Last week I posted my my other easter mantle, which was pretty whimsical and fun. But since I have one more fireplace I also wanted to have a more subtle version.
I thought this time I would focus on bunnies, specifically Peter Cottontail. I had this thrift store rabbit which was crackle finished and a little galvanized pail I found at the thrift store for $3. I filled it with the leftover forsythia stems that I actually ripped off an old wreath that I ended up repurposing. (Moral of the story: don’t throw anything away!) I also reused my twine wrapped eggs since they are adorable!
The other side was made up of some dollar store stems in a vase I spray painted, and my clothesline wrapped eggs.
The big statement piece was the no-sew “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” Banner which is made using my Silhouette and fusible interfacing. It is strung on some of the leftover clothesline that I wrapped the eggs with. (I am going to have a super detailed tutorial coming up next week on it, since working with fabric in your Silhouette is a whole ‘nother ball of wax!)
Continuing the ‘clothesline’ theme I also hung some paper doilies using clothespins over the mirror I had propped up:
There are also three tiny bunnies in the center..
Because this is the play room I didn’t put anything on the hearth.. The baby is almost walking now and ANYTHING within reach is fair game. ANYTHING.
And here is a really random fact about Peter Cottontail: The song about that little rabbit actually made it into the top 5 on the Billboard music charts in 1950! Crazy.. Although if in 2013 a nonsense song about what a fox says was a huge hit.. anything is possible!