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A simple, rustic Easter vignette featuring aged terracotta pots, mini bird’s nests, and a bunny cloche.
I was so, so excited for Easter this year. I made my Easter gift tags and Easter cardsin early March. I finished my Easter wreath by mid-March. I had grand plans for all sorts of DIY Easter decor: Cute bunny banners, stamped Easter-themed napkins, an Easter bunny cushion…
And then my chronic health issues took a bit of a nosedive.
Between feeling like a damp sock and multiple doctor’s appointments, I’ve had to shelve most of my Easter DIY projects.
But I didn’t want my house to be totally devoid of Easter decorations. So, instead of making something from scratch, I decided to make a simple Easter vignette using things I had sitting around the house. It’s nothing fancy, but looking at it makes me feel a little more Easter….y? That’s a word now. Yeah…
The first step in creating my Easter vignette was choosing a tray to contain all of the individual components. I had three options: A white porcelain cake stand, a round water hyacinth placemat, and an old wine crate. Choosing between the trays was really just a process of elimination.
The cake stand looked too shiny for the natural, earthy look I was going for, so that was out. The hyacinth placement looked nice, but it was just a tad too small. That left me with the wine crate. So, the wine crate it was!
Once I had settled on my tray, I added the main focal point of the vignette: the bunny cloche jar. I bought both the bunny and the cloche from Kmart here in Australia, but you can get cloches on Amazon.
I initially started with just the bunny inside the cloche, but it looked kind of boring. To fix this, I added a little bit of artificial moss and some speckled eggs both in and around the cloche. You can either paint your own speckled eggs or buy premade ones.
With the cloche in place, I experimented with a bunch of different bits and bobs, putting them in different spots until I found something I liked.
To give the vignette a real spring vibe, I raided the shed for some small terracotta pots. I gave the pots a quick dry-brush with white acrylic paint to achieve an aged, weathered look.
Next, I stuffed a rag inside both terracotta pots, then covered the rag with a mixture of artificial moss, wood wool, and bird feathers. With the moss and wood wool in place, I popped a fake bird’s nest on top of each pot.
To finish, I added some old photo frames to the back (for more depth) and a stack of books to the side (for a spot of colour).
Have you made an Easter vignette this year? I’d love to hear about it and perhaps even see some pictures of your lovely creation, either in the comments below or on the Facebook page.
I hope you have a lovely weekend!