I wasn’t going to buy a bunny this year! NOT a single one! But how could I resist the cute wood bunny silhouette (with stand) that was under $10 at Michaels? He needed me so, I took him home, fringed crepe paper in shades of orange, dipped the crepe tips with my favorite german glitter, added a bow with a paper flower and all of a sudden, like bunnies do, I had another one!
This is Bunny after I painted him orange using my favorite paint by Handmade Modern.
Let’s take a moment to talk about crepe and fringing. I use Italian crepe paper from Cartefini which is a crafting crepe sold on line and is not the same crepe you get at party stores. I regularly use the heavy weight 180 gram for flower making, and fringing. But lately I’ve liked using medium weight 90 gram for its versatility and finished look.
For fringing this bunny, I unrolled the crepe about 12-14 inches and cut horizontal strips in 12” lengths with the width according to how wide I need my fringe. Shown is about 2 inches. *Now, stretch out the cut paper to about 50% of its original size.
I’ll then fold the cut piece keeping the grain up and down using clips to help hold the crepe in place and start cutting leaving ½ inch uncut at top. To add glitter I’ll roll the cut fringe up like a film roll or loose money roll and dip ends into elmers glue then dip into glitter. Be sure to unroll the fresh glittered fringe so that it doesnt stick together!
Next step is to start layering onto your now painted wooden bunny. Treat it like a pinata starting at bottom and moving your way up. Use a hot glue gun for this step.
No bunny is complete without carrots and flowers. It also provided the perfect opportunity to use a very special yellow linen cloth from Pandora Balthazar. I knew my color palette for this table was shades of orange and yellow. But one couldn’t overpower the other and the yellow cloth was the perfect shade. Pandoras pieces are not sold online but please email me if you are interested in this yellow linen! Vintage yellow linen cloth from Pandora Balthazar. The crochet border is large and the crochet rectangle pattern repeats on top of the cloth. A very special piece for sure!
Napkins are Pandora Balthazar, leaf placemat is from Michaels and the shred is from scraps of crepe paper I keep for reasons just like this!
I love to incorporate fresh produce in Easter decor like the carrots shown here as well as cabbage, radish and anything that reminds me of a country farm during spring.
The mechanics behind it are easy when you use florist wire and green picks to secure and insert into wet floral foam. Same with the nest, I hot glued a green pic to the bottom of the nest for easy insertion into the foam.
All these mentioned supplies can be found in my amazon storefront.
My Easter wish is that everyone finds that element, or thing, that will inspire an entire Easter tablescape. For me, it was this silly craft bunny and I’d say he was a good investment.