This pop up card utilizes the pop up mechanism you may remember from my leprechaun hat pop up card, which in turn was adapted from my coffee cup pop up card.
How to make a flower pot Easter pop up card
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For easier machine cutting the pieces are separated into layers. Notice that the score lines are in a separate layer from the cut lines of each piece. Score lines are indicated by PINK lines. You can cut by layer or by outline color. I have also given each set of pieces a different outline color.
flower pot and flower pot rim (orange)
2 rabbits (brown)
4 ear insides (I used yellow)
2 black, 2 white eyes
dirt and post (dark brown)
eggs (assorted colors)
grass and leaves (green)
Construct Pop Up
Assemble the flower pot, adhering the side tab.
Adhere rim pieces to top edge of flower pot, between the creases.
Fold the dirt piece in half, along the center cut line.
Fold the post in half, on the vertical score line. Fold the feet up.
Apply adhesive to the inside of the post. DO NOT put adhesive on the feet. Close to adhere.
Fold in the edges of the round top of the post and slide the top through the center of the dirt. Unfold edges.
Slide the grass legs through the slots in the dirt. Pull them through about half way--not all the way or they will interfere with gluing the post to the card.
Fold the dirt in half, collapsing it flat.
Slide the dirt and post into the flower pot, from the top of the flower pot. The post feet should extend out the bottom of the flower pot.
Attach Pop Up to Base Card
Lightly pencil guidelines on base card as shown, connecting the ends of the long cuts.
Center the post feet (brown) between the guidelines. Adhere post feet to card, aligning center crease of card to foot creases.
(Red arrow shows where grass will slot into card; green arrows show where flower pot will slot into card.)
Slide the grass feet through the base card.
Pull grass feet all the way through. Check that the grass is snug against the dirt.
Slide flower pot tabs through base card. (Shown as white in the picture below.)
Tape across the foot and tab to adhere.
It should look like this when the base card is opened flat.
Construct bunnies, adding ear insides and eyes.
Glue one bunny to each side of the rounded top of the post, matching them back-to-back.
Add leaves and eggs as desired.