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Painting a Thrift Store Ceramic Figurine for Easter

If you want to learn how to paint ceramic figurines, there couldn’t be a better time of year than now! As an example, you can use bunny figurines from any thrift shop or dollar store and turn them into something brand new for Easter.

Painted ceramic bunny.

How to paint ceramic figurines with bunny example

Some bunny figurines in stores though are rather expensive, especially in the weeks leading up to Easter. However, if you find one at the thrift store, or even the dollar store, you can turn it into any type of bunny you want if you learn how to paint ceramic figurines. Fortunately, we can teach you how.

Often the ceramics you find at the thrift store are “outdated” or perhaps just not your style. So why not give them a makeover with some paint? Take this ceramic bunny as an example!

Colorful ceramic bunny.

Learning how to paint ceramic figurines is easier than you may think. We provide a video below to help out. All you’ll need is the bunny, paint, chalky paint, and some tissue paper!

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Overhead view of a painted ceramic bunny.

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How to Paint a Thrift Store Ceramic Figurine for Easter

I shared the tutorial for making this painted Easter bunny on a recent Facebook Live which you can catch here.

Start by painting the base in black to cover the entire surface. Leave the paint to dry fully and once dry, paint over the surface in white chalky paint.

While still wet, dab the excess white paint wih tissue paper revealing the black base underneath.

And lastly, using a fine tip paint brush, repaint some of the finer details such as the eyes, nose and ruffled edges in any clor of your choosing. We added a gold trim to the bunny dress just for some added interest.

And voila, the cermic bunny makeover is complete! This neutral color scheme matches my easter decor much better then the previous bunny.

Painted ceramic bunny next to decorated Easter eggs.

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Now your thrift store bunny went from dreary to a masterpiece! How fun is that? These make excellent gifts for springtime. They also make great housewarming gifts.

How did yours turn out? Make sure to show it off to us! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram– we can’t wait to see it!

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Collage showing the before and after of a painted ceramic bunny with text overlay.

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