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I have been unofficially collecting bunny themed items my entire life. I suspect my “addiction” comes from reading Beatrix Potter stories about Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny and, of course, Alice in Wonderland, when I was little. Probably even a little from getting candy from the Easter Bunny every year (I do love a man who brings me candy). Either way this time of year is like 2nd Christmas for me. There are bunnies EVERYWHERE! It makes me hear the pokémon song in my head “gotta catch’em all, gotta catch’em all). Currently I am lusting over the Easter Collection from Pottery Barn.
I will own that cupcake stand, and maybe the cookie jar. So damn cute.
Bunnies, bunnies and more bunnies! With Easter only a few days away I figured it was okay to do a couple holiday themed posts. Even if you don’t any religious connection to the day, with bunnies (did I mention bunnies?) and candy I think Easter still has a little something for everyone. At the very least, it’s an excuse to have brunch, and who doesn’t enjoy brunch?
I love these little place card holders by The Sweetest Occasion. They’re festive without being overly girly, and you could switch out the bunnies for other animals if you wanted to use this idea for non-Easter related gatherings. Cat or Corgi card holders anyone? (Stefanie, you know what i’m talking about)
- plastic bunnies
- needle nose pliers
- gold spray paint
- drill with a 1/32″ drill bit
- wire or old ornament hook
Drill little holes in the tops of your bunnies, holding them securely with the pliers. Be extra careful to let the drill bit do the work – it is a thin drill bit and if you press too hard it could snap. Also, when you reach your depth, keep the drill spinning as you pull straight out. This makes it easier to remove the drill.
I formed the wire before painting, but you can do it after, too. Straighten your ornament hook, or cut a small length of wire about 2 inches.
Grab the end of the wire in the needle nose pliers and wrap, leaving about 3/4 of the length straight. This will be inserted in the bunny, creating a holder for the place card. Spray paint the bunnies gold outside on a piece of cardboard, using about 3 thin coats. Let dry after each coat. For each coat, lay the bunnies on varying sides, to ensure you get good coverage around those little ears and feet.
Another fun idea is to skip the wire inserts and use these little gold treasures as Easter egg prizes. Sadly, I don’t know if I could convince Andy and his friends to hunt Eater eggs with me. I did briefly consider telling them one of the eggs had a $20 in it, but then I had visions of four overgrown man children shoving each other and tearing apart my backyard.
Images and original tutorial from here.