Think spring with a glittering bunny topiary

It’s cold out there! The bunny who lives in the backyard hasn’t been seen in weeks, and the dog dashes out and back inside as fast as he can. How sweet it would be to see a little sign of spring, and that’s why I’m sharing this Glittering Bunny Topiary from Rebekah Meier. The bunny’s sparkling silhouette remind me that spring will be here soon.

So sweet for spring! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Glittering Bunny Topiary by Rebekah Meier.

To make a Glittering, Bunny Topiary, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 36″ sheet; and one 4” ball
  • Craft stick, ¾” wide
  • Acrylic craft paint in cream
  • Crystal glitter, coarse
  • Clay pot, 4”
  • Tissue tape (Rebekah used Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Tissue Tape in the Sketchbook pattern)
  • Check ribbon, 1” x 1 yd.
  • Lace, ½” x 18”
  • Excelsior
  • Paper flowers, 16 – 20 (Rebekah used purchased flowers, and you could also DIY your own)
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; sharp pencil; straight pins; craft knife or serrated knife; foam paintbrush; dental floss; box lid or newspaper

 To make a Glittering Bunny Topiary:

1. Cut out the bunny pattern, pin it to the foam sheet, and trace around it with a sharp pencil.

2. Cut out the bunny by carefully cutting on the scored line with a craft knife or serrated knife. Finish shaping the bunny by sanding the edges with a scrap piece of foam, and smoothing with your hands.

3. Insert the craft stick in the center, bottom of the bunny.

Cute, sparkling bunny on a springtime flower pot. CraftsnCoffee.com.

The bunny silhouette is a classic.

4. Paint the bunny and craft stick, and while the paint is wet, sprinkle with glitter. Work over a box top, newspaper or tray for easier clean up. Let dry.

5. Paint clay pot, and let dry.

6. Wrap the pot in tissue tape, starting under the rim, and winding the tape down and around, till pot is covered.

7. Insert the 4″ ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam into the pot, and push down till the ball is snug in the pot.

8. Resting the pencil on the rim of the pot, draw a line all around the ball. Holding dental floss in both hands, pull it across the ball along the scored line. The floss will cut right through the foam.

9. Glue lace around the rim of the pot. Tie the check ribbon in a bow, and glue to the top of the pot.

10. Insert the craft stick into the center of the foam ball. Glue small amounts of excelsior around the top, covering the foam ball. Arrange and glue flowers around the top.

11. Tie a bow around the bunny’s neck.

A vintage spring bunny. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Place him in a window where he’ll sparkle.

If you’d like more of a bunny fix, here are a few more spring bunny tutorials.

 Prim Felted Bunny

Rebekah Meier shares an easy felting technique to make this Prim, Felted Bunny. CraftsnCoffee.com

Prim, Felted Bunny by Rebekah Meier.

 Mama & Baby Bunny

Mama & Baby Bunny by Debra Quartermain.

Mama & Baby Bunny by Debra Quartermain.

Yarn Bunny

How cute is this? Kids can make this little Yarn Bunny, too. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Yarn Bunny by Kathleen George.

 

Sock Bunnies

So sweet! Sock bunnies made with little baby socks. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Sock Bunnies.

Yesterday, I saw a beautiful spring photo of blooming crocus taken in Utah. Our crocus won’t bloom for a few months yet. Are you seeing signs of spring where you live?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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13 Responses to Think spring with a glittering bunny topiary

  1. Sar Tann says:

    These projects are super cute! The topiary and felted bunnies are my favorite. Very charming. 🙂

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  3. Angie Dyer says:

    Love, love, love the glittery bunny! It is so cute! Even with today’s snow, you are putting me in a spring mood!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Hooray! Glad you’re thinking “spring”, Angie. We know it’s around the corner, it’s just hard to see it sometimes. Happy spring crafting! Sharon

  4. Patty says:

    Love this!!!!! Very pretty spring project!

  5. LisaM6 says:

    love the glitter. Those bunnies are so cute. Spring at 20* this morning I was wondering if will show up. I did see my tulips are coming up along with My Grandma’s fall crocuses. 🙂

  6. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!! All of the bunnies are adorable! LOVE the paper she used to wrap the pot in! Butteries are tops on my embellishments list!!! THey all ROCK!!! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, thank you. I always love your comments, Barb. I thought Rebekah’s idea to wrap the pot in tissue tape was so clever — I don’t think I would have thought to do that. (Looking ahead, I have a butterfly egg planned for later in March — stay tuned!) Sharon

  7. Angie F says:

    Spring is not even close in Indiana 😦 It’s below freezing and snowing today!

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