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Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Kristen Swain

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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.

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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 .
  • Sandpaper
  • 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
  • buttons/twine
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Allow the paint to dry. Take the basswood and draw out a rounded edged triangle, this will be the nose, you will need three.

 

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Sand then paint them with a couple coats of pink paint.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Next is just to add ribbon and buttons to decorate your bunnies.

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Each bunny is different. Add the ribbon bow at the side of the ears.

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Or in the middle of them.

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Or loop a bow around the middle of the bunny.  Anyway you decorate them, they are gonna be cuties!

Kristen

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47 Responses to 2×4 Wooden Bunnies

  1. vicki says:

    Came across your bunnies that was made out of wood. Love them so much that I would like give them a try.Thank you for sharing your great idea and would like see more of your crafts. Thanks,Vicki

  2. Cookie17 says:

    Oh my goodness these are soooo cute.look easy too,Thank’s for showing us you did a ” eggcelent ” job on this,,,ha,ha,ha,Spring has such pretty color’s Thank’s again…

  3. Diana Hemmig says:

    Cute!! I’m going to try this for something new this year. Thanks!

  4. Lauren Morse says:

    These bunnies are so cute! I was a little disappointed when I came across them, and then realized I would have to make it myself. I’m not sure mine would look near as cute. I think you should sell your creations. I would definitely by them!

    • says:

      Hi Lauren, I have a link towards the bottom right of the site that goes to my etsy store. I offer up many crafts for sale there and these bunnies are still available!
      thanks!
      kris

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  6. Zara says:

    Hi, these are super cute and I want to try to make them. But, I don’t understand this part:

    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.

    Can you please explain?

    Thank you,
    Zara

    • says:

      Hi Zara! Crackle medium is a medium that makes the paint that is put over it, crack and separate to give that old worn crackled look. You have to use the medium first. Then you load your top coat onto a brush and put a good amount so that the medium works. The thicker the coat of top paint, the thicker the cracks in the top coat. You do want to cover, but not disturb the layers of paint on the top coat, so that it cracks correctly.
      kris

      • Zara says:

        Hi Kris :-)

        Thanks for your reply, but I’m still not understanding. What do you mean when you say “making sure NOT to touch the paint that you have added to the blocks”? Isn’t the paint added to the blocks brown and that’s what you’re painting over?

        Apologies for all my questions, I’m just trying to figure this out!

        Thanks,
        Zara

        • says:

          Hi Zara, Not a problem! :) Your first layer of paint would be the brown, but you’d let that dry. Then you would add the crackle medium, painting over the brown with that. It’s like a paint, but dries clear. OVER TOP of the brown and crackle would be your final paint in the white paint. When you apply the white, you can carefully paint on long strokes of the white, but be careful not to mess too much with the paint you have already put down, the crackle medium works quickly and you can disturb the crackle if you mess with the layer. Essentially, you are painting the blocks three times. Paint, Crackle Medium, then paint again. Let me know if you need more explanation! I’m here to help!
          kris

  7. Sharon says:

    Love them! Do you use acrylic paint?
    Thanks
    Sharon

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  16. Linda Campbell says:

    These wooden bunnies are so sweet! I can’t wait to make them this Spring! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Pili says:

    Love them, they are adorable!! I have to look on my wood junk pile for some wood and make some with my girls, they love them too!
    And I want to invite you to share this at the link party I co-host each Tuesday called TwoUsesTuesday, and inspire others with it.
    Hugs,

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  19. Renee Holder says:

    I just love these and I want to give you credit when I do my next class this month. Thank you for a great idea.

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  21. Ashley says:

    My mom and I did these and we just love them!!! I tryed to upload the pictures but it wouldn’t let me.

    • says:

      Hi Ashley, I’d love to see them if you could send the photos to me at info (AT) creativemeinspiredyou.com.
      thanks!
      kris

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  23. Sam says:

    These are adorable and I’m going to give it a try. What size is the nose? Thanks for sharing

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  29. Diane Scheixk says:

    I was thinking of using grey paint instead of the brown and maybe white paint on top of he crackle. What do you think?

  30. Diane says:

    Can you use chalk paint?

  31. Cindy says:

    I can’t wait to try these cuties. My husband is cutting the wood for me today. Instead of felt and balsam wood I will be substituting flat foam. Thanks for the adorable idea. “-)

  32. Diane Scheick says:

    You can use Chalk pait n one coat is all you need covers better. You just need to make sure you used the medium crackle for chalk paint.

  33. Cindy Milliman says:

    I just finished bunny no. one of three. I am so thrilled with it. Thank you so much for sharing this craft project.

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