How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

08 March
I recently shared some Easter Tablescape Ideas that I created and on the table were some cute little potted Easter bunnies ๐Ÿ‡ 

As promised, I'm back to show you how to make them! 

They are pretty easy and you can whip a few out in no time.

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

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When I was creating my Easter table I wanted something cute to use as table place markers. And I wanted to make something that didn't require purchasing anything new!

This is actually a very old craft that I did years ago when I was much, much younger. Back then I used pre-made pom-poms and little terracotta clay pots.

For this resurrected craft project I put a little bit of an updated spin on it!

Supplies Needed To Create Your Own:
  • 2 1/4" Jiffy Peat Pots (you can also use small terracotta clay pots)
  • Clover Large Pom Pom Maker
  • Small 1/2" white pre-made pom-poms
  • Yarn in the color you want your bunnies (I chose a cream color, brown or grey would be adorable too!)
  • Felt to match the yarn for the paws
  • Pink felt for the paw pads
  • Glue (white craft glue or hot glue will work)
  • Off-white craft paint for the pots (optional)
  • white pipe cleaners (if you want to make them into table place markers)

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

Here's how to make them:

Step 1) Paint your peat pots.

I did a very sloppy paint job to allow some of the rustic look of the peat pots to show through.

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

Step 2) Create pom-poms with the Clover pom-pom maker.

This thing is AWESOME and so easy to use! I have a tutorial on how to use them here: How to Use the Clover Pom-Pom Maker.

Seriously... I think it's even easier than the old fork or cardboard method and gets much better results with more symmetrical-looking pom-poms. Of course, you can use those old-school methods and still get great results ๐Ÿ˜€

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

You want to use the large pom-pom maker so that the pom-poms are bigger than the pots, otherwise, they'll just drop down to the bottom of the pot!

Step 3) Glue the pom-poms onto the painted pots.

Put a bead of glue around the rim of the pot and set your pom-pom on top. Press down slightly with your hand on the pom-pom to ensure the glue grabs onto the fibers of the yarn.

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

They should sit on the rim of the pot like so...

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

Step 4) Add fuzzy bunny tails!

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

Just put a drop of glue on the small pom-pom and stick it on the large pom-pom.

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

Step 5) Cut out the bunny feet from the matching felt.

You want the feet to be quite large, about the same height as the peat pots, so about 2" or so.

I just drew a little pear shape on paper and cut that out to act as my pattern. 

Step 6) Cut out the little paw pads from pink felt. 

You'll need 3 little circles and 1 oval shape for each foot.

Glue the pink paw pads to the feet.

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

Step 7) Glue the feet onto the sides.

They should cover about half of the pot and half of the pom-pom.

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

Optional Step 8) To make these into place markers, add a chenille stem curled into a loop at the top to hold the card.

Slide the end of the stem down through the pom-pom fibers and glue to the inside of the pot.

(Note: this should ideally be done at the beginning before you put the pom-pom on the pot but this was a last-minute decision for me so I didn't do it in that order, I added the chenille stems at the end).

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

What do you think? Cute no?! ๐Ÿ˜

I think they would be adorable in tan for a little brown bunny and grey for a little "grey hare"!!

These would also be fun for kids to make and easier if you used pre-made pom-poms!

I hope you enjoyed this post, I'd love it if you'd share it!

How to Make Potted Easter Bunnies!

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