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Easter Mantle: Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Easter mantle
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!
Easter vignette
The other side was made up of some dollar store stems in a vase I spray painted, and my clothesline wrapped eggs.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!)
Easter banner

Continuing the ‘clothesline’ theme I also hung some paper doilies using clothespins over the mirror I had propped up:
Eggs on clothesline
There are also three tiny bunnies in the center..
Peter cottontail
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.Peter cottontail mantle

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! Crackle bunny
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