Thursday, March 24, 2011

Those Pier 1 Bunnies…I Haz Them

If you haven’t seen them yet, you will. They’re making their way around blogland. I first saw them on Haley’s blog, The Autocrat, and then again at Jenn’s blog, Rook No. 17 ( where she may or may not be giving some of these away but you’ll have to go to see!) .
Had. To. Have. Them.
Pier 1 Bunies
I went to one Pier 1 only to find they hadn’t yet unpacked theirs and of course they were in the bottom box of a ceiling high stack of boxes and the stock people weren’t in yet. Curses. They called another store that had unpacked theirs. Had to wait a day. Not patient. I explained to the first store that craft bloggers are going to be looking for these and they better get busy. “Oh OK crazy craft lady…whatever you say”
Jenn did hers in painted clay pots that sit in a crate. I was going to copy then I remembered a container Mr. Chocolate had given me flowers in ( awwwww) that had three frosted glass short vases and sat in a crate like thing. Knew I saved it for a reason. I say that a lot but you really have not seen me on an episode of “Hoarders”.
Pier 1 Bunnies
Wanted it lighter and less contemporary so I slapped some white paint on it ( not perfectly…going for a shabby look) and then dry brushed it with taupe:
Pier 1 Bunnies (6)
Pier 1 Bunnies (3)
Much better I think. Filled each of the vases with Spanish Moss and floral foam and plopped the bunnies in. I bent the stems of the ones on the end so the middle bunny would be higher. I also tied pale yellow ribbon around their necks. Not too tight. I’m not mean!
Pier 1 Bunnies (7)
Pier 1 Bunnies (4)
I decided to keep things simple, but remembered I had a key I’d picked up in Michael’s dollar section ( now their $1.50 section grrrrr) so I tied that to one end of the crate with a torn piece of scrap muslin. Why? Dunno. Maybe the bunnies will get locked out and need a key.
Pier 1 Bunnies (5)
Probably on a watch list at Pier 1 now.
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Aaron {the girl with the boy's name} said...

Those are Super Cute! I guess I need to add a trip to Pier 1 on the list of things to do this weekend. Oh, and I notices the change from $1 section to $1.50 section today too! What a bummer!

-Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}

Christine said...

Sheesh! You were just trying to give those Pier one people a little friendly help...;)

I like what you did with those bunnies. Way to recycle...ummm doesn't Michaels get enough of our money?--just sayin'

Netty said...

Such great fun, love them. Annette x

Maggie Massey said...

Your post cracked me up...;) The bunnies are adorable! And make sure to leave the doors open for them...;)

Lori said...

They are bun-iful! lol..ok, that WAS corny. Great knock off, once again, from the master of knock offs... very cute!

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

Those are super cute! I saw those bunnies on another blog, and completely forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very cute, Carol! I'm loving these little guys. They are too much fun!

Jocelyn said...

so adorable! I couldn't believe Michael's raised their price:-(

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love your take on this, Carol. I bought 1 bunny at Pier 1 last week and have yet to do anything with it. Maybe he needs some friends:)

Unknown said...

Look at that little trio hopping along the bunny trail! Your version is mighty cute, Carol!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle L. said...

Hee, adorable, love your treatment! I was at World Market yesterday and some ladies were grabbing these up and clutching them to their chests. My husband couldn't stop laughing. I asked what was so funny. "They look so proud of themselves for finding those." I was embarrassed to say I wanted the bunnies so didn't get one.

1CardCreator said...

Those are adorable, love how you distressed the case. Call me if you land in Pier 1 Jail, I'll come bail you out!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

These are adorable! Love your crate too! There is a reason to save these things. Take a look at my spring wreath post, I saved that bow for over 5 years!

{autie} said...

so fun! we used them here

I love how your containers fit into their little holder! Its so fun to see 1 thing used so many different ways!

Naturally Me Creations said...

I remember seeing them on Jen's blog...yours turned out cute as well! That little key is so cute on there. :)

Tnx so much for stopping by to link this up at my party this weekend! :)

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

Thanks so much for linking up at my party and spreading the word! I really appreciate it. You are so creative, I hope you can stop by next week.