Over here in the desert southwest, the weather is warming up and soon we’ll be looking forward to Spring. This may not be the case for all my readers (Hello, up North!) but since the temperature was in the high 70’s yesterday, it’s hard not to start planning for all things bunnies and chocolate! Here’s a fun tutorial for a Decorative Spring Bread Board that can easily be customized to match any decor. I’d love to try this same project with just white chalk paint and natural wood!
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- Bread Board Plaque
- 3.5 inch Wood Rabbit Cutouts (12)
- Americana® Decor™ Chalky Paint in:
- Wood Glue
- Handheld Coping Saw
Step One. The hardest part of this project was figuring out the pattern I wanted for my bread board. You can either copy mine exactly or change it up and make something totally different. I thought having the rabbits facing so that they looked like they were kissing would be cute!
Step Two. Once you’ve decided on a layout, remove everything (snap a quick picture if you think you might forget!) and paint. I went with these fun pastels since I was decorating for spring but as I mentioned above, natural colors would look beautiful too!
Step Three. Glue the bunnies in place on bread board. Try to keep the glue only on areas that will stay on the board. It’ll help when you’re cutting away the excess bunny parts!
Step Four. Once the glue had dried all the wood cutouts securely to the bread board, carefully begin to trim away all the parts that hang off. If the bunny cutout begins to splinter, add a bit of washi or masking tape to the section you’re cutting.
Step Five. Use sandpaper to add a distressed look to the edges (and to help cover up any mistakes you made!)
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I absolutely love this Decorative Spring Bread Board just hanging on my kitchen wall but you could always add a few extra details if you want to make it more functional. Screw two holes and affix a mason jar to it with wire and it’s the perfect coin catcher or vase. Or add a self-adhesive notepad to the center and you’ve got a message center. So many different ways to enjoy it!