Spring has definitely sprung! I’ve been working on getting my spring decor together, and Dollar Tree has the most adorable buffalo check pieces for spring and Easter. Last week I shared a buffalo check door hanger that I plan to hang in my dining room and the following tutorial on how to paint buffalo check that I used on the hanger. In between doctors’ visits I was able to go to a larger Dollar Tree, and I found the cutest things for spring! Of course, I had to get bags and bags full, lol! With my spoil I made a cute DIY buffalo check spring centerpiece, and today I’m sharing that tutorial with you.
DIY Spring Centerpiece Supplies:
- bunny sign
- “Bunny Trail” container
- dry floral foam
- faux flowers
- wire cutters
- acrylic paint- I used white, light pink, & candy pink.
- painter’s tape
- 2 large popsicle sticks
- hot glue gun & glue
Prep & Paint the Bunny
For this project I used the sign with the bunny inside a hat. I wasn’t in love with the look of it, so I painted the back instead of using the original sign.
First you need to remove the staples and the “spring” banner from the bunny. Save the sign for later. Then sand the area where the staples were in the sign. It doesn’t take much to remove the holes.
Next, paint the entire sign white. This is a picture of me painting my bunny door hanger. I recorded the process for this sign, but I haven’t edited it yet.
Now use my buffalo check tutorial and paint the hat portion of the sign with the pattern. When you’re finished with that, paint a little face on your bunny.
I did paint the black shadow that makes the bunny stand out from the hat, but it’s pretty much covered when you add the “spring” banner back on it. You can choose to paint it on just like the front of the sign or leave it off. That’s up to you. When your sign is dry, add a dot of hot glue to the bunny’s left hand. Place the “s” banner on the glue.
Add more glue to the other hand and attach the other end of the banner to it.
Finally, you’ll have a bunny sign that looks like this:
Add the Bunny to the Bucket
Turn your bunny over so your painted side is face down. Add hot glue to one of your large popsicle sticks then place it on the back of your bunny sign. You want to add it about 2″ from the side with about 3-4″ hanging off the bottom of the sign.
Glue another popsicle stick to the other side of the bunny. These will be like stakes to attach the bunny to the container.
Squeeze some hot glue to the ends of the popsicle sticks and press them into the plastic “Bunny Trail” container.
Complete the Spring Centerpiece
Finally, it’s time to complete your DIY spring centerpiece! Place four pieces of dry floral foam into the bucket. Then begin to add faux flowers and greenery until you’re happy with the look. I ended up taking the white flowers out, sticking with the purple ones alone. I used flowers from Michael’s, but Dolar Tree stems will work fine.
Now your centerpiece is ready to display! I put mine on my dining room table. Please excuse the empty shelves behind it lol. We’re in the process of buying a house, so as I put away St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve left a lot empty.
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