Upcycled Easter bunny vase using a jar, chalk paint and acrylic paint. DIY Easter decor and an easy kids craft.
Easter is just around the corner. Let’s make some easy Easter decorations. I had some jars on hand and thought an Easter bunny vase would be cute. I’ve been asked to host Easter and my house is very small so the thought of it is stressing me out! So naturally what do I do? I craft…. or eat dip. So why not do both. I had a left over salsa container (coincidence?) that I thought would make a great vase for the dinner table on Easter.
Want to make an Easter chick to go with your Easter bunny vase?
Here’s what you’ll need
- Mason Jar or Sauce Jar
- White Chalk Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Pink Acrylic Paint
- Twine (optional)
- Paint Brushes
Remove the Label
I was surprised how easy the label peeled off. I accredit this to being more of a plastic label then the normal paper labels you find on pasta sauce. Some residue was left on the glass once the label was peeled off.
I reached for the goo be gone and it was no where to be found! So how do you get the residue off without goo be gone? I made a paste with the baking soda and just a splash of vinegar. Beware it will most likely foam at first.
I used an old tooth brush to spread the mixture on and to scrub. Then I filled my sink with hot (really hot) soapy water and left the jar in there. Coming back a few minutes later and again putting the baking soda and vinegar directly on the jar with the toothbrush and the goo came right off.
How to paint a mason jar
The best way to paint a glass jar is with chalk paint. The chalk paint adheres well to glass and leaves less streaks. Even if I want to paint a jar a color I will usually use white chalk paint as a primer base and then use an acrylic paint over it.
Tip: I put my hand inside the jar and hold the jar up as I am painting. This allows 360 degree access while painting. Also just paint to the edge of the bottom. No need to paint the bottom of the jar.
One coat had great coverage but I decided to add a second coat of chalk paint. Chalk paint dries fast and has a chalky matte finish when it is dry.
Painting a bunny face
Grab some acrylic paint and a small detail brush. Now I am not much of a free hand painter or drawer but this was not hard at all. Using a smaller detailed brush about a quarter of the way down the jar I painted two small black dots for eyes and a small rounded triangle for a nose. Off of the nose add whiskers and a small mouth.
Tip: Don’t directly touch the whiskers and mouth to the nose and you can paint them all at once.
To give your bunny some extra cuteness add two white dots to your eyes. It makes the bunny look adorable.
Now you could make plenty of different animals or creatures for all different holidays. Chicks, snowmen, reindeer, Santa and the list goes on. So I know that I am going to think twice now before throwing away that salsa jar or tomato sauce jar. Especially because I think this bunny needs some friends. This was such a quick, inexpensive and fun way to impress your Easter guests. Now I had all the supplies so the only cost to me was purchasing some daffodils for the vase.
This Easter vase is truly an easy easter craft that you can make with the kids.