Ideas are like bunnies. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

John Steinbeck

This quote describes exactly what happened when I created this easy Easter bunny DIY! The bunnies were supposed to be for one project, but as soon as I made them I had a dozen ideas of how to use them! Now that is an excellent return on investment isn’t it?

As for my project this is a two part project. You could just make the bunnies and place them around your house and yard or you can go on to Step 2 and make a garden for the bunnies to play in.

**Throughout this blog, you will see words highlighted and they contain links to the products I used or some of the decor I used in the photos. If you decide to purchase it, I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Project #1 – Easy Easter bunny DIY

Materials:

Just to let you know, this was my very first time working with concrete to make any decor. I have always admired it from afar but it seemed a little scary to me. I was worried it would be hard to get out of the forms and would just break.

I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG!!!

First, I picked up these cute silicone forms at Michaels. They were so easy to work with and they were inexpensive too! The bunny one was $5.99 and the carrot one was $2.99.

Concrete bunny materials

Prepare the concrete

Follow the instructions for your concrete by mixing the concrete powder with water. Stir until it is well mixed.

Mix concrete

This photo shows the consistency and thickness that is required. Pour concrete into molds.

pouring concrete into bunny molds

VERY IMPORTANT!!! REMEMBER TO TAP, SHAKE AND JIGGLE THE FORM TO MAKE SURE ALL THE AIR IS RELEASED.

I thoroughly shook and tapped but I still had a few bubbles in the end. Not a big deal but I cannot imagine what it would have looked like if I hadn’t done as much as I did.

Scrape off the excess concrete so that the form is flat.

Scrape off excess

Let dry 24 hours or as long as your concrete instructions advise.

This is what mine looked like and they easily popped out of the mold.

Dry concrete bunnies

Watch this video to see how easily they popped out.

Look how cute they turned out!!! They are heavy too, so you could use them for paper weights but I think they would look great outside in the garden, in a planter or even in a bookcase. Even in this little vignette they look sweet settled in between a pink vase and faux pink tulips.

Concrete bunny with pink flowers

See I wasn’t lying when I said this was an easy Easter bunny DIY!!!

Project #2 – Bunny garden

If you want to take this a step further, then the next step is to create a garden for these little cuties!

Materials:

Bunnies in tool box materials

The materials for this project are listed below.

Paint bunnies

This part is up to you – if you want to leave them bare concrete then leave them. If you want to try some paint on them, let your imagination go. I decided to dry brush them in white.

Dry brushing means to dab the brush in paint, then remove the excess by wiping on a paper towel so that the paint can go on in a finer manner.

Paint bunny

Below are three levels of painting the bunnies. The first (far left) has the least amount and as you progress over them the one on the far right is mostly covered. It is up to you.

I left some as pure concrete with no paint, and I will be putting those out in my garden and think they will be absolutely adorable under flowers.

Painted concrete bunnies

Paint the carrots

I chose a light orange (FolkArt Matte 627 Tangerine) as it matched the orange in the ribbon I was using.

Paint carrot

As well, I chose a blue’ish green (DecoArt Americana Thicket) because it matched the color of the leaves in the ribbon. My suggestion is to pick your ribbon first and then pick paint colors out of the ribbon and this will help to bring your entire project together.

Painted carrots

Paint the pots

You can leave the pots as it, but I wanted to make them look a little worn as they are in a bunny garden. I didn’t feel that they should be perfect. I followed the same dry brushing technique as I did with the bunnies. Once again, let your imagination go and see what would work in your home and surroundings.

Paint pot

This is how my finished pot turned out. It helped to make it stand out in the bunny garden.

Painted pot

Prepare the tool box or container

First, start by adding oasis to fill the base of the container. My tool box was pretty deep so I placed boxes at the bottom and then layered the oasis and foam on top. I didn’t have enough oasis so I ran around my house until I found foam that I could cut to size and fill the void.

Tool box with oasis

Place a healthy layer of moss on top of the oasis/foam.

Moss on oasis in tool box

Prepare your flowers by cutting them off of the bouquets with wire cutters.

Trim faux flowers

I ran out to my garden and found some of our ornamental grasses had survived the winter, trimmed a bunch of branches and voila they made the perfect back drop to the bunny garden. They also made it feel much more natural. With each step of the way, I try to think of nature and what the outdoors looks like. If you don’t have any grasses growing in your yard or garden, I have linked an alternative.

Natural grass

Grass doesn’t grow all at one height or in straight lines. It is of varying heights so I had higher pieces at the back as I imagined the bunnies running around all over the grass near their homes and felt that it would be shorter in those areas.

So as you insert the grass, keep taller ones to the back and gradually taper off to shorter ones in the front. I kept the grasses in three groups, one on the left, one on the right and one in the middle. I imagined that the bunnies had pathways through the grasses and flowers to reach other parts of their world.

Insert grasses

Same went for the flowers. Taller at the back and then tried to find some curving ones so they would fall over the front of the container.

Grass & Flowers

Then I inserted some shorter pieces of grass in front of the flowers and amongst them.

Filling in the tool box

Prepare the carrot pots

You could either use soil or moss as I did and then placed the carrot in the middle.

The end result using moss was feeling a little wild and more like a natural garden where bunnies would like to live.

Carrot in pot

Here is the finished bunny garden with bunnies and the carrot pots spread throughout.

