Springtime craft: DIY a paper clay, Flower Pot Bunny

Some of you have mentioned that you have a looong DIY craft list, and as your enabler, I warn you that your list will be even longer after today. If you fell in love with the Flower Pot Chick earlier this week, then you will adore today’s paper clay, Flower Pot Bunny. Just look at these two springtime cuties with their crepe paper ruffles, ric rac and polka dot pots. You can’t make just one, can you? Here’s how to make this Flower Pot Bunny.

What an adorable pair! DIY tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com. So worth the time!

Flower Pot Bunny & Flower Pot Chick by Rebekah Meier.

DIY an heirloom Easter craft. You'll just need paper clay, Styrofoam and paint. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Ric rac, buttons, ruffles, glitter — so many sweet details.

To make a Flower Pot Bunny, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2” ball and 3” egg
  • Paper clay, one package (Rebekah uses Creative Paperclay®)
  • Acrylic craft paint: Moon Yellow, Baby Pink, Tapioca, Sky Blue, Black
  • Gel stain in maple
  • Staining & antiquing medium
  • Acrylic varnish in satin finish
  • Ric rac in pink
  • Crepe paper streamers in pink
  • Button thread in pink
  • Glitter glue
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; acrylic clay roller; clay knife; bamboo skewer or round toothpicks; fine sanding block or fine sandpaper; powder; paintbrushes: 1/4”, 1/2” flat, and liner; needle; paper towels or soft rag

To make a Flower Pot Bunny:

1. Position the 2” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam on the narrow end of the foam egg. Rub the two shapes together so they fit snugly, then attach the head to the body using glue and toothpicks.

2. Glue the wide end of the egg into the peat pot.

3. Cut off a 3” piece of clay. Sprinkle your work surface with powder, and roll the clay to 1/8” thick. Completely cover the bunny’s body with the clay, but do not cover the peat pot. Blend the seams and smooth the clay with wet fingertips. Roll a pin size piece into a ball, flatten slightly, and attach to the face for the bunny’s nose. Let dry completely.

4. Ears: Shape ears from two, nickel-size clay logs. Insert a toothpick into each ear, and then insert the pick into the bunny’s head. Smooth with wet fingers, blending ears to head. Let dry.

5. Arms: Roll two, nickel-size logs to shape arms. Attach the arms to the bunny’s body with wet fingers, and blend in at the neck. Let dry.

6. When dry, sand the bunny’s body with fine sandpaper till the clay is completely smooth. Wipe away the excess dust with a paper towel or soft cloth. If there are any cracks, fill the cracks with more clay, let dry, and sand again.

7. Flower: Roll six tiny, pin size balls. Place five of the balls around a center ball, forming a flower. Don’t attach to the bunny yet.

8. Buttons: Roll two, pin size balls of clay, and press onto the front of the bunny.

9. Nose: Roll a tiny ball and press to face for nose.

This paper clay bunny has the sweetest face. DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

What a cutie!

10. Paint the bunny:

  • Head & body: Tapioca
  • Eyes: Black with Tapioca fleck
  • Cheeks: Baby Pink (dry brush)
  • Nose: Baby Pink
  • Mouth: Black, drawn on with a liner brush
  • Inside ears: Baby Pink
  • Buttons: Moon Yellow
  • Flower: Moon Yellow petals and Sky Blue center

11. Antique the bunny: Mix equal parts of the gel stain with the staining & antiquing medium. Brush the mixture onto the bunny, and then immediately wipe off the excess with a soft cloth or paper towel. Let dry.

12. Brush on a coat of varnish and let dry.

13. Peat pot:

  • Paint the pot Sky Blue.
  • Apply Moon Yellow dots with a pin head or pencil tip. Let dry.
  • Glue ric rac around the top of the peat pot.

14. Neck ruffle:

  • Fold an 18” length of crepe paper streamer in half.
  • With edges together, gather the open edge with button thread
  • Place the gathered crepe paper around the bunny’s neck
  • Gently pull the thread to fit around the bunny’s neck.
  • Knot off thread.

15. Glue the flower to one ear.

16. Apply glitter glue to the collar, flower and buttons.

Sweetest DIY bunny made with paper clay and Styrofoam. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

I often refer to Rebekah’s paper clay crafts as “folk art.” They are crafts you’ll keep and display forever.

Rebekah has shared other Easter duos with us in the past, including the Bunny & Chick Candy Jars.

Bunny & Chick Candy Jars

Bunny & Chick Candy Jars

And this Paper Clay Bunny and Chick with folk art flair.

Adorable DIY! Make these with the step-by-step tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

They make the cutest pair!

I could link up more of Rebekah’s springtime critters, but I think I’ve enabled enough today! How long is your craft list, and what are the top three projects on your list?

Happy crafting!

Sharon 

 

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12 Responses to Springtime craft: DIY a paper clay, Flower Pot Bunny

  1. Angie says:

    Adorable bunnies! “Little bunny FooFoo, I don’t want to see you….. ” Makes me have a big smile on my face just enjoying these artistic bunnies. Thank you for sharing!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 “Little Bunny FooFoo . . .” makes me smile, too. We always sang that song at summer camp! Thanks for the memories, and here’s to crafting spring bunnies! Sharon

  2. CraftyB says:

    Ooo, the bunny is as cute as the chick! I think they are both a spring time decor must.

  3. annehaun says:

    So very cute!!

  4. My craft list is sure to keep me and Jenna busy till at least 2026 if not longer! Top three are making felt animals, an Off the Page Ocean project that I am waiting for a few items to finish and a Fairy Village piece. The Fairy village is an ongoing project because I am always finding new ways to create Fairy Houses and I decided that I will make an entire village (maybe even WORLD) filled with them!! I am adding Gnome Homes to it also so it will be even bigger than originally anticipated!! LOL
    What are YOUR top three projects on your wish list?

    • Sharon says:

      I love your plans, and I bet Jenna does, too. Especially the fairy garden. And what a great question! Top of my list are a patriotic wreath and a Christmas project — both for Crafts ‘n Coffee, so I’m not spilling the details (but you know me, they’re super easy). And item #3 would be a quilt top I’m working on. I haven’t sewn much in years and thought I’d give it another try. It may never be quilted and bound, but I am determined to finish the top. The list is always growing, too — yesterday I added nine more projects and started a shopping list. Yikes! Craft on, Barb!

  5. LisaM6 says:

    Those are too cute. It feels like spring here in the low 60’s. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Sharon says:

      Hooray for your springtime weather! Remember last winter?? It’s warming up here today, and will be in the 50s tomorrow — I’ll take it! I hope you have a great weekend, too, and you get in a little Easter crafting time! Sharon

  6. Katiria says:

    Sharon, Sharon, why do you enjoy torturing me?! You show me these adorable bunnies and chicks that are begging to be made, then I’m all bummed out when the holiday passes and I didn’t get a chance to make anything. Oh well, that’s ok. I luv ya anyway 😉
    My top 3 to-do list:
    1. scrapbook my daughters’ Christmas, New Year, & Valentine pictures
    2. make a birthday card for one of my nieces
    3.make St. Patrick’s Day favors for ALL my nieces

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I know — so many projects, so little time. But a girl has to dream, right? Your list looks like a lot of fun! It’s a challenge to keep on top of the scrapbooks, so that’s a great goal. Craft on! xo, Sharon

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