from them, but never got around to using them for a craft.
Using a combination of ivory, peach, and brown paints, I changed the look of the plastic carrots. I started with a base coat of ivory.
I placed wood skewers into the openings and stuck those in a foam block for easy painting.
After the white paint was dry, I added peach paint. Before that had a chance to dry, I used a lint free cloth to wipe the excess away to blend in with the white paint for a soft, muted look for the carrots. I used hot glue to add circles of twine around the top. I cut some short pieces of twine and hot glued them just inside the opening of the carrots.
To finish off the carrots, I added streaks of brown paint into the grooves and tied the two of them together with twine.
The bunny isn’t attached to the basket because I might want to use it for different decor next year. If you want to make it more permanently attached, use hot glue on the base.
Supply List for Painted Bunny and Wood Basket for Easter Decor
- Ceramic Bunny
- Thrift Store Find Wood Basket
- TSP and Lint Free Cloth for Cleaning Basket
- Paint and Brushes
- Twine (Blue and Teal)
- Hot Glue
- White Easter Grass
- Speckled Eggs
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