Fun & Easy Easter Bunny DIY

Fun & Easy Easter Bunny DIY

Fun & Easy Easter Bunny DIY
Easy Easter Bunny DIY

In the photo below, you will see unpainted concrete bunnies. I thought they looked pretty cute and are going to look amazing in my garden.

Fun & Easy Easter Bunny DIY

Fun & Easy Easter Bunny DIY

I placed the bunny garden on my dining room credenza on a rustic burlap runner and flanked it in candles, faux flowers and a carrot garland.

Fun & Easy Easter Bunny DIY

Easy Easter Bunny DIY

Below are links to products I used or similar products.

Last but very not least, if you like this project, you will really like my spring wreath alternative!

Front door wreath alternative perfect for spring

Or how about this lavender bookmark?

Lavender bookmark

As always, thank you so much for sticking through to the end. Please leave a comment as I would love to hear what you thought of the project.

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28 Comments
  • Bentley
    March 18, 2022

    They turned out great! Love the colors you chose.
    Another well done project. 👏

    • Crystal
      March 18, 2022

      Thank you so much! Super happy you like it considering it is right in front of you at all meals hahahahaha!

  • Janet
    March 18, 2022

    OMG, this is so cute. I love the little garden you prepared for him. Thanks for hopping with us.

    • Crystal
      March 18, 2022

      Thanks so much Janet! The whole project was super easy and everyone is enjoying it in the dining room for now. Soon the bunnies will make their way outside! Thank you for arranaging the whole hop!!!

  • Marie
    March 18, 2022

    I’ve only ever done one concrete project and you are inspiring me to make some bunnies! Such a cute idea! Happy to hop with you Crystal 🙂

    • Crystal
      March 18, 2022

      The molds make it so easy – they just pop right out! Thank you and as always so fun to hop along with you Marie!

  • Marieza
    March 18, 2022

    Oh my gosh, your bunnies are just too cute!!! Gorgeous project!

    • Crystal
      March 18, 2022

      Thanks so much Marieza! Can’t wait to put them out in the garden when the flowers start growing!

  • Jennifer Howard
    March 18, 2022

    Crystal. I absolutely love the bunnies (and carrots!!) they are so stinkin’ cute! I’ve never worked with cement either but you made it look really easy! Great project and your toolbox looks great.

    • Crystal
      March 18, 2022

      Thank you so very much Jennifer! Give concrete a try – it was far easier than I imagined! My husband made the tool box for me just for this project because wooden ones weren’t available where I live. It was such a treat to hop along with you!

  • maria
    March 18, 2022

    You are so creative. I love how you painted the concrete bunnies, very realistic. Such a beautiful way to decorate the mantel.

    • Crystal
      March 18, 2022

      Maria thank you very much! I wasn’t sure if painting them was the right thing to do or not but I had six of them so some aren’t. Can’t decide which way I like them better.

  • Kim Waldorf
    March 18, 2022

    I love your little bunnies! I have never used concrete but you make it look so easy to do. Beautiful projects, Crystal!

    • Crystal
      March 19, 2022

      Thanks so much Kim! Give concrete a try – you will be so surprised how easy it is

  • Carol@Blueskyathome
    March 20, 2022

    Crystal, it’s so nice to meet you on this blog hop. Believe it or not, I have actually been to Kelowna ~ all the way from here in Texas. Your bunnies are so cute. I need to try a project with concrete. Your bunny garden is so sweet ~ what a pretty arrangement for your dining room. I love the mixture of faux flowers and natural grasses.

    • Crystal
      March 20, 2022

      That is amazing that you have been here! People rarely even know where Kelowna is let alone have been here. Texas is on my travel bucket list and I cannot wait to see it. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I really appreciate them

  • Juliet
    March 20, 2022

    Oh my gosh, so adorable! You’ve inspired me to dig our my Easter decor. Happy Spring! xo

    • Crystal
      March 20, 2022

      Thanks so much Juliet! So happy I inspired you. Can’t wait to see how you decorate for Easter!

  • Leslie Watkins
    March 21, 2022

    How adorable are these little bunnies! I would have never thought of making concrete ones. Too cute!

    • Crystal
      March 23, 2022

      Thanks so much Leslie! These molds are for food but they sure worked well for concrete.

  • Vena
    March 23, 2022

    Ohhhh a d o r a b l e Crystal! I’m going to run to Michael’s after work!!!

    Great share and all the step by step! PRICELESS

    • Crystal
      March 23, 2022

      Thank you very much! I am so happy you like them

  • Stephanie
    April 8, 2022

    Oh my gosh how cute the best part you explained it step by step. You are very talented!!!!!

    • Crystal
      April 8, 2022

      Wow!!! Thank you for such a beautiful comment! I really appreciate it ❤️

  • Trudy
    April 8, 2022

    Loved the whole thing. Bunnies are so cute & came out great. I loved your whole arrangement. I also never worked with cement. But You made it look fairly easy. Thank you for the tips.

    • Crystal
      April 8, 2022

      Thank you so very much Trudy! I really appreciate your kind comment!

  • Kristin
    January 27, 2023

    Hi, Crystal! Your project is so wonderful! I am intimidated by concrete projects too but was super inspired by your creativity. I would love to invite you to link up your project at Whimsy Home Wednesdays to inspire others and have a chance to be featured – find the party here -> https://fifthsparrownomore.com/whimsy-home-wednesday-blog-link-party-no-14/

    • Crystal
      January 27, 2023

      Thanks Kristin! You shouldn’t be intimidated, although I admit I was too but now I learned it is really easy! Ok I will try to remember – thanks for inviting me!