Realistic DIY Faux Chocolate Easter Bunny Decor (Centerpiece Idea)

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DIY Faux Chocolate Bunny

Are you looking for a cute and budget-friendly Easter decor idea? Today, I’ll show you how to paint your own faux chocolate Easter bunny decor. This charming piece is perfect as a centerpiece or to add a touch of Spring to any room in your home. Just don’t let the kiddos take a bite of it because it looks REAL!

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Unique Easter Decoration Idea

It’s the classic Easter treat that isn’t edible. Did you know you can paint Easter decor bunnies to look like REAL chocolate? 

This time of the year, keep your eyes open when you’re at a thrift store for cute rabbit figurines. They’re just a paintbrush away from being transformed into Pinterest and Martha Stewart-worthy Spring decor. 

And don’t forget about your local dollar store. They always have an abundance of budget-friendly rabbit figurines this time of the year, as well.

Or maybe you have some bunny decor stashed away in the attic that you were saving for the next garage sale.

You’re going to be glad you saved them! They may be exactly what you’re looking for to complete your Easter decor display. 

How To Paint a Faux Chocolate Easter Bunny

SUPPLY LIST: What you’ll need to make your own faux chocolate Easter bunny. 

Before Painting Your Figurine

Before painting the rabbit figurine, you’ll need to clean the entire rabbit with a mild soap and water. This will remove oils from fingers, dust, or dirt. Paint will not adhere to a dirty surface; I promise it’s there even if you can’t see the yuckiness. Hello, little fingers! 

How To Paint A Ceramic Chocolate Easter Bunny 

I found this ready-to-paint ceramic bunny on Amazon and thought it would greatly represent the classic chocolate bunny. 

And seriously, it was the easiest craft paint project ever! 

Using a Dixie Belle artist paintbrush, I applied two coats of Chocolate Chalk Mineral Paint, allowing the first to dry completely before applying the last coat. The paint went on like a dream! 

How To Make a Faux Chocolate Bunny

I wish I could tell you this was complicated, but that is all I have, folks. Paint it, and it’s done. 

how to make faux chocolate bunny

How To Paint A Faux Resin Chocolate Easter Bunny 

I found this resin bunny at Hobby Lobby, and it was just the right size for what I wanted. Of course, it was the wrong color, so I painted it too. 

While a resin surface is usually slick, it can be lightly sanded to remove the shine, and chalk mineral paint sticks very well to almost any surface as long as you prep it properly. 

The prep for this rabbit was to lightly sand with a fine-grit sanding sponge to remove the shine. Wipe away the dust and paint away. 

DIY Easter Bunny Decor

I mixed two colors, chocolate and coffee beans (black brown), to create a dark chocolate color. 

The two browns (equal parts) mixed together make a beautiful dark chocolate contrast. It’s hard to believe that not everyone loves milk chocolate, but what do they know? πŸ™‚ Can you tell which one is my favorite?

DIY Easter Bunny Decorations

Two coats of the chalk mineral paint mixture were applied for full coverage.

Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint

DIY Faux Chocolate Bunny Perfection

Are these not the cutest chocolate bunnies you’ve ever seen in home decor? 

DIY Easter Decorations

Pop your bunnies into wicker easter baskets with some grass and DIY wooden easter eggs. How cute would these be in a centerpiece? Well, actually, they are in a centerpiece on my kitchen island. They never made it to the table!

DIY Faux Chocolate Easter Bunny

See there! Even milk chocolate and dark chocolate can live in the same house. *insert eye roll

These classic chocolate bunnies look like real chocolate but won’t tip your scale if you know what I mean. So, what do you think about my zero-calorie chocolate bunny craft? Let me know in the comment section, or just say hi so I’ll know you stopped by for a little DIY therapy.


Thanks for joining me and my yummy DIY faux chocolate Easter bunny project. I’ve never met a chocolate Easter bunny that I didn’t love.

Until the next project… xo, Do

Realistic DIY Faux Chocolate Easter Bunny Decor (Centerpiece Idea)

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  1. Bunnies are Adorable! And your table scape is Perfect! Love the vignette of wooden tray, moss and other greenery, tulip vase w cloth, and pretty, pretty plates in background. I also so enjoy creating these. Bet it makes you smile every time you walk by.
    THANK YOU DO!!!

  2. Faux chocolate 🍫 whaaaaat!?! I never would have thought to paint fake chocolate but it’s absolutely brilliant my friend!!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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