Terra cotta pots are the perfect material to create this unique Easter Bunny for your front yard. I hate seeing my terra cotta pots sit unused. This simple project is a great way to use your terra cotta pots all year round.
Even if you end up buying new terra cotta pots to make this simple Easter Bunny decoration you should not have to spend a lot of money. Check out local garden canters like Old Time Pottery and Garden Ridge for super affordable terra cotta pots.
To Make this Terra Cotta Easter Bunny Yard Art You Will Need:
5 Large Terre Cotta Pots
1 Terra Cotta Saucer
Exterior Oil Based Paints (pink, purple, white, and black)
Start off by making sure your terra cotta pots are clean. They need to be clean for the paint to adhere to them.
You can simply clean them with a mixture of bleach and wait to remove any moss, mold or dirt.
Now, turn one terra cotta pot upside down. Run a bead of epoxy glue around the edge.
Place the next terra cotta pot right side up matching the base of this pot to the base with the epoxy glue.
Now, run a bead of epoxy glue around the lip of this terra cotta pot. Place the next terra cotta pot face down on it.
Run a bead of epoxy glue around the top edge and place the next pot right Side up on it.
Now, tape your final pot and run a bead of epoxy glue around the top edge. Turn it upside down and place it centered in the saucer.
Now, to create ears you need to break one terra cotta saucer in half. Try Scoring it down the center before you crack it. You could also use two garden spades, one as each ear.
Allow the epoxy glue to dry according the time recommended on the packaging.
Now, once the epoxy glue has dried you can paint your Easter Bunny Yard art,
I like to start by painting all the terra cotta pots in a nice bright white or purple exterior paint.
I like to paint it on with a foam brush.
Paint the terra cotta saucer Easter bunny’s ears white or purple as well.
You can use the black exterior paint to paint some boots on the Easter Bunny terra cotta pots. You can also us the black paint to paint on a mouth and whiskers.
You can paint on details on the face as well with other pastel colors. You could paint a pink stomach too! Try making whiskers out of 20 gauge wire and gluing them on the front for your Easter bunnies face.
Now, once all of the paint has dried you can stand this Easter Bunny art out on your front porch or yard. If you want to stand him in your yard you should buy a dowel that fits inside of the drainage holes of the terra cotta pots. Measure how tall your Easter Bunny is up to the terra cotta saucer and have your wooden dowel cut to that size plus about 6 inches. The six inches is to stab into the ground.
Now, sink your dowel 6 inches into the ground. Have a friend help you pick your Terra cotta Easter Bunny and slip him onto the wooden dowel.
This is also a great project for almost any type of climate.