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Project

Bunny Carts

When a solid chocolate bunny just isn't enough, create a candy-laden caboose fashioned from a berry basket, wooden wheels, dowels, and a drinking straw. In twos or threes, these bunnies also work as Easter-table centerpieces.

Introduction

Slab wheels, 1 1/2"; dowels, 1/4" by 12", americanwoodcrafterssupply.com. Satin craft paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Pea Shoot, michaels.com. Pint-size berry baskets, thinkgarnish.com.

Materials

  • Three 1/4-inch-by-12-inch dowels
  • Berry basket
  • 2 wooden wheels
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Straw
  • Craft knife
  • Double-sided tape
  • 1-inch strips of gold crepe paper

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut 1 piece of dowel 4 1/2 inches for axle. Cut 2 pieces 8 inches for harness.

  2. Step 2

    Stick shorter piece (axle) into hole of 1 wheel; glue if needed. Paint wheel and axle, leaving 1/2 inch exposed at free end. Paint longer dowels (harness), wheel, and exterior of basket.

  3. Step 3

    Snip straw 2 inches to slightly shorter than width of basket. Glue to underside of basket. Slide axle through straw (slit straw lengthwise if axle won’t fit), and cap with free wheel. Slide other dowels into basket, and secure with hot glue. (If larger opening is needed, cut with craft knife.)

  4. Step 4

    Cut crepe paper along the grain to fit top edges of basket. Fold in half lengthwise, and tape to basket. Measure, cut, fold, and glue a piece for harness.

Reviews (1)

  • 24 Feb, 2014

    Berry baskets were a breeze to order from ThinkGarnish.com. I did need to notch wider holes in the front of each basket for the harnesses; this was very easy with an exacto knife. After hunting around town for straws that would fit the dowels, I ended up ordering bubble tea straws on-line. The double stick tape was a bit challenging to adhere to the wooden basket so on the inside, I used Martha Stewart's "All Purpose Crafting Glue", which worked without incident. Easy project. Adorable.