1 Cindi Bisson McGee - Behind These Eyes : Here Comes Peter Cottontail.....3 Ways!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Here Comes Peter Cottontail.....3 Ways!

I happened to be shopping the day after Easter last year and stumbled upon a clearance half-price sale on all Easter products. These plastic bunnies were just screaming to be purchased and turned into something new and creative. At .50 cents a piece, I couldn’t go wrong! (Even at the original price of $1.00 these are worth it!) These snap open clear rabbits are originally meant to hold jelly beans, or other small candies in Easter baskets or centerpieces, but I had something else in mind.

The first bunny is beautiful on a windowsill with the sunshine streaming through – it almost looks like stained glass. This was very easy to accomplish. I simply drew diagonal lines using silver liquid leading to create a diamond pattern. Then, after determining the color palette I wanted to use by sketching it out on scrap paper and coloring it in with colored pencils, I followed the sketch and filled in each area with glass stain. Repeat on the back and your bunny is finished. You could still fill him with Easter treats and present him as a great surprise to someone special. Once the treats are gone they will still have a pretty Easter decoration for years to come.

Supplies: plastic rabbit treat holder, Gallery Glass Liquid Leading in silver (http://www.plaidonline.com/), glass stain (http://www.deltacreative.com/) in assorted colors, small paintbrush

Next came the gingham bunny. These soft pastel colors of gingham just say SPRING to me so I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into an Easter decoration. Random size pieces of pale green, blue, pink and yellow gingham were torn and then decopauged into the insides of the bunny using Plaid Mod Podge. A bit of pink and blue gingham ribbon around his neck and he was complete. When placed in a window, the sun still shines a bit through this bunny giving it a soft glow. And yes, it still opens so it can be filled with treats and presented as a gift.

Supplies: plastic rabbit treat holder, gingham cotton fabric in pink, pale blue, pale green and yellow. Pink and blue ¼” gingham ribbon. Plaid Mod Podge, paintbrush.

Spring flowers are popping up everywhere in North Carolina these days. And now they are popping up in this 3rd decorative bunny. This is the easiest of all to make – simply fill the bunny with an assortment of spring colored artificial flowers (with the faces of the flowers facing the outside of the bunny) and close. Then use Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue to attach a few accent flowers to create a wreath around the neck. The sun doesn’t shine through this one, but it still looks bright and cheerful on a windowsill, especially when joined by his two bunny pals.

Supplies: plastic rabbit treat holder, artificial flowers in spring shades, Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue.

The Designer Craft Blog Connection group is presenting a ton of creative Easter ideas today - click the link above to see everyones inspiring projects! 


Tiffany said...

Love the transformation on these bunnies Cindi!

Terry said...

Great ideas!

Beadphoria said...

What is better than getting a bargain? Making that bargain look as fantastic as you did with these bunnies! Great work!

Wishing You Creativity,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful idea!

Melony said...

Oh Wow Cyndi- My fav is the stained glass bunny- you sure did give these clearance sale bunnies an amazing makeover