DIY Wooden Plant Pokes – I’ve been charmed and inspired by all the faux chocolate bunnies used in home decor this spring. My fellow bloggers and Pinteresters have invented smart ways to decorate with real chocolate bunnies too. In the spirit of chocolate bunny creativity, I made some Wooden “Chocolate Bunny” Plant Pokes this week. It’s enjoyable to make small, decorative items that will be appreciated by discerning eyes.
- glue gun and glue sticks
- 3” wooden chocolate bunnies- order yours here
- plastic plant labels
- American acrylic Asphaltum
- Apple Barrel acrylic Bright Green 20361E
- Apple Barrel acrylic Petunia Purple 20226
- Apple Barrel acrylic Pure Pink 20346E
- 1” sponge brush
- small round brush
- liner brush
- acrylic gloss spray sealer
Paint your bunnies with Asphaltum using the 1” sponge brush. Let the paint dry between coats. You can rush things along with a hair dryer.
Paint the flower petals, using Petunia Purple and Pure Pink, with the small round brush. Rinse your brush, then paint the grass with Bright Green. I followed a tutorial from Lisa S. Over at Fresh Vintage. Her chocolate bunny tutorial brought in flowers and grass to keep the bunnies from looking so plain. You can read her original post here.
Once the bunny is completely dry, plug in that handy glue gun. Apply the hot glue to the back of the bunny, then place the plastic plant label. Remember, you want all of your projects to look just as nice as the front when you turn them over.
Take your Chocolate Bunny Pokes outside. Spray acrylic gloss sealer to give your bunnies some shine, and protect them from the elements.
You’re all finished! It’s time to put those gorgeous little bunnies into your plants.
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