Easter Bunny Porch Decor
Even though I am retired, I stay incredibly busy. With 4 kids, 5 grandkids, a mom that needs help from time to time, and most of all I spouse I want to spend time with… my creative time is very minimal. Probably more so than when we both worked. We also have a mobile home that we are remodeling as our retirement getaway. So like I said, even though my time is hobby time is limited, I want to have decor that I create by myself for myself. I don’t like cookie cutter and I just can’t seem to pay the amount that craft fair vendors charge. Although if you have no talent or tools, you should definitely not balk at their pricing. There can be a good amount of time spent making a simple project. This Easter Bunny porch decor project was simple but it still took me more time than I wanted to spend creating it. That may be because I didn’t have someone else’s vision and measurements to go by. There was a few alterations along the way until I got the look and dimensions just right.
If you are interested in making one, just follow along with the basic guidelines that I utilized. Don’t worry if you don’t get your creation exact. That is the fun of creating.
Materials you will need:
- two fence boards (5/8 in. x 5-1/2 in. x 6 ft. Pressure-Treated Pine Dog-Ear Fence Picket @ $1.92 each)
- paint – white, pink, black
- a stencil if you don’t like to freehand the wording. However, this bunny is very cute even without a saying on it.
- wire for whiskers (can also be painted)
- a nail gun or small screws to secure the boards/stabilize.
- a jigsaw
I just roughly drew the outline of the image on the boards before I had sanded or cut them to determine the size I wanted. The marks will disappear when you sand the boards and no one will be the wiser.
I cut 11″ off the end of each board and then cut them in half. I utilized these to secure both boards together. I used wood glue and my nail gun, but small wood screws will do the trick if you don’t own a nail gun.
Cut out just one half of the image (1 board) to make sure you like the size and dimensions before you cut both boards.
Then roughly trace the image onto the other board by sandwiching them together. I didn’t want the ears to be an exact match so I didn’t overconcern myself with staying on the line with my jigsaw. I did, however, want the head and neck indents to be pretty symmetrical. Then just sand both boards well after you finish cutting out your images.
Secure the two boards together utilizing the pieces that you cut off the bottom. No one is going to see the back so don’t overly worry if your cuts are not precise.
If you don’t own a nail gun, small wood screws and a drill will do the trick.
I utilized a scrap piece of board to create a shape that would work for the nose. Then just sand away when you have it cut out.
Here she is before I painted her. It took less than an hour to get to this point. What took me time is coming up with the wording and the spacing. Also painting the base coat took some time. I did 2 coats since she will be exposed to the weather sitting on my porch.
This was how she first was looking. I wasn’t done, but I did add the ribbon to see if I liked it. I had to fine-tune the face a little and decide what type of eyes I wanted on her.
I made whiskers using some scrap wire but I almost wish I would have painted them on instead. Maybe next time!
Below are several up close pics of the final bunny. If you like my dimensions, just zoom in and try to copy the look. I tried to upload the file for the wording and spacing but I wasn’t able to problem solve it to attach it as of yet. I’ll keep trying. In the meantime, if you want the file, please just leave a comment and an email address that I can send it to. “Wishing Every Bunny A Hoppy Day”.