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DIY Peter Rabbit Easter Village


DIY Peter Rabbit Easter Village

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail.  This charming little Easter village depicts an adorable miniature Easter Egg Hunt with Peter Rabbit and all his garden friends.  Let’s go and join in on the fun!

It looks like the Egg Hunt is underway and many of Peter’s friends already have many eggs in their baskets.

Mrs. Squirrel is busy serving cupcakes while baby squirrel investigates the remains of a nut shell.

Mother Bunny and her babies seem to be enjoying some fresh lettuce in the garden.

Peter Rabbit is busy picking carrots from the carrot patch  to share with all his friends, while Mrs. Rabbit checks out one of the prize eggs she has just found.

Flopsy  is setting down a potted plant gift for  their neighbor, Jemima Puddle Duck while Mopsy is  looking for eggs in her flower garden.

Cottontail is searching for eggs around Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s house.

I think she should check in the hen house, don’t you?

Many of Peter’s friends have met at the playground by the little stream.

I see Mrs. Puddle Duck and her babies swimming in the stream by the waterfall.  Can you see them?

They look like they’re all having a good time, don’t you think?


Tutorial

Table Top Base

You can either set up your village on a regular table top, or you can make a platform like I did.  I set the platform onto a galvanized stock tank and it all made the perfect table top for the display.  Because it’s flat, I can easily hide the platform after season, against the wall in a closet or just about anywhere else.

To make the platform, I screwed 10 picket fence planks together with 3 bottom braces.  The dimensions of my table top is 35in x 55in.

Then I gave it an old look by staining it with my DIY Old Wood Stain.

I actually placed the platform on my living room table to set up the village, then carried  it (with 2 people) to the area that I wanted it.

For the tiered areas of the village, I used a wooden crate and other various pieces of wood that I stacked onto each other.  I also stained all the wood to look old with my DIY Old Wood Stain).

I cut pieces of moss mat to the desired sizes for the grass, and placed it onto the tiered areas.

Figurines

Honestly, you can get Easter miniature figurines just about anywhere during the season.  The figurines I used were not part of a set, as I bought them all separately in different places.  Most were bought at JoAnns and the rest were bought at Micheal’s when they were marked down at 50-80% off.  Amazon, Etzy, and Ebay have a great selection also.  I tried finding figurines that were all about the same size so they would go together better.

Village Houses

The village houses are simply miniature woodland fairy houses found at JoAnns bought after season when they were marked down at 80% off.  I bought the fences at that time as well.  You can also find a great selection of these houses on Amazon, Etzy, and Ebay.

To make them more “Easter-y,” I hot-glued spring-colored flowers to the houses trimmed from bouquets with tiny-looking flowers.

Tiny Easter Eggs

The tiny Easter eggs that you can see hidden all through the village came from Pip Berry Picks found HERE.  I couldn’t find tiny eggs that were cheap and affordable so I made my own by simply snipping off the pip berries with some scissors.  Instant Easter eggs!

Stream & Waterfall

Using cardboard from a cereal box, I cut out the shape of my stream.

I glued blue crushed glass (found at Michael’s) onto the cardboard with Elmer’s glue and let it all dry.  My stream dried stiff and held up nicely.

For the waterfall I used a hot glue gun and squirt out some beads of glue in a row, onto some cellophane.  I made sure to make it the length and width that I wanted my waterfall.

After it was cool I peeled it off the cellophane, trimmed it up to size with some scissors, and placed it in it’s spot.  Last, I lined the stream with pebbles I found outside.

I hope this inspires you to make one of your own!

Happy Easter!

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24 Comments

  1. This is adorable! I have always loved villages at Christmas time, and I love fairy gardens. I will have to start collecting so I can make one this awesome!

    • Thank you for you sweet comments! I didn’t start out to make such a large one. I just picked up a few things every year on sale when I would see something I liked.

  2. OMG!!!!! This is absolutely amazing!!! I love it and thanks so much for showing us how you created it!! When my sons were young I had an Easter Village from Jo Ann’s. I have since passed it on to my nephew so his 3 daughters can enjoy it for the Holiday. I also passed on a Halloween Village from Jo Ann’s. I still do a Christmas and a Fall Village. I also do 2 tubs of Fairy gardens in the garden and a Fairy Garden mantle in my Sitting Room!! I hope you don’t mind if a share your post on face book because I think it is so fantastic!!!
    Happy Easter!!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    • Debbie, you really made my day! Thank you for your sweet comments! Yes, if you link back to my site, I would love it if you would share this. Thank you!

  3. This display is so cool! Great vision and execution, with an awesome collection of miniatures!

  4. This is absolutely enchanting. What a terrific job you did. You’ve created a total world of Easter and Spring magic! Charming.

  5. Nice to meet you Tee, this is so nifty and so intricate, I love how you made the water and the fall using hot glue, so many things can be made. I love the whole village so much to see, I had to really take some time, it would be fun to see in person. Thank you for sharing on #omhgff party this week. Please stop by and share again!
    Have a great week

  6. Julie Briones

    This is so adorable and amazing, Tee! My grandkids would go NUTS over this! This is reminiscent of my mom’s Christmas village that she actually allowed my children to play with. They were always careful and the village was always safe at the end of the season. Great memories for my kids! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

  7. What a cute idea! I’m impressed with your multi-layer background.

  8. You could make a book with all these pictures. Everytime I visit I see something else, the cabbages with the rabbits are so cute! Pinned today!

  9. Oh my gosh I just got into making fairy gardens and your tip on how to make the river is fabulous! I will be stealing it for sure. The whole thing is darling. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  10. That really is a work of art…and such fun! I keep going back to look at some of the details. I love everything about Peter and his friends! ENJOY!!!

    • Thank you!! I’m so glad you like it! I love everything about Peter and his friends too!

  11. Just– WOW! I love the colors and the blue stream and what time you must have spent! I pinned this to my Easter board. Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

  12. Oh this is adorable! What a labour of love! Pinning. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous Peter Rabbit Easter Village with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

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