DIY Wood Bunny Craft using Leftover 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 wood 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 wood bunny craft 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 (a tiny amount I used acrylic paint)
Small paint brush
The 3 bunny templates and carbon paper
Jigsaw or scroll saw
120 grit sandpaper
Ribbon and flowers
Print out the bunny 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 bunny 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 bunny is cut out, sand the outside edges.
Paint the front and back white, with two coats, maybe three.
Paint the outside edge with pink for girl bunnies, or blue for boy 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 rabbit and attach. Screw in the base to the bottom of the bunny.
Adding the Ribbon
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 bowtie 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.
I am in the middle of making a second similar wood bunny craft for Easter. It’s not ready yet, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy these related posts.