I was asked recently where I drew my inspiration from, and I admit whole-heartedly that I am a plagiarist.
I see an object/creation and I try to decide whether I can make my own version. Sometimes it’s from images on Pinterest, sometimes magazines and a lot of the time it’s HomeSense (HomeGoods is the US version of the same store).
I can easily spend an hour or two just wandering the aisles dreaming up places to put all the goodies on display. I sip my tea, take a LOT of photos and (too often) come home with a purchase or two.
This little guy was almost too cute to resist:
I particularly liked him because of the immediate “Hey! I can do that!” that popped into my head.
Yup, and you can make one too – really easily.
Easter Decor – Wood Bunnies
- piece of cedar 1″ thick – I had a leftover piece of 1×6.
- scroll saw, jig saw or Rockwell Bladerunner X2
- small paintbrush
- a few drops of stain
- strong glue
- granite sample blocks or scrap wood blocks.
Find a bunny silhouette that you want to use and size it to fit within the limits of your cedar board. Print it off and trace it onto your wood.
Use your scroll saw, jig saw or Rockwell Bladerunner X2 to cut out your Easter Bunny shape/s.
Sand smooth and remove any marker/pen/pencil lines.
Lightly dry brush the edges of your Easter decor / wood bunny with stain. Don’t worry about adding too much at this point – the key is to dust around all the edges to give it a slightly ‘wood burnt’ look.
Before the stain dries, sand the interior of the bunny to remove excess stain. This is a matter of taste, so sand it as lightly or as heavily as you like.
Using a strong adhesive, glue your wood bunny to your granite sample base.
Tie a ribbon around the neck and put your adorable Easter decor on display!
Because you used cedar for these cuties, you can place these inside or out without a sealer. If you want to keep the look of the wood, you might want to add a coat of varnish or polyurethane to protect it, but cedar ages beautifully (particularly outdoors) – so you’re laughing whichever way you go.
If you can’t get a hold of granite samples, you could easily use a tile sample, or set the bunny in a basket without a base at all.
Not to toot my own horn, but I actually like my DIY Easter decor even better than the inspiration piece!
These may end up multiplying like real rabbits – I can see a few on my coffee table, a few on the porch, maybe one in each of the girls’ rooms – Oh, and wouldn’t these make cute little neighbour gifts?!
It’s not plagiarism if you cite the creator. lol
Have a great one!