Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Kristen Swain47
2×4 Wooden Bunnies
Good Morning friends! Today I am excited to share my first wood project with you. I have seen some adorable 2×4 wooden projects online. And in the spirit of those, I wanted to create some fun and friendly decor items that are relatively easy to create. I adore these a-DORK-able wooden bunnies with their long floppy ears and buck teeth.
I know that Easter has passed, but these guys could certainly decorate your house for a few weeks into late spring and early summer as well.
To make these guys you are going to need..
- 1 2x4x6 OR 2x4x8 piece of pine. ( you can easily get your pieces cut at the home store, they can sometimes do the first cut free, then $1 after, so you would only need 3 cuts. My 2x4x8 pine was $2.99 .
- white felt
- paint- black , white, cream, pink, brown
- crackle medium
- 3/32 basswood ( for the noses) I was able to find these in the wood carving section of my big chain craft store
- exacto/razor knife
- black wire ( can be found in the jewelry making section of big chain craft store)
- fabric- cream and pink gingham are what I had on hand
- hot glue gun
- fabric glue
- pinking scissors
- pink chalk or blush
- a medium and a small pompom ( can be found at craft store)
First you are going to cut your 2x4x8 so that you have a 12 inch, a 10 inch and an 8 inch long piece of wood.
Sand down all the edges until smooth.
Paint the blocks brown. Let dry, paint with crackle medium, only let dry about 20 minutes- following directions on crackle medium bottle.
Now use cream paint and go over the crackle medium with a well loaded brush in one stroke, making sure NOT to touch the paint that you have added to the blocks.
Allow the paint to dry. Take the basswood and draw out a rounded edged triangle, this will be the nose, you will need three.
Sand then paint them with a couple coats of pink paint.
Cut three pieces of black wire for each bunny. I cut mine at about 10 inches long. On both sides, I zigzaged the wire with my hands, doing all three pieces at the same time. Give them a twist right in the middle to hold them in place.
Use pink chalk or a woman’s blush with the medium pompom to create ‘cheeks’ on the bunnies. Add a small rectangle out of the white felt with a thin cut up the middle about half way into the rectangle, these are the teeth. In the middle of those cheeks, glue your bunny whiskers, teeth and top with a pink nose.
Use the same medium pompom to add black paint dots for eyes.
Then use a small pompom to add white paint dots to the cheeks, nose, and eyes.
To create the ears. you will cut a 14×2 inch piece of fabric with the pinking scissors, rounding the ends. Tie a knot in the middle of the ears, then cut two oval pieces of pink gingham about 1.5×5 inches. Use a fabric glue to adhere the pink gingham to the cream fabric. Then use hot glue to glue the buttons and ears to the bunnies.
Next is just to add ribbon and buttons to decorate your bunnies.
Each bunny is different. Add the ribbon bow at the side of the ears.
Or in the middle of them.
Or loop a bow around the middle of the bunny. Anyway you decorate them, they are gonna be cuties!