Recycled Easter planter to add character to your garden

This year, apart from hiding little chocolate bunnies and eggs in the garden, why not add something else to the garden – a bunny themed plastic bottle pot plant.

Either mom or dad can make these and add them to the garden, or the kids can get involved and perhaps give this as a gift to their friends for Easter.

Here is how to make it:

Step 1

Step 1 – Cut a plastic 2L soda bottle in half

Step 2

Step 2 – using a ruler, measure 6cm away from the top of the bottle half and then draw a line around the bottle using a marker. Then on one side, draw bunny ears, about 4cm away from the marker line. This will give you an outline of where you are going to cut.

Step 3- Cut and even the edges using scissors and a fine grit sandpaper.

Step 3

Step 4- Using acrylic craft paint or a plastic-friendly paint, dip a sponge and dab in an air brush effect around the entire container. Allow to dry and then draw a face using a marker, paint etc. You can also add little craft eyes and a fluffy cotton wool tail, for a fun effect.

Step 4

Step 5 – make a few holes in the bottom of the container and then add potters soil and a plant or drop in a plant, already in a pot. Then add a trickle of water.

Place in the garden to add a pop of colour and character or add in a herb and keep on the kitchen window sill (if sun does reach this area), for quick access at cooking time.

Tips supplied by Sean Granger, the General Manager of Granny Mouse, husband and father of three adorable children.

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