Hubs (Donnie) and I made these darling wooden Easter Bunny wall hangers and I wanted to share how we made them with you!
I don’t mean to be punny….but let’s HOP to it!
These wooden hangers measure 17.5 x 12 inches and would look great on any wall, shelf or front door.
I began by using a piece of plywood from Home Depot. I found this template online and enlarged it on the copier until it was the size I wanted. You will most likely have to print parts of the bunny and then tape them all together to get the desired size.
For stability, I traced the bunny onto poster board and cut it out. I then traced the bunny onto the wood and passed it on to Donnie to cut. I wasn’t around for the “real” work and totally forgot to take photos. Donnie cut out the bunny shape using a jigsaw. He then sanded the edges with an electric sander.
After the bunny was cut, I painted both sides of it with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Caviar. I gave it two coats.
Once the black paint was dry, I painted two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Fluff. (Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Cotton would work well, too.)
To help bring out some of the black underneath and give the bunny a distressed look, I took a sanding block and lightly sanded using a 180 grit. I focused mainly on the edges and sanded the top area all over until it was smooth to the touch and it looked slightly aged/distressed.
At this point, you could choose to put a clear seal over the bunny. I left these as they were, but you could wax over the top, spray a clear sealant in satin (or matte) or use Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin. It’s totally what you prefer. If the bunny is going to be exposed to the weather, I would go with some sort of top coat.
I nailed a picture hanger to the back and tied a small ribbon onto it just so I would have options for hanging.
For the bow, you can use whatever ribbon combination you like. I had wired ribbon with a buffalo plaid rabbit on it with an orange carrot. Using that as inspiration, I added coordinating ribbons and a little raffia at the top.
You can choose to cut one or two of each of the colors you use and criss-cross them in an “X” pattern.
Pinch all of the ribbons in the center and tie them with a thin ribbon (what I used was not wired). Make sure the thin ribbon is long enough to wrap around the bunny’s neck and tie it at the back.
Here’s a few other bunnies I made with different ribbon:
The great thing is that you can make these your own. Put a little cotton or a pom-pom on the tail, paint stripes or polka-dots on the bunny or even make a little flower crown for the bunny’s head–anything you want!
If you make a bunny, please share it with me here or on my Facebook page. I’d love to see your ideas!
I hope you have fun creating a little bunny of your own!
Until next time,
I love using wooden cutouts for decor! Check out these other posts:
This is seriously so cute Kristi and I can’t believe how easy it was to make too! That is definitely my speed 🙂 I love all the different ribbons you chose – they’re fabulous. Happy Spring, CoCo
Thank you! Easy is always my speed, too. So glad you liked it!
Hi Kristi! I love your DIY bunny wall hanger…he’s so cute! Congrats! You’ve been featured this week at Celebrate Your Story!
Thank you so much Rebecca! I don’t know if you remember but we met last year at Haven Conference. Since then, I have enjoyed your blog, followed you on Instagram and watched your Facebook Lives. You have inspired me so much in crafting and home decor. You do not know how excited I am to be featured this week! I feel like I’ve won the lottery! Thank you for being a wonderful Link Party hostess and I look forward to seeing what you’ve got in store for all of us this week! Again, thank you!
Your bunny wall hanger is adorable! Great tips on how to create one.
Thank you Beverly!
Kristi, your bunny is very cute and I like the black and orange ribbon – that makes it really different!
Congrats on being featured at Zucchini Sisters 🙂
Thank you Rachelle! I appreciate you stopping by the blog!
Debra Oliver says
Hi Kristi, LOVE the bunny wall hanger. That ribbon is adorable. I’m featuring this post on All About Home this Monday evening, thanks so much for joining in on the party!
Thank you Debra! I love your decorating style and enjoy all of the ideas you share on your blog. Thanks to you and Amber for hosting a wonderful Link Party and allowing some of us newer bloggers to share and be exposed to a larger audience. Thanks again!!
Amber Ferguson says
So so cute! I am happy to feature you at All About Home this week. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Amber! I appreciate you and Debra featuring me this week and for hosting a great Link Party each week! Thanks again!
Pamela @ DIY Vibes says
I love the bunny! I bought a jigsaw a couple months ago for projects like this but haven’t used it yet, Pinned to try!
Thank you Pamela! You are braver than me…I make my husband do that work! I hope you enjoy your jigsaw. I’ll be watching your blog to see what you make. Appreciate the PIN!