Unfortunately, we had to evict the Leprechaun renting our tree space. There were too many complaints from the neighbors about his raucous, late night partying. I don't mind, my bank always made it a hassle depositing the ancient Celtic gold coins he paid in rent every month.
Thankfully, a nice and quiet Easter bunny has moved in.
The Easter display is not as elaborate as I had planned in the sketch. It's a simple revision of the Leprechaun door. The past few weeks were busier than expected, so I didn't get the time hoped for to work on it.
Like the St. Patrick's display, it was enjoyed. The neighborhood was full of families this weekend gathering together for Easter and Passover. The Easter bunny's house was visited by numerous smiling and curious kids. So much so, I've run out of super glue fixing the handle every other hour as they keep breaking it off trying to pull the door open.
That is too cute! Nice job.ReplyDelete
Maybe Mister Bunny needs a "Do not disturb" or a "Keep off the (Easter)Grass sign.ReplyDelete
Creppy, thanks. Cut ideas for signs, next year maybe. I was also thinking about adding small picket fence in theme around it.Delete
Neat doors! But, they need a door frame. Doors are typically inset, and a frame would convey that better.ReplyDelete
Next year, you'll have to use some metal hardware to use as a doorknob. Yeah, it means that you'll have to invest a little money, but it should last much longer . . . until the door is ripped out entirely.
How 'bout a fun interactive element like a doorbell? That would be neat!
Agreed. If you look at the Bunny door sketch and the older sketch for the Leprechuan door, both had a frame to inset them into. I hoped to make them, but lost time on both projects.
Real hardware would be nice. I wish I had more money to invest on these personal projects. Spending $5.00 on plastic eggs this month for the basket was splurging.
I demand that you explain how you grew the perfect tree for this project?ReplyDelete
Great job as always!
Thanks Wicked. We got lucky with our house having a good tree out front. I've always appreciated it and it's really the first time I've taken full advantage of using in a display.Delete
So cute and I love the bunny cut out on the door. I didn't think you'd even have pink paint in your supply cupboard! Perhaps Devin lent you some. :)ReplyDelete
Tracy, believe it or not, I've got tons of cute craft supplies around. Although they are the ones with the most dust - hardly ever used.Delete
Simple yet amazing. I wish I had a big tree like that.ReplyDelete
Love all the E. Bunny goodness :0) Wish I had time to give them a try myself...maybe next year...would have to start now though LOL.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for all of the inspiration!!!!
It's too bad there is no way to carve a hollow into the tree without damaging or killing it. I imagine that would up the design to have kids pull it open and there's the Easter bunny inside! Perhaps you could add some sort of mold to the space so that it adds just enough depth for a shallow hollow spot behind the door, but it blends in with the tree seamlessly.ReplyDelete
Cool idea. It would be fun to build it out some. Maybe create a large faux root to add to the tree to place door on and inset a bunny inside.
Another wonderful project. I love all of your work, but this just tickled me and I can't stop smiling!ReplyDelete
I love the picket fence idea for keeping those darn kids off bunny's lawn. If you REALLY wanted to win some neighborhood points, you could even put out a tiny bunny mailbox (I have a couple of tin ones that I picked up from the dollar bin at Target a while back, like this: http://www.orientaltrading.com/tinplate-white-mailbox-a2-52_58-12-1.fltr?Ntt=mailbox If I can locate my spares in the Craft Room of Doom, I'm happy to send one your way) which gives an "interactive" feature but still sits outside of the picket fence and preserves your lovely door.
Thanks Giddy Girl.Delete
Another cute idea. If I put all these into next year's set up I might have to get a building permit from the city.
Love this! I made a mini elf door from popsicle sticks for Christmas but this is too adorable- wish I was better with power tools!ReplyDelete
Love this idea! I'm going to try to make one too. I'm a total newbie though. What did you make the door handle out of??ReplyDelete