Wooden Dollar General Easter Egg & Bunny Shape Makeovers

March 23, 2021


Photo of wooden Easter egg & bunny being glued
I found a plain wooden bunny and egg wooden plaque at Dollar General.  Dollar General's cutouts were $2 each and a little thicker than Dollar Tree's.

In the photo above small pieces of a 1" x 2" were glued to the back of the plaques with Titebond Wood Glue.

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Photo of flat wooden egg and bunny
Here are the Dollar General cutouts.

Photo of stained egg and bunny
Next, I applied one coat of Aged Wood Accelerator to the plaques.

Photo of Easter egg and bunny painted white
I brushed on a coat of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth, but not all the way to the edge.

I brushed on a thin second coat as well.

Photo of a pattern stencil
Next I pulled out one of the pattern stencils from an Artminds Patterned Stencil Package.

I like this stencil pack, but the stencils are paper and fragile, and worst of all, need to be pressed or punched out.

Photo of a painted & stenciled bunny shape

Photo of back of egg shape
A 1/8"x 48" rolled steel rod was cut into two 12" lengths. 

A hole just a bit smaller than the rod was drilled in the bottom of the 1" x 2", and the rod was shoved inside. The tight fit keeps the rod inside.

Photo of a jute pom pom
I then made a jute pom pom, winding jute around three of my fingers. 

Here is a tutorial from Instructables Craft with the process.

Photo of a painted & stenciled bunny shape on a stake
I hot glued the jute pom pom onto the bunny.

Photo of a painted & stenciled egg shape on a stake
I didn't seal the projects as I will be using them inside as houseplant stakes, but you can use a clear spray sealer to protect them for outside use.

Photo of painted & stenciled bunny & egg shapes on stakes
I like the blue and white combination, edged in brown stain.

Photo of painted & stenciled bunny & egg shapes on stakes

Photo of painted & stenciled bunny & egg shapes on stakes
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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