Recycled Jars to Bunnies & Chicks

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I wanted to share how I used some recycled jars to turn them in to spring decor – bunnies and chicks!  It’s easy and great fun for the kids too!

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For my first two, I painted 2 recycle jars.  I used paint I had on hand.

For my first two, I painted 2 recycle jars.  I used paint I had on hand.

I painted a chick face on one using Sharpies.  I think I might get some yellow feathers and add them to the top.

I painted a chick face on one using Sharpies.  I think I might get some yellow feathers and add them to the top.

For the bunny, I hot glued 2 pipe cleaners onto the top inside of the jar for ears, and glued on a pink pom pom for his nose.  I used a Sharpie to draw on his face.

For the bunny, I hot glued 2 pipe cleaners onto the top inside of the jar for ears, and glued on a pink pom pom for his nose.  I used a Sharpie to draw on his face.

I glued a pom pom on his back for a tail.

I glued a pom pom on his back for a tail.

For my next jar, I frosted the glass.

For my next jar, I frosted the glass.

I used my Sharpie to draw on a bunny face and ears.

I used my Sharpie to draw on a bunny face and ears.

I added a batter operated LED light to him to light him up.  You could also use it as a vase for flowers.

I added a batter operated LED light to him to light him up.  You could also use it as a vase for flowers.

For this one I used a plastic orange juice container.  I frosted the container.

For this one I used a plastic orange juice container.  I frosted the container.

I drew on the bunny face with my Sharpies.

I drew on the bunny face with my Sharpies.

This one I will put water in the bottom of the jar to hold it steady.  I added a solar light to the top so it'll light up outside.

This one I will put water in the bottom of the jar to hold it steady.  I added a solar light to the top so it’ll light up outside.

I wanted to share how I used some recycled jars to turn them in to spring decor - bunnies and chicks!  It's easy and great fun for the kids too!

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10 Comments

  1. So adorable! What a great way to dress up bottles that you’d normally recycle to add fun to your home. 🙂

    1. Thank you Linda! I was thinking those grand kids of yours might have some fun with this too 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    Love, love, LOVE!! Your jars are just too cute, Chas!

    Hugs!

    1. You are just so sweet Stephanie! Thank you – Hugs back 🙂

  3. These are possibly the easiest Easter decorations ever! And so cute!

  4. Mother of 3 says:

    This would be perfect for an elementary school classroom project. So cute and a fun way to put those recyclables to work. Thanks for sharing at the Virtual Fridge. Pinned.

    1. Thank you and you are right. I ran classroom parties for about 10 years for both kids. Thanks for the Pin

  5. What a cute idea! That would be a great way to keep kids busy on these Spring (?) days! 😉 The whole house would be covered in bunnies! LOL Happy WW!

    1. That is an awesome visual Shannon! So very true 🙂

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