Bunny Door Hanger DIY Painting Tutorial

No matter your style, one of our Bunny Door Hangers will be the perfect addition to your Easter decor!  Follow along step by step to create one for yourself.

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DIY Bunny Door Hanger
Supply List

  1. 2″ Easter Bunny Wood Black from Southern Adoornments.
  2. 2 brushes, 1″ brush for your base coat,  1/4″ for your detail work, water container for your brushes, paper plate, and paper towels.
  3. Paint’s listed below 
  4. Sea Sponges (1 for each color)
  5. Small fan for drying (optional)
  6. E6000 glue
  7. Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel or Minwax Polycrylic to seal and make it glossy (optional)
  8. Bow & Twine for hanging 

Paint used on Rainbow Plaid Bunny:

Paint used for the Checkerboard Bunny:

Step 1 - Base Coat Your Bunny.

To start off, I painted a base coat on the bunny door hanger cutout. I did this with Bungalow 47 chalk paint in Lava Lamp (turquoise for the Rainbow Plaid Bunny) or Lamp Post (black for the Checkerboard Bunny).  I gave each of them 2 coats and let them dry completely.

Step 2 - Stenciling

This is fun and easy.  You don’t need the stencils I am using.  You can literally use anything you already have.  Chevron, polka dots, quatrefoil, etc.

Sea sponges are my favorite thing to stencil with.  You need to get the sponge wet and completely rinse it off before using.  On the Checkerboard Bunny, I only used one sponge for the white painted checks.

On the Rainbow Plaid Bunny, I used 4, one for each color (Teal Mint*, Brilliant Purple, Royal Fuchsia, and Bright Yellow)

*note: I would pick a darker color than this mint color next time.  It was too close to the base color.

With the sponges, do not load them with too much paint.  You don’t want it bleeding through the stencil.  I dab it on, you can see in the video below.  This gives it a distressed look and not a solid look.  I love stenciling this way because if I do have some bleed through it’s not noticeable.

Step 3 - Add Gold Accents to the Checkerboard Bunny

Inspired by Mackenzie Childs, I added a few swipes of Liquitex Basics color Yellow Oxide.  I did it very random and sparingly over the white squares.

Step 4 - Outline

Adding a little detail around the edges help make your door hangers look finished and give it some “pop.”  I am using the 1/4″ angled brush to swipe a few curved lines around the edges.  I am using the turquoise color on the Checkerboard Bunny and white on the Rainbow Plaid Bunny.

Step 5 - Let Dry Completely and Seal

My favorite sealers are Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel or Minwax Polycrylic. For this door hanger, I am using the Polycrylic and a large soft brush. I give this 2 coats and let it dry.

Step 6 - Add a Bunny Tail, Bow & Twine.

After it’s dry, I used E6000 glue to attach the large white pom pom (bunny tail).  While the glue is drying, I made a bow and attached twine to the top to hag it from.

If you missed it, I painted these LIVE on my Facebook page! I really enjoyed talking with you while crafting. You can see these Bunny Door Hangers painted in action. Check It Out!

Looking for another easy painting project? Check out some of our other DIY Creative  HERE!

Find all of the adorable wood blacks I use at Southern Adoorments!

I had never done this sponge painted rainbow effect before! Why wouldn’t I try it out LIVE with you all first?! 🙂 Which of these Bunny Door Hanger could you see hanging on you front door to celebrate the Easter season?

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