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,
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