Easter Bunny Door from scrap wood

If your kids are still at an age where the Easter Bunny brings almost as much excitement as Santa Claus, then this is a simple DIY you will want to incorporate into your Easter decor/festivities: and Easter Bunny Door!

I had some leftover 1″ x 12″ rough pine from my super-sized shoe rack build I did for my gal-pal Jen Woodhouse, which was perfectly sized for where I planned to place my Easter Bunny door:

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You may recognize this pile of fallen trees from my fallen log succulent planter – yes, this pile is still on my mind for projects.

But tell me this rotted log isn’t calling out for someone/something to move in?!

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I double-checked before starting my Easter Bunny door, that a skunk or racoon hadn’t moved in already, and since the place was still vacant I decided to bring a little fun into our neighbourhood Easter.

Using a jig saw, I cut my 1″ x 12″ pine scrap into a circle just smaller than the log itself.  This was a guesstimate really, and my circle certainly isn’t perfectly round, but my guess is no one is going to complain about a few idiosyncrasies here and there.

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I gave it a sanding with 60 grit (rough pine is really rough) and then drew a few lines – spaced 2″ apart – to create the look of an old-fashioned panelled door.

I used my new router to follow along those lines to create little grooves.

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Did I mention it was a new router?  Which also means it was a new user using the new router – as you can see by the not-so-perfect straightness of each line.   I’m going to chalk it up to “a rustic look”.

I gave the door front, back, edge and grooves a sanding with 120 grit sandpaper to get rid of any splinters and overly-rough areas.

I scavenged through my bin of knobs that I’ve removed from various dresser makeovers and came across this big wooden one that seemed perfect for a door handle for my Easter Bunny door.

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I pre-drilled a hole and counter-sunk it a bit in the back so that the screw would go through the door and thread into the knob tightly.

A coat of paint and your Easter Bunny door is just about done.

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I had  this 2 ½” hinge leftover from an earlier project, so I attached it to the back of my door and then set off on the pathway behind my house to install my Easter Bunny door for everyone to enjoy.

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Easter Bunny Door, DIY Easter decorations, Easter Bunny, Easter fun, Easter decor, Easter DIY

Not bad sizing for a guesstimate eh?

Unlike my foam Leprechaun door from St. Patrick’s Day – this one actually opens!

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Easter Bunny Door, DIY Easter decorations, Easter Bunny, Easter fun, Easter decor, Easter DIY

March 2018 came in like a lion in SW Ontario so we still have snow in areas – but this hint of pink brings a little Spring to the forest right?

https://100things2do.ca/leprechaun-door/

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My girls are on the cusp of Easter Bunny festivities – old enough to think they are too cool to believe, but young enough to still hope and hunt come Easter.  Hopefully this Easter Bunny door will bring fun and imagination to all the kids in the neighbourhood.

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If not, I’m keeping the chocolate for myself!

Have a great one!

 

 

 

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2018-06-18T13:38:30-04:00March 19th, 2018|HOLIDAYS, KIDS|0 Comments

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