DIY Wood Bunny for Spring Decor
Wood Bunny Easter Craft using Scrap Wood
Bunny crafts are as sure a sign of Spring as red robins. All of a sudden the stores are full of different styles of rabbit decor, and there are very few I don’t really like. Bunnies are so cheerful and make me happy. This particular wooden Easter bunny craft celebrates Spring. To me it looks like a Mother bunny who is happy to be playing with her little bunny, I imagine them playing outside on a warm Spring day, joyous to be outdoors again. And boy can this girl relate!
This wooden bunny is very inexpensive to make and with the base it stands about 19 inches tall. It is made out of 3/4 inch plywood that I had left over from making snowmen, so mine is already painted white. If you don’t have any leftover plywood you can purchase 1/4 sheets at Lowes or Home Depot. Besides the plywood you will need:
Pink or blue paint
small paint brush
Jigsaw or Scroll Saw
120 grit sandpaper
Ribbon and flowers
Print out the bunny cut out templates, there are three pages. Line them up using the lines of the rabbit to guide you and then tape together.
Place the plywood good side up and then carbon paper and the template.
Trace the pattern onto the plywood. As you work along check to make sure the pattern is transferring from time to time.
Once done remove the carbon paper and pattern.
Cut out the wood bunnies with either a scroll saw or a jigsaw. For the hole between the two bunnies, I suggest drilling it in a couple of places to make room to start the blade.
Cut a rectangular base 5″ by 8″
Once the wood bunny is cut out, sand the outside edges.
Paint the front and if the wood bunnies in white you will need two coats, maybe three.
Paint the outside edge of the wood bunny with pink for girl bunnies, or blue for boy wood bunnies. Place a tiny bit of pink (blue) paint along the very edge of the front of the bunny.
Let dry very well.
Apply wood glue to the bottom of the bunny and attach. Screw in the base to the bottom of the bunny.
Adding Ribbon to the Painted Wood Bunny
I chose to make my bunny a girl so I added pink edging and made the ribbon pink and floral. If you want to make it a boy bunny after you paint the edges blue, give him a bow tie ribbon.
I thought I would show you how I made the ribbon. If you can tie a simple ribbon go for it. I wanted to use this particular ribbon and it isn’t wired. To create the ribbon first loosely wrapped the ribbon around the large bunnies neck. I then made two small loops of ribbon sewing each of them in the middle with a needle and then.
Then I sewed the two loops together.
Once the two ribbon loops were sewn together I laid it on top of the neck ribbon and tied it into place. Doing it this way left me with enough control to pinch the ribbon together with thread and hold everything in place so I could control it better. This worked well for the unwired ribbon.
Home Sense Bunny
A couple of weeks ago I was shopping and came across this brown bunny. I just want to let you know I created mine First. Did they take my design…. I guess kind of… I like the colours, but think the mouth are looks funny lol.
Other Bunny Crafts to Try
Making bunny crafts is an enjoyable way to think all things Spring while we wait for warmer days. I absolutely love creating bunnies, so the blog has all kinds of them to check out. Here are three more you more enjoy making. Think warm thoughts Leanna.
Wood Bunny Easter Craft
These his and her wooden bunnies are made using scrap wood and a free downloadable pattern. They are smaller than the kissing bunnies in today’s post. These little bunnies feature wire ears you can pose anyway you like.
Dollar Store Bunny Craft
Would you believe this neutral burlap twine wrapped bunny was once a sparkling blue bunny. This dollar store diy bunny craft is easy to do then you can decorate it any way you like to make it yours.
Burlap Bunny Art
This burlap DIY bunny Easter craft is a bit different. Create this small burlap bunny using burlap, embroidery thread, and place it on a wood backdrop for adorable Easter or Spring Art.
Awwwwwwwwww, I can feel the happy love from the mommy bunny. So cute Leanna. Your Grandbabies must totally feel loved with all the specialness you have going. on. And it’s such a lovely way to celebrate the joy and promise of Easter
Thank you Michelle. I haven’t seen my girls for a while, harsh Winter roads have a habit of doing that, but Spring is showing signs of arriving. Yeah.
Awh, this is just adorable. So much cuteness! I love the idea of making a decoration like this that will last and last.
I think this is so cute! 🙂 What a great DIY for Easter/Spring! 🙂 I am pinning it!
The little bunny is so sweet. What a nice way to showcase Easter and beyond.
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Thank you Debra. She is going to be a staple around here, unless I decide to gift her to my little ones.