Whenever I think about Easter, the first thing I come up with is this beautiful memory of how my brother and I used to go egg hunting in our grandparents’ backyard. The first time, I must’ve been about 5 and he was like 3 years old. It was so much fun seeing how I ended up with a full basket of eggs while he struggled to even find a single one without the help of the adults. My egg hunt winning streak lasted for about 3 years after which my parents decided that my dominance in this annual contest (at least that’s what I took it for) wasn’t helpful for our relationship as brothers, so we stopped. I was sad that my run had come to a halt but also happy and proud of my achievements during this time. I imagine this is what Michael Jordan felt like when he temporarily retired from the NBA after his second “threepeat” in 1998.

Anyhow, we’re not talking about my hall-of-fame egg hunting career any further because I don’t like to brag.

Well, I’m not the same person as I was back then. You could say that I’ve settled down quite a bit. So my brother and I are not going to be competing in another egg hunt – probably ever again. I mean, we’re adults now. We don’t have time for shenanigans like that. This year, we’re gonna be adulting for once and compete in a DIY bunny planter competition – made of cans. Whoever crafts the cutest one wins!

What you need:

  • 1 empty can
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Handicraft paper
  • Goggle eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • 1 Spring plant of your liking

How you craft the perfect bunny planter:

  1. Carefully rinse the can. Paint it thoroughly and let it dry completely.
  2. Cut bunny ear-shaped objects out of the handicraft paper. Two regular-sized ones in the same colour as the can is and a second, smaller pair in pink/rose.
  3. Repeat the process for the bunny’s paws and nose.
  4. Glue together the bunny ears and paws.
  5. Put the plant into the can, stick the ears into the soil and glue on the paws, nose and eyes.

Put it wherever you feel like and diminish your brother’s confidence because he didn’t manage to craft anything remotely as cute. Or just, you know, enjoy the bunny planter for it is.

Whether you’re trying to establish dominance in your ongoing competition with your siblings or you’re just looking for some cute canny Easter décor, this little bunny planter will definitely attract a lot of interested looks. Have you already crafted your bunny planter or have you done anything similar? Tell us in comments!

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