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29 March, 2009

Metamorphisis Monday...or...Tricks with a Bunny on a Stick

Welcome to another Metamorphosis Monday with our hostess with the mostest, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to drop by her beautiful blog to see some amazing before and after projects in her gorgeous home and to find the list of this week's participants!


Today I am showing you a very simple project using those bunnies on a stick that are popping up all over Blogland. For this, you will need a bunny from Pier 1 ($2.00), a pot (I used one I already had...so, free), a floral arranger or oasis from Dollar Tree ($1.00 for a pack of 4) and...my biggest expense, but very important...Super Moss (actually preserved reindeer moss) from Michael's (about $6.00...so use your 40% off coupon to make it about $3.60).


I used a steak knife to cut the oasis a little so that it would fit in the pot. Save the leftover bits to be used in a moment.


The bunny was actually a little taller than I wanted it to be, so I pushed the "stick" through the top of the oasis and bent it at the bottom, or small end, of the oasis. The stick is actually a covered wire. You wouldn't have to do this if you are satisfied with it as is.


Next, I put the oasis in the pot and then took the leftover bits and pushed them in around the oasis to help stabilize the bunny.


Finally, I added enough of the moss to hide the oasis. I have worlds of it left over for another project!


And...voilà!!...a bunny on a stick in a pot! lol


I actually made two of them because I had two cute pots that were a gift from a friend. Here they are in my Spring tablescape!


Here's a closer look...I love the way they turned out! However, in my house they can't stay within reach of my staff, since Isabella would steal the moss and drag it around the house. Sooo...

...here they are in their new home...my Spring mantel! I love the fresh look of the green with my blue and white!


In fact, I love my bunnies so much that I am also flaunting them along with half of Blogland at Barb's Bunny on a Stick Show 'n Tell! Go on over to Grits and Glamour to get the details if you want to flaunt your bunnies and to see what tricks the bunnies are doing!
Now...who is going to sponsor a Target Birdies Salt & Pepper Shakers Show 'n Tell??? lol
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to hop on over to Susan's to continue your tour of Blogland's before and after projects!

52 comments:

  1. Oh Girl these are so cute and I will be sure and go see Barb for more..now these I don't have...but girl I have my Target birdies all ready to go..well I got the stickers price off of them does than count? May you have a great Monday...thanks for sharing love ya girl! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. I cannot believe I got here first.This is great.Who knew how crafty you are?aw.Well done.He's so cute...Ann

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  3. I didn't make first after all.baaaaaaaaa.haha...Ann

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  4. Debbie... love the bunnies... they are so cute... but especially in the pots that you already had... I don't have any really cute pots like that but I'm thinking of using some old mix-n-match teacups/saucers... hummmm. Now if I can just remember to stop when passing by Pier One!
    have a great week! Dixie

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  5. That is hilarious - I didn't know there was a bunny on a stick party! But, of course, you would know I own some bunnies on a stick too, so I guess I'll have to dig them out! Maybe, instead, it should be the Women with Good Taste Club! ;O)

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  6. P.S. Your arrangement is really cute, and easy enough for me to do, which is always a plus!

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  7. I just love these bunnies running around your table! I am afraid so would my kitty, Cassie! LOL
    Thanks for the comment on the pie...did you notice that in my haste to get it posted my header read blank instead of black? Yep, blank and white pie...so good you can't even see it!!

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  8. Debbie,
    This is just the cutest thing! I like the fact that its inexpensive and not too difficult. I also just love the look of your spring mantle. Thanks for sharing this great post. Cindy

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  9. Debbie, Toi et moi,nous avons la même idée!! ça m'a bien fait rire quand j'ai vu ton blog! Si mignon! à demain,
    Linda

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  10. These are adorable Debbie! Thanks for sharing! :-) L~

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  11. Debbie, they are so cute. I just love how you made them. They are such perfect accessories to move around from the table to the mantel or anywhere. Great. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I always love your blue and white with that pop of green.

    I need you to come to my house and do something clever for my front door!

    Scribbler

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  13. Oh hail Bunny on a Stick. I can't wait for Wednesday's party. It's gonna be a Bunny Fest-o-rama, for sure. :-D

    Oh I think the Bird S&P Party would be a hoot, too. I guess I gotta find me a set of those since it seems I am one of the few without them. (I feel so left out!) :-D

    Love ya, Barb

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  14. I've never seen a bunny on a stick before. That's cute :-) Hope it's not too painful for the bunny!! ;-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  15. I love how you made a topiary out of your bunny on a stick. I made a special trip to Pier One this weekend to buy a bunny after seeing so many in blogland lately. Yours are precious!!

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  16. What a great craft! Adorable.

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  17. The bunnies are muliplying!! Forget the bird S&P's...I think you should start a series called...
    and you coined the phrase...
    "Goodwill Hunting".....and have everyone show off all their Goodwill finds....I'm fascinated by all the good stuff everyone finds....

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  18. now these bunnies are just too cute, what a neat craft. I must tell you that i love that lounging cat on your side bar...lol too funny
    hugs
    janet

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  19. I love these bunnies. I saw them Pier 1 but didn't buy any. I may have to go back and get some. I have not seen them anywhere else.

