Wood Crafts

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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