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How to Make a Spring Bunny Wreath

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How to make a cute and colorful 2 ring wreath that resembles an Easter Bunny.  It can be made be repurposing older wreaths, scrap fabric and a clothes hanger. 

Post Updated: 02/21/2020

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 each at my local thrift store. They were really ugly, but after I pulled off all the dusty fabric decorations –they were good-to-go to transform into something new.

How to make a Bunny WreathHow to Make an Easter Bunny Wreath for Spring Decor

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 Make the Ears for the Top Bunny Head of the Wreath

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

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

Tool to cut a plastic hanger to make ears for an Easter Bunny wreath.

2. 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.

3. 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 using plastic hangers.

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

Scrap fabric wound around plastic hangers to create Easter Bunny ears.

5. 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.

How to cover plastic hangers to make bunny ears on wreath.

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

How to secure end of fabric to plastic hangers to make bunny ears on wreath.

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

How to Attach the Head and Body Wreaths Together

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

1. 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 attach spring fabric to wreath.

2. 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

3. I used 3 pins to secure the ribbon to the wreath. 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 the Easter Bunny Wreath on a Door

How to hang a wreath the easy way on a door with ribbon.

1. 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.

Pink and green fabric bunny wreath for a door.

Pretty cute to welcome Spring and Easter.

Easter Bunny Door Wreath in Pink and Green

Spring decorating project. Easy to make spring or Easter wreath using two wreath forms and plastic hangers. | In My Own Style

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19 Comments

  1. Diane,
    I love this bunny wreath – double pleasure! It is simple to make and I think you were genius to use a hanger to make the ears! So clever. I intend to make one of these!

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.