How To Make Your Own Easter Bunny Door!
- 1 sheet Foam Core
- 2 Shades of Pink Acrylic Paint
- X-acto Knife
- Cloth Rag
- Fishing Line/Wire
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hinges and finials
- Accessories (optional)
- We cut the shape of the door out of black foam core board. Then we scored vertically (where the seams of the wood planks might be), so it could be bent matching the tree trunk curve. Cut grooves into the foam core with an X-acto knife. We used the black foam core so that the grooves automatically create depth once painted.
- Then I painted on a thin coat of the darker shade of pink. While still wet I lightly dragged a rag over pulling off paint from the high points. Let that dry. Then apply a thin coat of the lighter shade of pink over the top of the “door.” Let dry completely.
- The bunny window frame was cut out of the foam core door. We cut out a black backing that will go underneath the bunny window seamlessly. Then we hot glued the window on the door.
- Our “hinges” and “door handle” are wooden finials from a home improvement store. We simply hot glued them on to the door.
- To attach the door to the tree you can simply use fishing line or wire. Use the X-acto knife to create a hole at the middle of each side of the door. Secure one side of the door with fishing line or wire, wrap it around the tree, and secure the end of the fishing line on the other side of the door.
- Place accouterment around the tree to complete the look. Place a basket of Easter eggs out front of the door. You can make a cobblestone path leading up to the door with half stone that you can find at any craft store, or perhaps there are stones already in your yard! We bought a battery-operated lantern that you can find at any sporting goods store and placed it to the upper left of the door. We attached it to another hinge fixture and secured it to the tree using the same method that we attached the door. Use your imagination and have fun!
- Tip: if you do not have a tree to attach the door, you can always set up your Easter Bunny Home to an outer wall of your house, or against a fence.