DIY Recycled Easter Bunny Vases
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.
Love the bunny?! Make a DIY Mason Jar Chick to go with it!
So cute! I love the tip about how to get the glue off the bottle too. Stumbling and pinning!
Thanks Kelly! Vinegar and baking soda is my go to cleaning agent.
I love a good upcycle project and this is so cute! Pinned!
Your too sweet! Thanks Kat.
Love this! Thanks for joining in!
Thanks for hosing again Angie!
This is just too cute for words!
I love this craft — so pretty and craft! I would love for you to share this project at The A Little Bit of Everything Link Up Party! http://momhomeguide.com/a-little-bit-of-everything-link-up-party-09/
Just linked up! Thanks for the invite.
Loved it x
That is so cute. I came over from the Bloggertunities share list. I’ll be sharing this on my Friday Faves today. Thank you for the inspiration.
This is so adorable and incredibly creative. I would love if you could post it on our bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase.
So absolutely stinking cute! What a fun idea…I just may use some smaller jars and let the kids make their own. Thanks for sharing!
Very cute idea, love how simple it is to replicate! Stopping by from the Party from the Land Down Under over at What’s on the List
Add Kammy’s Korner to the list of places on the web featuring this adorable idea! 🙂 Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday is MADE for projects like this. Thanks for linking it up. 🙂
I have to make a few of these. The Mr. always asks why I want to save jars and tosses them into the recycle bin. I need to snag one and make this. Thanks for the tutorial and tips for the labels. Pinned. Stop by anytime.
How cute and love the recycled use of a mason jar! Pinned and hope to see you on Saturday Michelle!
These are so cute!
That Easter bunny is soo cute! I can’t wait to try it myself and finally do something more creative rather than sealing jars! It looks like that it is not so hard to recycle at home, xixi!
Thanks Jessie! This is one of my favorite projects.
I love these! I have found tons of jars and can’t wait to make some for Easter! Sharing on FB! 🙂
So cute! I always hate to throw those glass jars away!
Oh my gosh – so super cute! I can’t wait to make one. So creative and beautiful too!
This is super cute. Perfect little idea for Easter. You could even do it with children if you can find face stickers.
These are so sweet and would make the perfect gift for all of the non-chocolate eaters!
I’m the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your adorable bunny vase! You can see it here:
If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love for you to submit them. Thanks for a fun project idea!
That’s tooooo cute. Love the bunny’s little nose and whiskers
Absolutely ADORABLE ! I’m going to do this with my neighbor kids and Sunday School class ♥️ Thank you so much for posting it ??