Rusty Bunny with Burlap Carrots

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in easter | 30 comments

I cannot resist a thrift store!  You just never know what you might find!  Oh, the possible treasures to be discovered!  My girls do not yet share my love of the thrift store, but maybe in time. . .


Well, I happened to find a treasure the other day.  A precious rusty bunny.  I think that she is intended to be put in the garden, but I thought she would look great in an arrangement on my dining room table. . . and she did!


After purchasing the rusty bunny, I headed to Goodwill to find a long basket to put her in.  Score!  Perfect size basket!


I added 2 bricks to hold the basket steady and filled the rest with floral foam.  The bunny is on spikes that are meant to be inserted in the ground, but they worked well in the floral foam.

Next, I added lime green Spanish moss.  But, still something was missing?  Eggs?  Jelly beans?  Then the perfect idea struck. . . burlap carrots!  I told you I have a thing about decorating with carrots.  They are just so fresh!  So, here is how I made the carrots.

I cut out several triangles in burlap.  Some a little smaller and some a little larger.  This is the basic shape.

I then sewed the sides together, leaving the top open.  (Hot glue would work fine.  Just overlap a little and glue together.  I always tend to burn myself, so I try to avoid the hot glue whenever I can!)


After sewing the sides together, I filled it with stuffing leaving about 1-2 inches at the top.  I tied it off with string at the top of the stuffing.  Here is what I had so far.

From there, I cut slits into the top to make the leaves.  Then I painted away.  I used a couple of shades of green and orange.

What cute carrots.  I tied them off with gingham ribbon just to jazz them up a bit more.

They were the perfect finishing touch for the arrangement!



The precious eggs hanging from the chandelier came from one of my favorite stores here in Murfreesboro, TN.  It is called Samantha James, and is full of antiques, gifts, and home decor.  I will share more about Samantha James in a future blog!

Happy creating!




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  1. I love these burlap carrots! They’re super cute! Can’t wait to see all the future crafts you come up with! 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment! It means a lot!

  2. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. This is super cute! I love the carrots.. you make them look so simple! I may have to try this!

    Im going to poke around your site some more. I would love for you share this at my Friday Link Up!

    • Yes, I would love to link them to your party! Thanks for the sweet comment!

  3. Adorable! I’m really enjoying your blog! Very creative:D

  4. I’m just loving your burlap carrots! How fun! Would you be willing to link them up at my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I’d love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

    • I would be glad to link them to your party! Thanks for the sweet comment!

  5. I love everything in this post! So cute! I am featuring this later today at Grab my “featured” button.

    • Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for sharing the post!

  6. I featured this today! it’s fantastic!

    • Thanks so much for taking a look! And for the kind comment!

  7. Those are so cute – love them!

    • Thanks for the sweet comment!

  8. These are adorable….best I’ve seen. Going to put it on my list for next year!

  9. Great Idea! Lovin’ the burlap more and more!

  10. What a cute idea!! I found you on Someday Crafts and I am a new follower. Come by and visit.

    • Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower!!!

  11. Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    • this blog is using WordPress. it’s a bit more difficult to set up, but that’s because you have much more control over the look and implementation. i’m not a web designer, but enough of a techie that i could help Melissa get it up and running. and it’s simple enough for her to be able to post a lot without having to think about the engine under the hood. it’s the prefect mix of simplicity and control, falling midway in-between something like Blogger and a built-from-scratch site.

  12. Those are WAY too precious! Thanks for the easy tutorial.


    • Glad to share the idea and glad you like it!

  13. Thank you for linking up last week! You were one of my favorite links 🙂 Check it out tomorrow!

    • I will be sure to check it out tomorrow! Thanks!

    • Yeah! Thanks for the feature! Love your cute blog – I just gave it a look!

  14. So cute! Happy Easter!

  15. So honored and excited to be featured! Thanks!!!


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