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Saturday, 31 March 2012

A Bunny Weathervane

While cruising the net I came upon these cute bunny weather vanes.
I have always had my sights on buying one but  I could never find one.
Sooooo the next best thing is to make one.

this one is from the CRAFTY SISTERS

I found this sight here  and went about following the instructions.
I went to the graphic fairy sight and copied this
 rabbit graphic.




I set off to the
copier shop and had my graphic enlarged to
17 1/2" a little smaller than the Crafty Sisters.
Then I went to my wood supplier Mr. dh and asked for a piece of 1" pine.
 

I had the doweling from other projects .
I also had a finial that was left over from another project.
Now for the block of wood.  Mr. dh to the rescue.
Is this what you need , he said. Perfect.
All that's left to complete my stand is another piece of wood
that would act as a base.
No need, Mr dh added a frame around the outside of the block of wood.
Perfect

Next is to stain, then let it dry. Don't be in a hurry.
Time to assemble.  The finial still had a screw in it, so I screwed it to the block
of wood. Mr dh drilled a hole in the top for the 3/8 doweling to fit and then drilled
a hole in the bunny.
Glue the doweling to the bunny. Let dry.

Now for the white washing.
 I diluted my paint by half with water then applied it all over.
I found that made it too light. So I added more paint to the mixture till I was pleased
with the result.



My own Bunny Weather Vane.  Just in time for Easter.

 



Thanks to the Crafty Sisters and their tutorial.

                                  Have a great day!
                                          Linda
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39 comments:

  1. This is SO lovely that I want to make one for myself. :)

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  2. Oh, I love your bunny vane! How creative you are! Now I want one too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. I adore your bunny weathervane. It's just too cute!

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  4. I have just GOT to have a bunny vane. Yours is sooo cute.
    Perfect for the season.:)

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  5. Your bunny weathervane is awesome. I'm very impressed. Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Blog Hop!

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  6. I love your bunny weathervane! I am so envious of people who work with wood and paint. Maybe someday...

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  7. I love your bunny weathervane!!! It looks wonderful next to your Easter tray.

    Dee

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  8. Hi Linda, I love bunnies and weathervanes, and this is double the fun! Excellent job! You and Mr. dh make quite the team! Linda

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  9. This is so darlin...love the size and shape of the bunny runnin...

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  10. GRACIOUSNESS, Linda!

    You are one a great crafter, lady? I am so jealous of your courage of making your own.

    A BIG applause to today's hero. Hurray!!!

    Greetings from a chilly and snowy Stockholm,
    /CC

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  11. Love your pretty bunny vane! It looks so sweet and perfect for spring and Easter. You did a great job!!!
    Cindy

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  12. How cute! I saw the bunny at the Graphics Fairy a week or so ago and immediately thought of making a bunny weathervane. I've made a horse one and thought I'd do the same thing. I only got as far as copying out the bunny on my printer. You beat me to it... and I like the finial, I would never have thought of that.

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  13. Every bit as fabulous as your inspiration piece. Such a welcoming touch for Spring. Thanks for sharing this on this week's BeColorful
    pam

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  14. That is just too cute. You did a great job on it!

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  15. This is incredible. I saw them on Pinterest and wanted one immediately. Would you consider making another one and selling it to me? I'm serious. These would go like hotcakes. Thank you for linking up to our Bunny Blog Hop. This is the perfect party post! Happy Easter too.

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  16. Oh how beautiful. I love your tutorial. Yours turned out so pretty and it is perfect with your tray vignette. Fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  17. This is sooo cute! I think you should go into business!I'd buy one. : )

    ♥Linsey

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  18. oh yes! this is perfect!! and just in time for Easter!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  19. Linda, your bunny weathervane is adorable! You did an awesome job and I agree, you should sell them. Hope you're having a wonderful day, Gail

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  20. Hi Linda, your bunny is awesome. Great idea to make your own. Thanks for the instructions...

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  21. Your bunny weather vane turned out great! I love how you painted and distressed it too. I thought of something else that would be cute if you ever want to change it's look. You could cover it in green sheet moss. I've seen those before and liked them as well.

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  22. Your bunny weather vane is just darling!!! Have a Happy Easter :o)
    ~Des

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  23. Love this so much. The perfect Easter decor.

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  24. This is the cutest weather vane ever and I am not a weather vane kinda girl. This is a must have. I can't wait to make one of these. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  25. Such a cute bunny weather vane, great job! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment on my lamp makeover.

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  26. Such a cute bunny weathervane. You sure did a great job.
    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter,
    Mary Alice

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  27. Great job with your bunny weather vane! So glad you found them and made one for yourself! They are too fun not to share!:)

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  28. Love your bunny weather vane. Very nice job.
    Pat

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  29. such a darling project! happy easter!

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  30. I love it! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  31. Love, love, love this!!! This will be perfect for Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy!!! So well done... storing in my memory bank! ;)

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  32. Wow, great job! Things we make ourselves are always extra special.

    Coming to you via On Sutton Place

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  33. I love this project!!! This is a wonderful addition to your Easter decor too. Happy Easter wishes. Thank you for joining in the hop and for your bloggy friendship

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  34. What a perfect project just in time for Easter. Great design and love how it all came together. Thanks for posting on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy Easter!

    Jody

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  35. Thank you for sharing this! Yours turned out wonderfully.

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  36. What a fantastic Idea! I really like this, but I like rabbits.

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  37. How cute is that! Love it! Hope you had a fabulous Easter!...hugs...Debbie

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  38. Great tutorial for an adorable project. I am inspired to make one for my shed roof. I couldn't help noticing your cute dogs. My daughter has a lab and a Westie, too! And her Westie's favorite spot is the top of the sofa! Cute little ragamuffins!

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