Create your own DIY wood Easter bunny with just a few pieces of wood and a bandsaw!
This DIY wooden bunny is beginner friendly and quick.
Wooden bunny crafts are always a big seller in the Spring, so make sure you offer them in your craft business.
What’s even better about this wood easter bunny is that it’s self-standing! It measures almost 20 inches, so it can be displayed on shelf OR on the floor.
- sander- orbital sander or drum edge sander, I used both
- 1×6 pine board at least 19 inches long
- scrap piece of a 2×4 or 2×6- at least 8 inches long
- pdf tracer
- Trim head screws- 2 inches long
To get your FREE bunny tracer click here for the download. After you receive the download, print it out on a printer, tape the two sheets together and cut out the rabbit shape.
Cut your 1×6 pine board down to 19 inches. (This can also done on the bandsaw if you don’t have access to a chop saw.)
Trace your bunny onto the wood. (Download the tracer here if you haven’t already.)
Draw line where your relief cuts need to be. Relief cuts are needed here where curves meet, so that the scrap piece falls off when you hit the cut.
Go straight in and out on your relief cuts. Be careful not to go into your piece. Just get close to your pencil line.
After the bunny is cut out, sand the edges and make smooth. Bandsaws can leave ridges on the edges, and we want to smooth those out.
Then take an orbital sander and round off the corners and sand the face.
To mount the bunny, cut a 2×4 to 8 inches long. Mark on the bottom, in the middle, of the 2×4 where the screws need to go.
Drive the 2 inch screws in, until the points barely come through. Then push your bunny onto the screws, flip over and continue to drive the screws in.
Stain your color of choice.
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