I’m just “hopping” by to drop off a DIY bunny project that can be made entirely from popsicle sticks! This is one of those crafts that looks much harder than it actually is, so as long as you can stack sticks, you can make this DIY art.
DIY art? A little shelf? A modern sculpture? I’m actually not sure what to call this little bunny project. It looks charming as part of a Spring vignette, sitting on a table or mantle, but you can also hang it on the wall to create a little Easter-themed shelf in your entryway or kitchen.
I suspect you might become fast friends with your little bunny like I have and want to keep it around all year. Personally, I think this little guy is a great DIY nursery decor idea that would so sweet in a gallery wall among other keepsakes and art. (If you love the idea of adding handmade touches to your baby’s room as much as I do, here are some other projects you might like.)
Really, our bunny might just hop from one room to the next around our house.
As with all of my popsicle stick projects, having a template to build your project on makes getting the shape so much easier. This is the most intricate design I’ve created so far, so using the template will really help keep your craft sticks lined up as your bunny grows deeper.
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DIY BUNNY DECOR SUPPLIES
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• bunny template (Enter your email address in the box below get the free download.)
• full size 4.5″ popsicle sticks (I used about 120. I buy them in bulk on Amazon.)
• mini 2.5″ popsicle sticks (I used about 310.)
• glue (Wood glue is great, but you can use more basic school or tacky glue too.)
• acrylic paint
• wood stain
• yarn (If you prefer a pom pom tail to a popsicle stick tail.)
1. Print the template and tape it together. HINT: if you’re having trouble lining up the pieces, hold it up to a window to make the paper more transparent.
2. Arrange your first row of popsicle sticks as pictured, alternating every other stick. I find it efficient to add glue to several sticks before laying them down, but find a system that works for you.
3. Place a second layer of sticks in the gaps of the first layer.
4. Continue gluing and layering like this until your bunny is as deep as you’d like it to be. (Mine is about 16 sticks deep.)
5. Glue popsicle sticks together as pictured to create your bunny’s tail. Glue the non-tail half of the longer stick (the right side in the photo) to the back of your shelf. If you prefer, create a pop pom for a fluffier tail and glue it to your bunny. Here’s how to make a perfect pom pom.
6. When your glue is thoroughly dry, use a paintbrush to apply wood stain to the outside of the bunny. You want to be careful here to use enough stain that it can get between the sticks somewhat, but not so much that it seeps into the inner side of the bunny. I went slowly and needed to touch up a few areas when I was finished. (Alternatively, just stain the entire bunny, inside and out and skip the paint altogether!)
7. Allow the stain to dry thoroughly (overnight is ideal) and then carefully paint the inside surface of the bunny.
8. If your fresh new bunny is going to become wall decor, you can hang her up by simply putting a couple of nails in the wall for her ears and the top of her back to rest on.
And keep a good eye on her, you know how bunny crafts like to reproduce!
And for more modern, unique home decor ideas made from popsicle sticks, check out these tutorials:
How To Make a Hexagon Shelf
How to Build Honeycomb Shelves
Geometric Heart DIY Wall Art
Mini Heart Art (Perfect for DIY Valentine’s or decor in a kids space!)
This post was written as part of a #DIYMySpring collection for Hometalk. (For those of you who don’t know, Hometalk is bursting at the seams with do-it-yourself inspiration. It’s a bit like Pinterest, but without all the posts about how to get skinny :))
An extremely creative group of bloggers have put together loads of Spring decorating ideas so be sure to check them out below! But consider this a warning: you might fall down a DIY decorating rabbit hole never to be seen again! (Actually sounds lovely, doesn’t it?)
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