Bunny Bean Peat Pot Baskets


These adorable little bunny "peat pot" baskets are the perfect organic welcome to Spring!    


Here's how you make Bunny Bean Peat Pot baskets:  Just begin with a basic starter pot.


 Choose an array of beans and rice, and use your trusty ol' hot glue gun to begin adhering them to the pot. It's so simple you don't even need to draw a design. Just start by spreading the glue in an oval to make the round face...

Then roll that portion of the pot into a heap of rice so that it sticks. You can then press and move it around a bit with your fingers, taking care to touch only the 'lump' of rice and not the glue underneath.

Build one ear and then the other in the same manner. Then fill in the rest of the pot using the same technique. Be sure to work in small patches to glue beans around the design. You can see that I used green split peas, black beans, adzuki beans, and rice. Finish the eyes, nose and whiskers {a bit of unravelled twine} very last.

Here I created a simple heart design with black beans.

To fit with the Easter Basket theme, add a handle to the peat pots. Simply use a paper punch to put holes in the pot. Then take a bit of wire from a hanger or your jewelry kit and thread it through. 

Finish off the top portion of the wire by wrapping it with twine to maintain that organic look. Hot glue secures the twine.


The organic baskets take on a whole new level of charm when you plant them with spring flowers. I love pansies and violas in the early spring! You can see more *here.*

Once I started, I couldn't stop!  I used smaller square starter pots to express the Joy of Spring.


 Fun decor for the season...

They look great indoors on the window sill. I ended up putting a little plastic lid underneath when it was time to water.

But as a 'science experiment' of sorts, I'll be interested to see what happens to the ones I leave outside...

In the meantime, we have some beautiful signs of Spring to enjoy.

Lovely and calorie-free!


Cute TP tube Funny Bunny tutorial at I Gotta Create!
Kids will love to make Funny Bunnies 
from TP tubes. 
You can get two out of every tube. Come get the tutorial!







22 comments:

Alderberry Hill said...

Wow..you have bean busy...hee, hee, hee!
They are adorable!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really creative and cute! I should do these with my kids!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Those are so cute! Megan

Katalina Jewelry said...

Ahhh...so adorable!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

These are fantastic! How fun, thanks for sharing them.

Mandy said...

Christina, these are sooo darn cute!!! I LOVE THEM!!!! I've pinned them :p).

myric andreasen said...

I've never seen anything like this. This is so cute and great fun activity with kids too!

xoxo
Myric

Robin Lynn said...

These are just the cutest things ever!! I think it'll be something I can try with the kiddos - thanks for hosting and for this great tutorial!
Blessings!!

Linda said...

Wowee... okay that is really different and creative!! Very nice work, too. Blessings to you. Linda

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Your sweet little pots are so clever! Love how your blog turned out, too! It is so sharp and crisp! Great Job!

Take care,

Trish

Danielle @ Blossom Bunkhouse.com said...

Wow, these are so cute. I am going to add this to my list to do with the kids. Great post!

Maria said...

I love these! What a fun way to decorate for Easter! Love the bunnies and the JOY pots too, so cute! This would be such a fun craft for kids, too! Love it!

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos said...

how adorable! i love that you were totally "organic" with this. very cleaver! thanks for sharing.

Jennifer

Michelle Paige said...

What fun baskets! I've never seen ones like yours--adorable! Wouldyou be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you. Thanks, Michelle

Jill said...

Gorgeous little baskets - a lovely idea!



Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Janette - The2Seasons said...

What a cute idea. I think little children would love doing that project.

Mindie Hilton said...

Cute organic pots. I am hosting a Spring contest called Battle of the Cookers and Crafters and this would be perfect to link up for a chance to win if you are interested. Thanks for sharing.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

These are really great and so unique!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This is an incredibly darling idea!! I love those bunnies! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy! XO

Beth @ Hungry Happenings said...

Love how you used the beans and rice to create such festive Easter decorations. I've never seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very cute peat pots. Thanks for sharing. They would be cute in red and white for Valentine's Day too.

Crafty Mischief said...

How cute! What a fun idea!