Bunnies Are Like Snowmen...

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 03-22-2008 01:44 PM 2288 views 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(March 22, 2008)

Bunnies are like snowmen….. THEY’RE WHITE!

Yes, you have to have WHITE bunnies and so these little guys are painted.

I found the pattern for these little lawn ornaments in the Scroll Saw Work Shop Magazine, Spring 2006 issue.
Because the wood is 3/4” thick and that causes me difficulty with the scroll saw, I chose to cut them out on the bandsaw.

That was my second effort at the bandsaw and it was fun. I then sanded the pieces, glued them together and painted them with an exterior paint.

Oh, the pictures of the house is the “extreme birdhouse” that Rick is currently building (Thanks John for the great plans!) I’ll post another picture of Rick’s birdhouse in a blog for him.

The bunnies are going to go to my sister-in-law tomorrow at our Easter family get-together.

Wood: some old pine board.(Ha.. had you sweating, didn’t I?!! No, it’s not walnut. I promise.) It’s actually a board from an alphabet activity which my sister-in-law’s daughter used when she attended my preschool program about 15 years ago.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 01:54 PM

Hi Debbie,

These certainly are cute little fellows. Nice use of “scrap” material too by the way. I guess in this case we will forgive you for painting wood (GASP!!!! be still my heart) since this is an exterior project and it makes them more realistic since I haven’t seen many bunnies with a pronounced wood grain pattern.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 02:01 PM

yah.. they’re going to be outside and the paint should help them last a little longer than if I’d left them plain—which really wasn’t plain. The wood already had been painted brown.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 02:11 PM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

Good job on the bunnies. Why paint, not stain? Just kidding!

Happy Easter!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 02:15 PM

to tell the truth: the plans said, “paint them white” :) and so I did. Plus i thought it would be fun to tease my fellow LumberJocks who have picked on me for months for painting a little piece of walnut!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 02:17 PM

I agree bunnies are supposed to be white and there is nothing wrong with paint…......once in a while!

-- Kevin

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#6 posted 03-22-2008 02:31 PM

cute bunnies. Some of my designs that I still use have come from scrap wood. I believe in using all of it….. don’t waste anything. Good job Debbie .


-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 02:56 PM

Hey Deb; Now you are doing my kind of thing. Any of the out side things I do I put a coat of clear gloss lacquer over paint to make weather longer. I would like that patt myself. And see the band saw ain`t
so bad !

-- Ageingwood - [email protected] No time , retired

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#8 posted 03-22-2008 03:27 PM

maybe your bunnies are white but ours are brown ! and therefore we just clearcoat the walnut ! lol
nice job on the bunnies deb .

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#9 posted 03-22-2008 03:54 PM

Very nice Debbiie. And tell Rick the birdhouse looks good from this side.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 03-22-2008 04:01 PM

yah.. I don’t mind the bandsaw but I’m not going to touch that table saw.. nope.. ain’t going to happen.

Thanks everyone :)
The wood was kinda ugly – much nicer white! I’ll put a coat of varnish on top if they are dry in time.

karson: I’ll pass on the compliment to Rick

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 03-22-2008 04:20 PM

those are some nice rabbits. your sister’s gonna like those.

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#12 posted 03-22-2008 04:21 PM

Thanks :)
I hope so.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#13 posted 03-22-2008 04:33 PM

Being from up North, why didn’t you make them Jackalopes ?

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#14 posted 03-22-2008 04:39 PM

never thought of that!
my brother has a stuffed jackalope – inherited with the ancestral home.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 03-22-2008 04:59 PM

very cool. I saw someones house with something like this exept they were polar bears. Yours look very nice good job.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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