Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring is FAB!

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Are you just loving springtime where you are?! The days are so beautiful! The birds are singing and the sunshine is a great dose of antidepressant! LOL  At the barbwired bunch house we are still doing all we can to prep for Easter.
Today's craft, I originally saw at Rook No. 17 by Jenn. She has a beautiful and inspirational blog, go check it out here. Here is the link to her bunny topiary.
When I saw this I knew I wanted to make some, they were just too sweet. I found out, they are also super simple.
To begin I purchased the bunnies from Pier 1. I was amazed at their $2.95 price. I then ventured to thrift stores for a crate. No luck finding a crate, but I did get this cute basket.

I began to spray paint it white, the paint just soaked right in.
At first, I was disappointed, but I really liked the distressing without stressing look.
I already had the terra cotta pots, so I just used turquoise spray paint to cover those.
I lucked out that the three pots just fit in the basket. I had not bothered to measure anything, naturally.
Next, I placed some packing styrofoam into each of the pots. I did have to cut this to make it fit.

I then found some precious pink velvet ribbon I had and hot glued
it around the little bunnies necks. I had some vintage daisy lace
that I cut a daisy off of for each of the bunnies.
Then I glued a flower bead in the center of the lace daisy.
This got hot glued on to cover up the ends of the ribbon.

I had to then decide on the heights of my bunnies.
When they were all the same height, they were so close
they appeared to be sniffing each others heinies.
Not a look I wanted. So I went with the stepped bunnies.

I then added the spanish moss at the base of the bunny to cover the styrofoam.
Finally, I added a bow. I got this ribbon at Micheal's after Christmas clearance.
I loved the color and thought I could use it year round. Guess that was a good idea, huh?

We really like our little barbwired bunny bunch.

They are at home with us!

Go enjoy your spring day! Thank the Father above for it!!

barbwired blessings to you and you!

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  1. I needed that! Super cute. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Amber, I love the way you made this project "spring" to life! The basket is wonderful, and those little daisies take the bunnies to the next level of uber-cuteness!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  3. This is such a cute project! You just can't go wrong with little bunnies and "moss". Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I love those bunnies! Make me want to adopt them! Well done; very pretty decoration...

  5. Love the sweet bunny topiaries!!

  6. I got some of those too!! I just love them!

  7. way cute! cute blog.


  8. eeck! these bunnies are so cute! i want some. haha. perfect spring decor :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  9. Adorable! love it that they are jumping throught he garden! xoox,t racie

  10. I love them!! I'll have to stop by Pier 1 soon!! LOL!!

  11. I love what you did with your bunnies!! Too cute. I would love it is you stopped by to see what I did with mine! I'm your newest follower!


  12. LOVE it!! I need to get some bunnies soon!! TFS!

  13. The bunnies are so adorable!
    Your new follower


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