This easy DIY is perfect for creating a faux chocolate bunny centerpiece!
Easter is right around the corner so I wanted to share this cute DIY project.
The breakfast room seems to be the one room in our home that always gets dressed up for the different seasons and holidays, and I just finished a super easy craft project for our table centerpiece. I absolutely love how it turned out!
Faux chocolate bunnies have been all the rage in Easter decor for years, and I’ve always loved them.
So I decided to try and make my own faux chocolate bunnies, and this centerpiece is quick and so simple to do. It has such a great nostalgic look!
All you need to do this project is some glass, resin, or plastic bunnies from the thrift store or even from Hobby Lobby.
I found all of mine at the thrift store, as well as a few from flea markets.
I also found a sweet glass egg that was a perfect addition.
Little glass chicks and sheep were also on my search list but unfortunately, I couldn’t find any, so I will have to keep searching for those to add later on.
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The only other thing you need for this project is a can of chocolate colored spray paint.
I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover in color Satin Espresso from Amazon. It looks like real chocolate when dry!
Just clean the bunnies and eggs really well with soap and water, dry completely, and then spray with several light coats of the paint.
Let dry, and you’re done! See? Quick and easy!
Faux chocolate bunnies have been around for many years, originally produced to replicate the larger chocolate bunnies that filled our Easter baskets as children.
Just seeing them invoke so many childhood memories of how special those Easter baskets were as a child, as well as those of my own children.
My sister had an amazing collection of faux chocolate bunnies that she decorated with every Spring and I always loved seeing them in her home. She had collected them for several years, adding to the collection over time.
This year I decided that I wanted to start a small collection of faux chocolate bunnies but I was shocked when I shopped for them and saw their prices.
They have gotten quite expensive over the last few years, especially for the larger ones, so this diy is perfect for getting the look without investing a lot of money.
After spraying the bunnies and arranging them in a display, they look exactly like those that are in the marketplace, but for a fraction of the cost. And they look just like real chocolate bunnies!
I’ll be able to bring them out each year to display them in our Easter decor.
Over this next year, I’ll keep searching the thrift stores, flea markets, and estate sales for the little chicks and sheep to add to the collection next year.
The bunnies also look like real chocolate so I’m sure your children and grandchildren will be totally enamored with them!
And what a sweet little gift idea for that special person!
Wrapping one in cellophane with a pretty ribbon tied on top is a perfect gift for an adult on your Easter list!
I placed a large carved wood pedestal in the center of the breakfast table, and covered the top of it with green moss, and then arranged the faux chocolate bunnies and large egg on top.
I added a few small grapevine nests and faux pastel eggs, and tucked in a few sprigs of lavender, and it was done!
These would be so cute to place a small one at each place setting for Easter lunch and then your guests can take them home!
The French Vaisselier also got a little makeover, giving it a Spring vibe. I’ll share more of it soon!
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