Easy Easter Terrariums

Easy Easter Terrariums

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This picture from Martha Stewart has been taking my breath away every Easter for several years now.

She inspired this centerpiece for last year’s festivities.

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

It was so simple and beautiful that I couldn’t wait to repeat this vignette again.

I brought out a couple helpers from our stash of pets to get us started,

they were happy to stretch their legs after being cooped up in their hutch all day.

Meet June . . .

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

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Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

. . . and Echo.

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

I have always had a love for rabbits and well, do I even have explain the charms of chocolate?

So, chocolate rabbits are some kind of wonderful, if you ask me.

When I used to be out thrifting I would instinctively disregard any little ceramic bunny knick knacks because I’m not really into that type of thing.

But, one day I saw them with new eyes.

They were fine little rabbits, they just needed new coats.

Chocolate coats.

Here is the spray paint I recommend for their “chocolate” coating.

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

In these rabbits’ defense, they really are sweet just the way I found them.

But, living in a house built in 1906 pushes me to keep my decorating more in line with something a tad bit more vintage, hence the chocolate bunnies.

Give your ceramic cuties two coats of paints

(note: don’t let any real rabbits help with this part).

While they are drying, search your house or the nearest craft store for any of these items. . .

Terrarium

cake stand with lid

large glass jar

or

glass cloche (if you have any of these, send them directly to me. I need them.)

Note: a true terrarium is defined as a display partially or wholly covered by glass

Natural Decor

bird’s nest

flowers

moss

boxwood

My rabbits came out a little shiny, so I did what any girl does when she has a shiny nose, just dusted a little translucent powder on for good measure.

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

Now, you just choose a container, fill it with moss or ivy and tuck in your rabbits with any natural decor you were able to conjure up.

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

Echo is trying to blend in.

Sorry, Dude, those whiskers are a dead give away.

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

Now try to resist the urge to bite off any ears and . . .

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

Easy Easter Terrarium by She Holds Dearly

 . . . from now on don’t mistake these dusty little cast-offs for useless junk, like I did.

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17 Comments

  1. Tanya Hulbert
    March 3, 2016 / 6:18 PM

    Now I’m on the hunt for some bunnies to paint. Dollar stores possibly? Pretty terrarium! Thanks for the great idea!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 3, 2016 / 7:59 PM

      I think the thrift stores would be great for this right now!

  2. March 3, 2016 / 6:30 PM

    LOVE it all especially the furry ones!!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 3, 2016 / 8:01 PM

      Kelly,
      Thank you so much, you might have to get some bunnies for your girls;)

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 5, 2016 / 12:07 PM

      Thank you for stopping by! You are such an encouragement to me.
      xoxo

  3. March 5, 2016 / 9:47 AM

    Sarah this is beautiful and so fun to read !

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 5, 2016 / 11:46 AM

      Oh good, Kellie! Thank you for all your compliments.

  4. Amy
    March 7, 2016 / 2:01 PM

    Great photography! That was an adorable post!!!!! And funny too!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 8, 2016 / 9:26 PM

      Thank you so much for the taking the time to read it! Those crazy rabbits, they were so fun for us.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 23, 2016 / 3:41 PM

      Haha, you are always so sweet, thank you, Meg! And I will let the rabbits know that you said nice things about them, too.

  5. Leslie Belcher
    April 12, 2016 / 5:51 PM

    Love your slip covered dining chairs. Please share the source of the slip covers.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      April 12, 2016 / 9:47 PM

      Hi Leslie, I’m so pleased you like my burlap slipcovers. I made them, I just made up a simple pattern. You know, a lot of people have asked about them. I may need to do a tutorial on them!!! I’m so sorry I am not more helpful right now.

  6. Leslie Belcher
    April 13, 2016 / 3:03 AM

    Thank you! A tutorial would be great! Are they pleated on the back of chairs? What fabric did you use?

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      April 13, 2016 / 8:39 AM

      Yes, the whole slipcover is four pieces. The skirt is pleated all the way around. I used burlap from JoAnns, but when I do it again I will buy a burlap with a tighter weave. These ones aren’t holding up very well.

  7. April 23, 2016 / 4:37 PM

    I clipped that same photo from Martha Stewart magazine many years ago and look at it each year….but it NEVER occurred to me to make a permanently chocolate rabbit from one of my china ones. Oh you clever clever girl… Next year I shall most certainly try and recreate that look!

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