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 :)