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DIY Standing Bunny Reclaimed Pallet Wood

Spring is a time of new beginnings; for this reason, as soon as the temperatures start to warm up, I start new projects such as DIY crafts, gardening, and cooking. I had a stack of pallets, so I decided to make a pallet wood project; also I wanted it to be an easy project. I know how much fun my pallet bunny has brought my spring and Easter decor, so I wanted to make some to share.

A DIY standing bunny from pallet wood would be a fun DIY Easter project. Therefore I made a pattern from the bunny I made last year. These standing bunnies are perfect to greet my family and guests. I know these will make someone else happy too.

Wooden Easter Bunnies are the perfect Easter pallet woodcraft project

Wooden Easter Bunnies are the perfect Easter pallet woodcraft project.

This Easter bunny decoration project only takes a few minutes to build from the reclaimed pallet wood, however, taking apart the pallet does add another 10 minutes to the overall time.

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How to Build a DIY Standing Easter Bunny

Supplies and Tools:

***For your convenience I have gathered all my favorite spring crafting must-haves HERE.

After gathering your supplies and tools, you can start building your Easter bunny decoration.

First, you have to deconstruct some pallets. You can see how we did that here.

Reclaimed wood pallets

Reclaimed wood pallets

Using the Bunny Pattern

Assembling the bunny is especially easy if you set up a table since you need a flat surface to layout the pallet wood. I used boards placed over a sawhorse as my work surface. Also, I made a video about how to make the easy pallet bunny; you can see it here.

Reclaimed pallet wood

Reclaimed pallet wood

Using the bunny pattern/template to determine where to place the smaller and larger pieces with attention to the bunny pattern placement.

Tracing the bunny pattern on wood

Tracing the bunny pattern on the wood

Once I traced the bunny pattern on the wrong side of the pallet wood, I used applied wood glue between the boards.

Gluing the boards together

Gluing the boards together

Support Battens

Using a piece of scrap 2 x 4, I ripped them to make the support battens.

Adding battens to back of bunny wood

Adding battens to back of bunny wood

The batten placement is determined by placing them over the traced DIY pallet bunny (pieced of scrap wood), starting at the bunny’s bottom to above the ears’ tip.

Adding glue before adding the battens

Adding glue before adding the battens

The batten wood gives the bunny support, so adding them is very important to allow the bunny to stand up straight. Using wood glue in the area where the battens will be attached coupled with stapling and adding two screws will keep your Easter bunny decoration in a straight standing position for years. Moreover, if you are placing your bunny outside, be sure to use waterproof wood glue.

Staple the battens

Stapling the battens

Staple the battens in place, being particularly careful not to place any over the cut lines. I like to trace the ear cut lines over the battens before taking it to the saw.

Marking the top of the bunny ears on battens

Marking the top of the bunny ears on battens

For extra support, I add two wood screws on both battens into the bottom board coupled with the staples and wood glue; this forms a stable wood bunny.

Add two screws to the bottom board

Add two screws to the bottom board

The next step is cutting it out with a band saw; as a rule, I wear eye protection when operating woodworking tools.

Cut out the bunny with a band saw

Cut out the bunny with a band saw

Note: I gathered up all the wood scraps; as a result, I have enough for another scrap wood project, such as Easter eggs too.

Bunny Stand

Then I used a scrap wood 2 x 4 cut to 10″ for the bunny’s bottom or base; then, I marked the screw placement. To begin with, I drilled countersink holes for the screws.

Marking the placement for the bunny

Marking the placement for the bunny

Note: It is easier to paint the bunny before adding the stand.

Screwing the base to the bunny

Screwing the base to the bunny

The next step is to add the two wood screws into the base.

Finishing the Pallet Bunnies with Chalk Paint

How you finish your bunnies depends on if you want to leave it rustic and unfinished or sanded a little and chalk painted. Another equally important question is will your bunny be outside and possibly get wet? If you like the look of unfinished wood and using the bunny inside, you are finished; however, you would need to use this type of water protective finish if you are using it outside.

Chalk painting bunny

Chalk painting bunny

Easter craft wood bunnies

Easter craft wood bunnies

Easy pallet projects are fun to do together. Kids can join you for this scrap wood DIY craft by allowing them to trace the bunny pattern, paint, make the bow, and decorate them. See how to make easy bows here.

Reclaimed Wood Easter Bunnies With Buffalo Check Bows

Reclaimed Wood Easter Bunnies With Buffalo Check Bows

These easy DIY home decor projects are inexpensive beginner woodworking projects anyone can build. The one-board-bench the bunny is standing on is another one of my woodworking easy projects for beginners.

DIY Bunny Sign with ribbon bow

DIY Bunny Sign with ribbon bow

 

More DIY Craft ideas for reclaimed wood:

A farmhouse vintage toolbox inspired this adorable scrap wood project. Also you can use this wooden tote all year for storage and home decor.

Wooden Tote for Easter, FREE pattern, Vintage style tote, up-cycle

Wooden Tote for Easter

You might also like to build some Pallet Pumpkins together with the bunny project.

DIY Home and Garden Halloween rustic pallet pumpkins

DIY Home and Garden Halloween rustic pallet pumpkins

Chalk painted wood signs for both spring and Easter.

DIY Easter Decoration Spring Block Signs DIY

DIY Easter Decoration Spring Block Signs DIY

More Easter Inspired DIY Crafts and recipes:

Up-cycle an old screen door or scrap wood to make a chalkboard, making it almost a “free” craft project. Moreover, you will find a simple DIY bird nest and DIY candle holders I up-cycled as display stands.

Farmhouse Spring Chalkboard Sign

Farmhouse Spring Chalkboard Sign

Did you know that hard-boiled eggs peel perfectly whenever cooked in an Instant Pot? See how to cook the perfect hard-boiled eggs here. We enjoy simple classic deviled eggs for Easter and know your family will enjoy this deviled eggs recipe too.

Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs

One of the prettiest Easter treats our pretzel hugs. Kids are delighted with these treats; furthermore, they are so easy the kids can help make them.

Easter Treats Pretzel Hugs

Easter Treats Pretzel Hugs

Pineapple Upside-Down cake made with a cake mix is moist, and fruity Easter treat.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

 

Thank you for your visit today. I enjoy hearing from my readers, so please leave me a hello in the comments below.

Happy and Healthy Spring,

Kippi

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Beverly

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Kippi, I love these bunnies. So adorable. Thanks for the pattern. Congratulations, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/04/thursday-favorite-things_8.html Hugs, Bev

Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

Monday 6th of April 2020

Oh Kippi these standing bunnies are so cutest! I'm excited to be featuring your post this week on the Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Hope you will stop by and share more fun posts with us.

Brittany

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

What a brilliant idea! I've had wood pallets lying around for ages, and this seems like the perfect project for them! Thank you for sharing!

Pamela

Monday 30th of March 2020

How cute are these little things! The bows...adorable! You are so lucky to have great weather to continue to be outside creating. I hope all is going well with you and you are staying safe & healthy!

Marie

Monday 30th of March 2020

Your large Easter bunnies are ADORABLE, Kippi! The possibilities for embellishing them are endless. Love them all but I'm swooning over the soft pastel-colored one.

Kippi

Monday 30th of March 2020

Thank you so much. I cannot choose a fave. Have a safe and healthy week. Hugs, Kippi

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