Here’s a fun DIY project for Spring!! Do you have any little resin or ceramic bunny statues around from Easter’s past? They are probably in that bin, next to the bag of empty plastic Easter eggs you have and always forget about so you buy more at Walmart…
I grabbed these on sale at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. Yes, yes, they are cute but just don’t fit in with my current decor style. I’m going to transform these cute little guys into stylish DIY cement bunnies!
I love the look of all the cement and concrete animals I see in the decorating magazines and catalogs but they are pricey! This is a fun and pretty easy way to get the same look at a fraction of the cost.
Coating The Bunnies
The first step is to coat the outside of the bunnies with joint compound. I used a plastic butter knife and my finger to get into the grooves.
Once they were coated with the joint compound I let them dry overnight.
Painting The Bunnies
I’m using 4 colors to paint the bunnies to mimic real aged cement bunnies: White, tan, dark brown, and dark gray chalk paints.
I poured a little of each of the four chalk paints onto a paper plate. This makes it easier to dabble a bit of each color onto my paint brush and dab it on the bunnies.
Tapping the paint onto the bunnies gives that mottled look of old cement statues.
The best part of this simple craft…if your bunny looks too dark you just tap on some more white paint or vice versa! I globbed on too much of the dark gray and then covered it with more of the white and it looked perfect.
Let the paint dry for a few hours on the bunnies before using them to decorate.
They came out better than I had imagined they would!! I can’t wait to mix them into my Spring decor.
Here’s a few of my other Spring decorating ideas: