I was inspired to make this when I saw some on ebay here
But wow! The price was $59.50 + shipping, and is way too expensive for something like that to buy online. After all, it's just a set of stacked paper mache boxes filled with ? ? ? goodies, decorated as a bunny. Soooo, the crafting in me said it was very easy to make.
My How-To is more or less a Pictorial Tutorial with a few comments along the way:
- You take three graduated paper mache boxes and paint them white.
I used a primer, white craft paint and pearl white metallic craft paint as a final coat.
- Next, I drew the ears, hands and feet on paper for patterns and sized them against each box to make sure they would fit and not interfere with the tops or closing.
- After cutting out the patterns in white fleece, I hand basted with small stitches (not blanket) the ears, turned them right side out and inserted florist wire stems into each ear. I cut the wire a little shorter so I could fold the end fabric inside the ear. Doing this made it easier to hot glue the standing ears to the top. I then fabric glued cutout pink felt to the middle of each ear.
- I did the same type of stitching with the hands and feet, leaving a space to turn inside out and stitch closed.
- After stitching the feet and before closing, I inserted poly fiber to plump up the feet a bit and then fabric glued the pink felt toes and pads to the feet.
- I cut out a "overall bib" from a paper copy of easter print I found online. Mod podged it to the box, adding two buttons and a glittered egg as decoration.
- Google eyes and whiskers (cut florist wire dipped in white craft paint) were glued for the face. Pom poms were used for the nose (pink), mouth/cheeks and tail (white).
Easy to put together, from top to bottom.
This is so adorable and I think it costs me around $7.00 to make and fill depending on what I had on hand. The stacked boxes costs the most, but still reasonable using a coupon from Michaels.
This stacked Easter Bunny Boxes can be an alternative to use instead of the traditional Easter basket. And, just for a moment, I wish I had a "little one" to give it to.
Have a Happy and Crafty Easter!
Take a little time to enjoy,