I found some really really cute ceramic bunnies at Walmart recently and I thought they would make a really sweet centerpiece for spring and Easter. I didn’t like their shiny finish so I decided to do the old acrylic paint and baking soda treatment on them. It’s very similar to what I did with this at Christmas time. I wanted to create an Easter Tablescape with Trash to Terra Cotta Ceramic Bunnies and a DIY dowel rod tray.
I made a mixture of 50% craft paint and 50% baking soda to create my terra cotta paint look.
I mixed three colors, one for each bunny.
I ended up doing two coats of paint on each one.
I realized I wanted a flat of a basket to put them in and I didn’t have one so I created one using cardboard and some extra small doll rod pieces I had on hand from this vase project.
While they were drying I used hot glue to assemble my tray.
Here is a fun video with the dowel rod tray and trash to terra cotta bunnies getting painted.
To assemble the tablescape, I found these really sweet daffodils in glass jars from our local grocery store (I have to say our grocery store is really improving). I had blush colored babies breath that had been died and preserved. I thought it was something that would be really fun and fresh on the table instead of using paper Easter grass which was my original idea. By placing it on a raw wood slab it easy for me to move if we needed to. I put the entire thing together and I love how it turned out! You can watch a video of it going together here.
I love how a simple tablescape with the painted trash to terra cotta painted bunnies like this comes together, it really adds a nice natural touch to the tablescape.