Hop into Easter with the most Earresistable Flex Family DIY!
Flex Seal and our friends, The Crafty Lumberjacks, teamed up to create this beautiful vintage-inspired Easter Bunny decoration. Not not only is it ridiculously adorable, it’s also wonderfully waterproof thanks to the Flex Seal Family of Products.
Textured Easter Bunny Materials
- Flex Paste (available in stores at Canadian Tire and The Home Depot!)
- Flex Seal Clear
- Foam Board or Cardboard
- Craft Knife
- Putty Knife
- Plastic Fork
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
Draw Bunny On Foam Board
First, draw an outline of a cartoon-style bunny rabbit on a piece of foam board or cardboard with a pencil. Avoid small details. Keep the image simple for the best outcome. When finished with the silhouette, draw facial features and a carrot.
Flex Tip: Not the best artist? Size and print out free bunny clipart to use as a stencil. Cut it out and trace it onto the foam board.
Cut Out The Bunny
Use a craft knife to cut the outline of the bunny.
Prep Bunny And Flex Paste
Before you begin, read all directions carefully.
First, open your jar of Flex Paste. Next, remove the silica gel packet and carefully remove the protective foil. IMPORTANT, save both the silica packet and protective foil so you can reseal your Flex Paste once you’ve finished using it.
Place the bunny cut out on wood blocks to raise it off the surface to make it easier to handle while working.
Flex Tips: Wear gloves, protective eyewear, and work in a well ventilated area.
Cover Bunny With Flex Paste
Using a putty knife, remove an even layer of Flex Paste from the top surface and begin to apply it evenly on the top of the bunny and all around the edges.
Similar to frosting a cake, spread generous amounts of paste all around the bunny until the entire surface is covered.
Be sure to work quickly Flex Paste will begin to cure within 15 minutes.
Flex Tip: Do not scoop too deep into the tub, doing so will create air pockets and will not save as fresh as possible.
Add Fur Texture
Take a plastic fork and use it to create your bunny’s textured fur. The best method for achieving this look is to push the teeth-of-the-fork into the Flex Paste, dragging and lifting the fork as you go. Work in a continuous motion around the bunny. Remember to change the direction of the fur depending on the body part.
Be sure to work quickly, as Flex Paste will begin to cure in the first 15 minutes. Once satisfied, place the bunny in a well-ventilated area to dry for at least 24-48 hours before moving on to the next step. To make it completely weatherproof, wait until it is dry, then add an even layer of Flex Paste to the backside.
Flex Tip: If you don’t want to rush this process, add Flex Paste to the bunny in sections, but you will need to completely reseal your tub of Flex Paste in between sessions so it does not dry out.
Once the Flex Paste cures, use stencil brushes to paint on details with acrylic paint. Add a small amount of paint onto the stencil brush and paint with an up and down motion. This will help get the paint into the textured crevasses.
Spray With Flex Seal Clear
Seal in your vibrant painted features with Flex Seal Clear.
Before using, read all directions carefully.
In a well-ventilated area, lay a tarp down and place the bunny on top of it. First, shake the can of Flex Seal Clear. Next, spray using an even sweeping motion, holding the can 8’’-12’’ away from the surface. Once fully coated, allow it to dry for 24-48 hours before displaying.
By Dennis Setteducati and Andrew Boza
HGTV Handmade‘s Crafty Lumberjacks (aka Dennis Setteducati and Andrew Boza) are flannel-loving bloggers and experts in all-things DIY—including holiday decor! They’ve appeared on GMA, LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, The Chew and The Rachael Ray Show and can been seen regularly on the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel getting crafty with their cat.