Hello fellow Bunnyists ! (bunnyists IS a word…isn’t it?) That is a sample of a Jeannee-ism so let me give you the definition. Bunnyist-Noun. A person who LOVES bunnies, especially young ones. One who is passionately thrilled to find anything related to bunnies or remotely appearing “bunny Like”. Like this Sweet “Victorian Chic Decor Easter Bunny Finial” !
Years ago my home was all things Bunny. I had life size glass bunnies everywhere ! I had Bunny Dishes and Bunny vases and bunny pictures and bunny glasses…..well, you get it! It was Easter all year round at my house. I cleaned out the Decor everywhere at Easter time! I have even had live ones. IN THE HOUSE ! Like Hamsters! Great pets!
Alas…we mature….our tastes in Decor evolve…..but I have never lost my lust for bun buns!
If you too, are a bunnyist, then you are in the right place! Today we have for you A
“Victorian Chic Decor Easter Bunny Finial” !
TA ! DA!
(i pulled this bunny out of my hat of tricks!)
Isn’t she cute! I wish I had more time to smooth the paint out more but Easter really has snuck up on me this year! Also I was planning on doing her pink and white but is was looking cheesy and I can’t do cheesy !
I got the idea for her while wandering through Michael’s looking for some thin craft wood to help a friend on one of her projects. I saw these little round bare wood balls and I was thinking “snow man”, but then I found some little egg shaped pieces that reminded me of ears and I thought…. Bunny!
Originally I was going to use a wood napkin ring as the base but another day as I was going through Hobby Lobby, I found the little candle stick bases and loved them! I also found the half egg shapes below while I was there and decided they were more perfect for the bunny ears.
So below are the bits that make up the Bunny Finial !
I used Gorilla Glue to quickly attach the pieces as shown. No problem there!
The ears however…would not attach to save their lives! I tried every glue I own….I own them all! Gorilla, E6000, Hot Glue Gun, Crazy Glue..Arrrrrgh!
Finally I decided it was time to whip out the big guns!!! My master skills in joinery and….The trusty Dremel!
(and a toothpick!)
I took a 3/32nd drill bit and drilled a small hole in the base of the half egg shape piece. About 3/16 deep is all!
I did the same in the top of Bunnies head, where I wanted the ear to attach.
I then took the toothpick, placed it in the head hole and broke it off inside with enough left sticking up to fit inside the hole on the piece of wood for the ear.
I used another toothpick and some wood glue and filled the holes on the head as well as the ear pieces, then placed the pieces together and waited an hour or so and…..
Now I don’t want to toot my own horn(but I am of course!) but those are some great joinery skills, if I do say so!(yes, I said it)!
After the bunny ears were set, I painted it pink, placed some stickers on the ears and tummy, where I wanted it to stay pink and then sprayed it white.
I was not feeling it and did not think it was the look I was going for so I then went back and sprayed it ALL white!
That is why it needs to be sanded more. The stickers left paint edges but as I said……no time.
After the paint was dried I decorated, using the hot glue gun, with the pretties below. Which I bought at walmart for less than $3.00 bucks!
There you have it! A really cute Victorian Chic Decor Easter Bunny Finial !
Total Cost……..$6.99 !
I did spend $10.79 actually but that leaves extras for every item except the round “doll heads” used for the body. They, along with the flowers at $2.97 were the most expensive pieces. Sold individually I did get them at 20% off but you could use a 40% off coupon at Michaels for them and pay less. I still have 4 candle stick finials and 4 half egg pieces as well as 90% of the ribbon and some flowers left. I could get at least one more bunny out of the flowers so for roughly another $2.39 in “heads”(with 40% coupon), I could build another bunny which takes the cost per down to $4.69! The paint of course, I had. I always have paint on hand! The neighbor comes to me if she needs a bit of paint here and there….LOL ! Happy to help!
A shot of Bunny on the mantel !
Of course after I finished I was thinking…….(yes, I think!) occasionally……It would look even more Victorian-esq if I finished it more naturally. With a stain instead of a paint.
What do you think?
Paint or Stain?
I would love your opinion!
Give it to me in the comments below and who knows…….maybe we’ll see another “Victorian Chic Decor Easter Bunny Finial” post updated with another style bunny!
See ya soon !