Are you ready to meet Mr. Bun-bun? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the need for a little bit of bling in my world. So, when I picked out the pieces for this Easter Decor vignette, it seems I erred on the side of shiny, rhinestone encrusted and reflective 🙂 Ok, maybe it was no mistake at all!
Dollar Store Easter Decor Inspiration
My inspiration for this piece was the really pretty eggs that you see set on a pedestal. Here’s an example from McKenzie Childs. This one will run you about $128 US. Ours won’t be that expensive. To be clear though, this is just my jumping off point, this is not a replication or a dupe. But if you love those, stay tuned, because I will be doing some of those in the near future!
Here is the list of supplies that you will need to make this easter decoration.
I picked up most of these supplies at the dollar store, but here are some links for your convenience:
Glam Easter Decor Supplies:
1 – Mirror 10×10″
2 – Mirrored candle holders/coasters 5″ x 5″
3 – Glass easter eggs
2 – Wine glasses (in different heights)
1 – Decorative Bunny
1- square decorative metallic candle holder
I don’t know why this always bugs me but it does. I worry that you won’t be able to find the things that you will need to make the project. So just in case here are some subs for you. If you can’t find a similar candle holder, just pick any rectangular shaped one, and spray it to match the bunny. Heck for that matter you could really just use a block of smooth wood and paint it. The wine glasses I purchased at a thrift store, which is an AMAZING place to buy glassware. If you wanted to, you could swap out the easter bunny for whatever you like. Maybe an easter chicken or ???
It’s a good idea to give everything a good clean before starting. Just use a damp paper towel to clean the rhinestone coasters, because you do not want to get these wet. I have similar accessories in my bathroom, and once the rhinestone tape gets wet, it’s not very nice any more. So, just give the glass a wipe using a damp cloth or my favourite glass cleaner. Also you will want to remove the little pads off of the bottom of the coasters, so that they sit flat on the mirror tile when you glue them. Just scrape them off using a razor blade or knife. Check everything for any nicks or dings, and those should be hidden as best as possible or facing the backside of your project.
The first thing is to glue the coasters on to the mirror tile. You want to leave a little bit of the bevel showing on the ‘front” of the piece. Use hot glue to affix these, and keep it away from the edges of the coasters, so that it doesn’t squeeze out when you are pressing them down. You want them to look like this when they are glued down.
The next step is to get the Egg pedestals all glued together. First attach the round candle holders to the top of the Square holder. With this one the round candle holder is just slightly wider than the opening in the square candle holder, so it just fits. If it was a bit too big I would have likely glued a piece of wood of something the correct size into the opening of the square one, to keep the round one elevated.
Next do the same with the 2 wine glasses, by inverting the glasses and attaching the round candle holder to the bottom of the wine glasses. Use a fairly generous amount of glue, as the bottom will have an indent, but make sure that you keep it away from the edges so that it doesn’t squish out the sides when you press it down.
Repeat the process for the second wine glass.
Next attach the eggs to all three of the egg platforms, using hot glue. You could also use E6000 , but the hot glue worked well, except that it set up super fast, so there was very little time to make any adjustments. I originally applied the glue to the outer rim of the candle holders, but for the next one I applied it to the bottom edge of the egg, which worked much better for adhering. Now you should have 3 egg holders that look something like this
I had originally intended to give these eggs a checked or striped makeover, but they were just so darned pretty in all their pearly irridensense, that I decided to just leave them the way they were. These ones also came in a few different light tones like pink, green and blue. But I liked the white ones the best.
Here is what Mr. Bun Bun, yes, I named my Easter Bunny, looked like before he got a coat of silver. He was already pretty darn cute! But he would have looked out of place if I didn’t paint him. So, to the paint shop he goes! I did the first coat in Rust-Oleum Metallic silver spray paint. After the first coat he looked a little flat. Too flat to go with the very sparkly and shiny candle holder. So I added another coast of paint in Rust-Oleum Metallic Titanium Silver . I had this paint left over from my end table project. It’s very shiny and sparkly. Just a head’s up, if you use the titanium spray paint directly on the coloured bunny, it won’t give full coverage, it’s a very translucent paint. But super beautiful.
Putting the pieces together
So, now that all of your various pieces of your easter decor project are ready, it’s time to attach them to the mirrors. I used hot glue to attach all of the pieces. You could use E6000 to attach the glasses to the mirrors, if you like. The hot glue can be a bit gloppy, but you won’t really see if from the front anyway. First, attach the square candle holder in the front inside corner. See photos below for a step by step of what goes where. Next attach the medium height wine glass in the back inside corner and finally the tallest wine glass behind and slightly off centre from the square candle holder, as in the photos below. And the final piece is to affix your bunny onto the front coaster, facing in whatever direction you like!
The final thing that I did was to add a touch of colour using ribbon. I went with a very thin metallic ribbon. It really finishes this off in a pretty and glamorous style! I just added a piece of ribbon around the bottom of each of the eggs, where they attach to the round candle holders. Use a dab of hot glue at the back to secure. And to complete it, Mr. Bun Bun got a spiffy purple neck tie as well. And we are done – Tada! This is the perfect size to use a a centrepiece on your Easter table, or in your entranceway like I have done here. It’s just a bit more elevated. So you can still have some fun seasonal Easter decor without having to resort to plastic coloured Easter eggs. Not that there’s anything wrong with plastic Easter eggs, I have a whole box full of them 🙂
I set it up with my Dollar Store Floral Topiary to give it a little bit of extra colour.
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