faux chocolate bunny Easter mantel styling

I can’t believe how quickly Easter is sneaking up on us. I’m here today to inspire you with a super easy, fast and adorable Easter decor idea. A faux chocolate bunny design sprinkled across the fireplace mantel does the trick.

faux chocolate Easter bunny mantel styling

Last year I showed you how to create these adorable faux chocolate bunnies with a super easy DIY {Easter bunny tablescape -Target dollar spot hack}. These bunnies graced an Easter table last year. This year they hopped from the dining room into the living room and settled on the mantel shelf.

faux chocolate bunny Easter tablescape
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details about the faux chocolate bunny DIY

All the details about how to create these bunnies is in my original post if you follow the links above. I did add a couple more bunnies this year, because I love the furry texture on these figurines.

faux chocolaté bunny DIY

I used the same technique using the Rustoleum Espresso satin spray paint I had left over from last year. These latest bunnies started off gold as you can see above. After a couple of coats of spray paint they blend right in with the faux chocolate bunny family.

faux chocolate Easter bunny DIY

Like I say, everything in mass always looks better, that’s why collections always shine. The bunnies look so cute and happy together on the mantel. I love the variety in styles, shapes and sizes.

faux chocolaté bunny decorations

details about the faux chocolate bunny mantel styling

If you’re a regular around here, you might remember my mantel decor I shared last month {mantel styling inspired by mushroom fancy}. Well, I kept the books and the mossy mushroom to break-up the faux chocolate bunny mantel styling plus adding some texture.

faux chocolaté bunny Easter decor

It’s always easier to not reinvent the wheel every time you style or redecorate something new in your home for the changing seasons. By keeping the books, it instantly provided the stage for the bunny styling, and the frames remain the same as the back drop.

faux chocolaté Easter bunny mantel styling

The mossy mushroom is the latest addition to my mushroom collection, and I love all the texture it has so I kept it so the bunnies can nestle underneath it. Some of the bunnies have baskets, where I included colorful eggs. Plus I scattered a few more eggs on the mantel shelf.

faux chocolaté bunny mantel design

The eggs mimic the eggs in the basket of the chocolate bunny. They add a pop of color to the styling, which would otherwise be very drab with just a sea of chocolate. I also included my vintage bunny mold to coordinate with the chocolate bunny theme.

Easter mantel design

Seriously, this styling took about half an hour to put together, which included the time to unwrap the items from the Easter bin. I love easy seasonal decor.

faux chocolate bunny mantel design

don’t neglect the hearth when you style the fireplace mantel

To finish off mantel styling projects, I like to include the hearth to make a higher decor impact. Since it’s a time a year when we don’t use the fireplace in the living room it’s not a problem. I can leave the decor through Easter Sunday.

Easter fireplace styling

It adds another layer of festive vibes. As promised I moved one of the thrifted Easter baskets from the dining room table I recently shared here {thrifted goodies – the Easter basket edition} onto a bench .

Easter fireplace styling

By the bench, I added a burlap sac full of oversized grapevine carrots. These carrots are one of my favorite Easter decor items we own. You can see how I used them last year here {rustic Easter carrots wreath frame}.

Easter fireplace styling

Under the bench I piled high a coke crate with all the Easter eggs I didn’t use this year in my decor and were left over idly. You can read all about my coke crate journey here {have a coke and a smile}.

Easter fireplace styling

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“Every Easter, at one household or another, I find a battle begins and the conversation of how to ‘properly eat’
a chocolate bunny.”

Hilary Farr

sharing @ between naps on the porch


  1. Thanks Cindy! XO- MJ

  2. How beautiful! What an impact all those chocolate bunnies make together on your mantel. I’ve painted a squirrel before, with bronze spray paint for outside after it’s original paint wore off…amazing what paint can do! I am definitely gonna be on the hunt throughout this year for bunnies of every kind to paint! That expresso color of paint is the perfect chocolate match, thanks for sharing. I’m coming over from the Vintage Charm Link Party

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Christie. Yes, the espresso color is perfect. Happy Easter. XO- MJ

  3. So pretty! I’ve been in love with faux chocolate bunnies for years and years. They are my and favorite Easter decor. Thanks for sharing the spray paint color – I will definitely be on the hunt (pun intended lol!) for some bunnies to paint. Wishing you a beautiful Easter! Jane

    1. Thanks so much Jane. I love the pun reference it made me lol. XO- MJ

  4. Cara says:

    I love the way the bunnies look all gathered together on your mantel Mary Jo. I love bunnies year round, they just make me smile.

    1. Yes bunnies are the sweetest! I actually have a bunny in my veggie garden which I’ll be sharing soon for the season. Thanks for dropping by. XO- MJ

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