You guys, I can’t seem to turn off my new found love for woodworking lately! Like, I can’t stop wanting to make more projects! The one problem with all these wood projects is my scrap wood pile keeps getting bigger… and bigger! That is why I like to find projects for that ever growing pile of wood, and this project did not disappoint. I combined my love for holiday decorating with my love for reducing the size of my scrap pile to make this super cute scrap wood bunny for Easter!
I got this idea from myrecipesconfessions.com, but made mine a little different from hers. Hers is super cute as she had baseboards leftover, which adds really cute texture to it. Mine is just made with my plain scrap wood, so you should check hers out too, to see a different variation. Both are super cute in my totally unbiased opinion.😉
Okay, here is what I used for this project, and I also wanted to say if you’re like me and really into woodworking projects, and have a growing scrap wood pile, too, I made a new page for all my scrap wood projects. You could check it out for some ideas. My other most recent scrap wood project is a super cute hexagon planter box (or shelf).
- Scrap wood! I bet you weren’t going to guess that one!:)
- Jig Saw
- Nail Gun or Screw Driver and screws (I used a nail gun, but that’s because I love the nail gun:)Ruler
- Paper and Pencil
- Overhead Projector if you have one. (I didn’t use one, but it would be helpful if you do.)
- Wood Glue
- Ruler if you don’t have an overhead projector.
- Paint or wood stain of your choice. I used white chalk paint, Succulent by Folk Art, and Sea Glass by Americana.
Now that you have everything you need, let’s get started!
- Lay out your scrap wood in an order that you like placing the bad or worse sides up so that you are looking at all the bad sides of your wood.
- Once you’re happy with your wood configuration, start glueing those pieces together using your wood glue. I actually didn’t do this step, but I wish I would have so I’m teaching you guys through my mistakes. You’re welcome!😉
- Now that your wood is all glued together, place another piece of scrap wood vertically on top of all those pieces.. This piece will be your support piece so you want a good, sturdy board. I used two, but one would work just great if it’s a good, strong piece of wood.
- Now staple gun that into place on each board at least one time.
- You now can turn that all over to your good sides of your wood and we will trace out that bunny shape! If you have an overhead projector, you can print out the image from Pinterest and then trace from your overhead image. If you don’t have a projector like me, then you can either make your bunny smaller than me and print a cutout from your computer, get the smaller bunny enlarged at Staples or somewhere like that, or freehand one on a large piece of paper like I did. If you look closely, my bunny isn’t perfect and that is why. My art skills are not the greatest. If you do freehand, then measure out your wood space so you know how big to make your bunny. Cut that out.
- Once you trace your drawing and are happy with the way it looks, attach it to your wood. I just secured mine with tape. Trace away on your wood!
- You now have the shape you’re going to cut out. I used my jigsaw, followed the line and slowly cut out my bunny.
- Next, I got out my three paint colors and randomly painted some of the slats of wood. I left some of the wood it’s natural color. I created a pattern and went with it. You could also do the painting part at the very beginning before the wood is connected, but I’m too impatient to sit there and let it dry so I waited until almost the last step. (See materials for the paint colors I used.)
- Finally, I found another piece of thick scrap wood, traced some feet that make for the base of the bunny so it can stand on it’s own and cut those out using my jigsaw as well. I used Minwax’s Dark Walnut for the feet.
- I then used my nail gun to secure the feet and make the bunny super sturdy by nailing it a bunch into the feet. You could also use a drill and screws if you’d rather go that route. I just love a chance to use my nail gun.
That’s it! You now have a super cute Bunny! I would love to see your version! Please come find my on Instagram if you’re on there and tag me with your creation so I can share what you’ve made! Come find me @thedecormama.
Thanks so much for coming!! I will see you back here real soon because I just finished my DIY Hanging Vertical Succulent Planter Box, and now I need to write the post on how to make it because it is an awesome project for your backyard or even inside your house!
See you soon!