How to Make a Spring Bunny Wreath

by Diane Henkler on 03/16/2012

Does it feel like Spring in your neck of the woods this week? It sure does here in Pennsylvania. The temperature has been in the upper 70’s and it even hit 80 on Wednesday!   All the daffodils are in bloom as well as the flowering trees – they look so pretty, but it is a month too early.  We will probably get snow in May!

To help celebrate the arrival of Spring, I made a colorful bunny wreath.  I re-purposed a coat hanger from my closet and straw wreath forms that I picked up for a dollar at my local thrift store. They were really ugly,  but after I pulled off all the dusty decorations –they were good-to-go to transform into something new.

How to make a Bunny Wreath

supplies needed: 

 2 wreath forms – I used the straw type.
 Fabric – 2 coordinating/contrasting fabrics – 1/2  – 1 yard of each.  I bought the fabric at JoAnn’s Fabrics
 Fabric – if you want to cover the ears – 1/8 yard
 Ribbon – 2 yards
 Plastic hanger
 Floral picks or picture hanging hardware
 Wire cutters
 Straight pins
 Scissors
 Scotch tape
 Tacky glue
 Flat head thumb tack
 Awl or use the pointy end of a closed pair of scissors
 

  How to make a bunny wreath supplies needed

1.  Cut the fabric into 3-inch wide strips to cover each wreath. Attach one end of a fabric strip onto the wreath with a straight pin.

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2. Wrap the fabric snugly around the wreath over lapping the fabric slightly as you go around.  When you reach the end of your strip – place the end of another strip on top of the first and place a pin through the fabric ends and wreath. Continue covering the wreath this way until it is covered.  Do the same using the second fabric and wreath.

How to make a double wreath bunny

3. Use a straight pin to hold down the end of the last fabric strip.

How to cut a hanger to make bunny ears for a spring bunny wreath

4. Cut a plastic hanger as shown using wire cutters.  The 2 shoulder sections of the hanger will become the bunny ears.

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5. Using the wire cutters – angle cut the ends of the cut section of the hanger tips.  This will help you push the ends into holes you are going to make to attach the ears to the wreath form.

  How to add ears to a bunny wreath

6. Use an awl or a pair of closed pointy tip scissors to make a hole through the fabric and into the wreath where you want the ears to go.   You will need to make 2 holes for each ear.  The two ends of hanger will go into these holes. I made the ear holes on my bunny 2 1/2-inches apart.  I left 3 inches between the ears along the top section of the wreath. Depending on the weave of your fabric, you may have to rock or twirl the awl or tip of the scissors to get it through the fabric and into the wreath form.

How to make ears on a bunny wreath

7. Place one hanger section tip into each hole and push it in with your hands.  Repeat for the other ear.

Scrap fabric ideas

8. You can leave the ears white or cover them with fabric. Cut the fabric into 1/4″ strip. Use scotch tape to attach end of strip to the hanger.

Bunny Ears

9. Wrap the fabric around the hanger until it is covered.

How to secure fabric on plastic

10. Cut excess fabric and attach end to covered pair of hanger with Tacky glue.

How to make a bunny wreath for a door using 2 wreaths

11. Using 1 yard of ribbon – tie the two wreaths together.  Tie the excess into a bow. This will be the bunny’s bow tie.

Floral picks to hang a wreath

12. I used floral style picks to make a hanger for the wreath, but you can attach picture hanging hardware with pins or pin the ribbon a few times to the back of the wreath to secure.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon

13. I used 3. I placed one into the wreath horizontally. The other two were to secure the first. I placed them in on each side vertically so that one end of the pick holds down one end of the horizontal pick.    I looped the yard of ribbon through the horizontal pick so I could hang the wreath using the ribbon.  It is a long length of ribbon that is doubled up as the center of the length is looped over the pick.

How to hang a wreath the easy way with ribbon

 12. I figured out how far down on the door I wanted the bunny to hang and then attached the ends of the ribbon to the top of the door frame using a flat thumb tack. I cut the excess ribbon off and closed the door.

Bunny-Wreath

I hope you have a splendid weekend – Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Erin @ Out on A Limb... March 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

Diane, I just finished reading your whole tutorial and this is fantastic.

So adorable and it looks like it’s not too hard! I love the fabrics you chose which made it look fresh and modern.

Great job!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.

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2 Megan March 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

What a fantastic job! I love the colors of it. Megan

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3 Lindy March 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hi Megan…..This is gorgeous!!!! It so agree with you about snow in May; I’m from PA as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Lindy

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4 Karenmarybutterfly March 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

That is adorable! I am going to pin it form your site. How cute!!

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5 Sheryll & Critters. March 17, 2012 at 4:38 am

I LOVE THIS……… and I think I can follow your wonderful directions!!!
Really, I am going to do this one right away!

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6 Shannon at madiganmade March 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

Adorable, Diane!! I saw that project and the colors and immediately knew it was yours! So cute. :)

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7 ileana-carmen March 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Simple and beautiful.

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8 Brittany March 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

So fun! Thanks for sharing! :)

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9 Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper March 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

This really it just too cute! Love it. I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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10 Daneilia March 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

How super cute is this?! Love it.

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11 Katt March 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Diane,

Happy Sunday to you. I have made two of these this weekend. One for each of my main doors.
Front door (which we don’t use much)

Back Door from garage

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12 Karla March 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

SO cute! It’s adorable. I love it. :)

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13 john March 20, 2012 at 3:24 am

This blog is content amazing information about Easter bunny which is very useful for me. It very important information about Easter festival.
Thank you very much for this great information.
Easter Tree Decoration Ideas

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14 Janae March 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

LOVE! Totally going to try this!

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15 Laura Ingalls Gunn March 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Oh my, take a bow!

You’ve put a “spring” in my step with your creative loveliness.

Have a blessed day!

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16 Diane March 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Thanks Laura

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17 Dee March 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I hope you will share this starting tonight at The CSI Project, The challenge is Spring Vignettes and Decor. That includes Easter. It will be a great party!!! Lots of inspiration.
http://www.thecsiproject.com

hugs,
Dee, the CSI Girl

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18 Marisa April 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

What a very cute idea!!

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