Monday, April 11, 2011

Vintage Inspired Easter Bunny Treat Bucket


The other day, I made a few of these buckets.

Thought I'd share how I made them, in case you wanted to make one or four yourself. Ha!

I started with a 4" peat pot, and cut off the top rim.


Next, I needed a base for the ears, so I broke a Popsicle stick in half and hot glued the two pieces to the pot. After mixing up Fast Mache' according to the directions, I began covering the outside of the entire piece.


Once the outside of the pot was covered, I let it dry in the oven for an hour or so. When the outside was fairly dry, I covered the inside with Fast Mache', and let the whole piece completely dry in the oven.


I drilled two holes in the sides for a handle.


Base paint was next - I used pink.


After the pink paint dried, I used white for the top coat. I didn't cover the pink perfectly, because I wanted some pink to show under the white.


I then drew on the design of his face before I painted it.


To finish, I added a wire handle wrapped in tinsel, a crepe paper flower, and bow.


Tah -dah!



3 comments:

Mom of 3 Girleighs said...

awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am definitely glad to find this. Good job!

Suzette and Sarah said...

How cute!