Bunny Weather vane DIY


Feeling crafty?

If so, boy have I got a fun DIY for you!


So many people have asked about my bunny weather vane above.

I bought it from a vendor at a craft fair.

She bought it years ago from Target.

Bad news is ..

They no longer sell them but you can make your own.


First you will need to visit Graphics fairy.

She was so sweet to share her pattern with all of us.

It's almost a perfect match for the Target bunny.

I traced the pattern out on a scrap piece of pine.


Using a jigsaw to cut mine out, I then sanded the edges.



Now you will need a base.

The one above came from the craft section at Wal Mart.

The one below is my favorite.

You can find it in the fence dept. at Lowe's.

I have used these darlings for so many projects.

Great thing about this one is you already have your hole drilled for you.


Also from Lowe's, a 3/8 x 48 dowel


For the "fancy leg part" I used a furniture leg from Home Depot.

I just drilled a hole in the center large enough for my rod.


The "leg" below came from Lowe's.

It's another of my favorites because it already has a screw for you.


How sweet ;)


I just screwed my "leg" piece into the pre-drilled hole in the Lowe's base.


Now the tricky part is a balancing act.

Don't get discouraged if you have to try a few times.

That's why they make wood putty ;)


I wanted my bunny to have a worn look so I stained my edges before I painted.


After your stain dries, paint then lightly sand for this effect.


You can use ribbon or garland for the neck.

I had some of this yummy garland from a previous project.


I just love it!


I leave my bunny weather vane on my mantel year round and just decorate around it.

Not sure where this lil guy will go.



Maybe a spring giveaway would be fun?


I'm playing around with the idea of offering these in my shop.

They are just that cute!


I hope you give it a try and if you make one ...

please come back and share.

We would love to see yours too :)

xoxo Susie

16 comments:

  1. How darling! I must make one of these, however, if you do a giveaway, maybe I could win one (fat chance)! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Judy

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  2. So cute! Love the tutorial....I remember that weathervane at Target! It was Smith & Hawken I believe. Love that dang Tarjay ;)

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  3. I kick myself every time I see one of those on a blog because I missed out on them at Target. I think it would be a hit in your shop.

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  4. Oh my goodness Susie, you hit the jackpot! I adore this. My mind started going in overdrive... How cute would a reindeer be at Christmas time? Such a great idea, must go pin it!

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  5. Happy New Year, Susie! Oh, honey, this is just darling! I have admired those little bunny vanes for a long time. Yours is just wonderful and thank you for the tutorial. Now I've got to get a jig saw! :)
    Here's to another wonderful year of blogging with you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Very cute! Thanks for the DIY. The little bunny is perfect for spring! And it sure does feel like it these day. We just skipped over Winter! Love all you do and for being you!

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  7. So cute!! I just need a jigsaw and I'll be all set. I've never operated one though, so maybe you should just sell them in your shop :)

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  8. I don't do power tools, but if you start making them I would love to order one :-)

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  9. I love this project! I have always wanted a horse shaped one. You've inspired me to give it a go!

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  10. It's so cute! I think they would be VERY successful in your shop! :)

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  11. Yes, a giveaway would be great....but since I never seem to win anything, Please put them in your shop!!!

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  12. Thank you so much for the great tutorial. I'm pinning it for a future project.

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  13. I love it very beautiful!! Awesome job!!

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  14. Love your weather vane. I have been dying to make one myself! I just featured your project on Sophisticated Yellow today...come check it out!

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  15. I had one from Target. It was blown over by a heavy wind, even though it was in a mostly sheltered spot, and broke to bits. I have been looking for a replacement ever since. Every second hand shop I pass, I look for it. Nothing else will do, so I won't be making my own version. If you ever decide to sell yours - let me know!Everytime I think I've found one being sold by an individual, it is already sold. I don't suppose you could look at the base for me and find the name of the company? I know they don't make them anymore, but it may help me in my internet search for sellers of old ones...

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