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  20. Nice job. I went to the Pier 1 in our area today and so sad they had none. Your so lucky. I love your blog and all the pics of your home. I too love blue & white dishes. I really enjoy visiting. Carol-Ann

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  21. I can't believe I never got any of those bunnies! They sure are cute...thanks-for the how to steps! Susan

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  22. I love this, Debbie! LOL! And I'm going to hook up with y'all on Wednesday. I have my bunnies already poised for a post that day, so I will just link over.

    I'm laughing so hard about Isabella! My Min Pins would have eaten it, too. They loved anything green and once, they chewed into a bottle of herbs in the back seat of the car. I have no idea how Miss Toots got it open, but she did. She was in the car with her daddy and was typically misbehaving as Min Pins are apt to do. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

    P.S. Let us know if someone links the birds! I wouldn't mind doing it since I have a bird themed blog, but I think I will leave it to whoever started the trend!

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  23. Looks like a fun project, and easy, too. Easier than finding a Pier I store - it seems that most of them have closed in Colorado. How sad! Sally

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  24. Love them! I'm going to get a couple tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

    amy@maisonbelle

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  25. Oh My Gosh! These are just to cute!! I love the look! Pier 1 hmmmm... I have to go tomorrow and see if I can find some! Thanks for the "how to" and the inspiration! Hugs!!

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  26. How cute!! TFS that great tip!

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  27. Maybe even I can manage this! I love the way they look on your mantel with the green apples!

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  28. That is a lovely spring table. And Debbie I love your new header. All Provence/Beautiful

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  29. I bought a couple of those bunnies today, Debbie!

    I like what you've done with the bunnies..so cute on your table. I have everything to make a little pot of bunny, but it's all at home. Will have to see if I can come up with something here at the lake.

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  30. The bunny topiaries are so cute, Debbie. You sure are creative...Christine

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  31. Great tutorial Debbie! I giggled over the thought of Isabella dragging out the moss all over the house! ☺

    (Roxy, my smallest chihuahua, likes toilet paper cardboard cores, and I'm tired of picking up the pieces when she chews them up & makes a mess, so I've been hiding them. Today she found a new toy... she grabbed the end of the toilet paper & pulled it out the bathroom & into the hall. Guess I'll have to give her the cardboard cores again. It's cheaper than TP streamers all over the hall.... She's too old for this! She's about 7 or 8 yrs old!)

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  32. Hi Debbie...even for a non-crafter like me, this looks doable & worth the minimal effort...they are so cute on your table & mantel! ;-) Bo

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  33. Very pretty tablescape! Love the pears and all the green you used with the blue!

    Manuela

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  34. Darn it!!! I need to join the bunny on a stick club! It looks like so much fun. These are so cute!

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  35. Hi Deb I just love these little bunnies. You have used them in just the right content and I am glad to see they did not start multiplying,hehe,hugs Kathysue

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  36. Oh my now I have to go to Pier 1 and get one of those bunnies too. I have enough projects going on I get the supplies and scurry to finish up everything. Yours is soooo sweet and it just finishes up your table beautifully.
    thank you for sharing
    Judi

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  37. Debbie these are adorable, just the right touch to your beautiful tablescape. Love, Cindy

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  38. I love the bunny on a stick! And yours turned out fabulous. I had seen them all over blogland & thought I was too late to find them. But lo and behold, I got 2 last Tuesday at Pier 1. I was so happy. Now I need to do something with mine for Barb's party. Right now I just stuck them in a pitcher with flowers. Pretty boring. But knowing me & how I procrastinate, that is where they will probably end up for the party.

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  39. Debbie! Got it make this quick because I'm on the way out the door to Pier One for some of those bunnies!!! I love your table and your mantle with those adorable bunnies!! Great job! God Bless! Lauralu :)

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  40. Darling darling Debbie! Can you make me some too, as I haven't gotten to a Pier 1 yet and I want some of these cute bunnies on a stick, maybe this week I can!!
    Linda Q

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  41. Very cute Debbie! I'm pretty excited cause I bought two of these on Saturday I liked yours so much,now I can play too!
    Cyndi

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  42. I loved these when I saw them on your table. I hate that your staff eats the moss! They do look great on your mantle though. Thanks for the tutorial. laurie

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  43. When your blog pulled up right now ,I literally gasped it is soooo pretty. I love all of the blue and white and yellow. It is absolutely to die for-

    Laura
    www.whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

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  44. Wow, I love how that turned out and I really love your blue and white china pieces!

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  45. These are such cute, fun little accents. This was such a great idea. I wish we still had a Pier One so I could get one, or two!!

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  46. I have seen this cute bunny on several blogs & I'm just plain jealous! ;o) I guess I'd better hop over to Pier I! Your bunny looks so great in front of the white plate.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  47. Ah, there are those cute bunnies on a stick again. Great tutorial. I went to Pier 1 to see if they had any of your green goblets but ours didn't have them. Again love all your blue and green. The bunnies look really cute on your fireplace.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  48. Love your bunnies on a stick!!! How charming. The tablescape is beautiful...I love the green with the blue and white. Very pretty and fresh for spring!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back soon!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie