What’s there not to love about an Easter bunny wreath decorating your front door? The kids are sure to love it as much as your neighbors will!
I am excited to bring you this one-of-a-kind Easter bunny door wreath through my collaboration with Oriental Trading Company. They generously provided the craft supplies used in this project, in return for my honest review. All the opinions stated here are 100% mine.
I recently found the cutest collage of my childhood pictures. You know, the ones from a few decades ago when times were simpler and our innocence and happiness at an all time high.
The pictures of the blonde girl, in her yellow room with her little black bunny… I smile to myself, as the memories wash over me like the warm waves at the beach. I was only 5 or 6 in most of the pictures. The same age as our kids.
Will they look at pictures from their childhood and get caught off guard by emotion and the memory of sheer happiness? I will do my best to be the reason they smile and shed a tear of gratitude for an adolescence well lived.
The kids find me and pull me back from my little walk down memory lane. Four
hungry starving little bodies come barreling down the stairs in search of food – or me, which ever they find first. I am immediately brought back to reality, my memories are put on the back burner, so I can be present in the moment and make memories for our kids.
After I graciously feed the hungry masses, I turn my attention to the big box sitting in our hallway. It arrived yesterday and has (also) been begging for my attention. There seems to be a great collective need for me these days.
The box is full of craft supplies and creative goodies from Oriental Trading Company. I immediately tear into the stash of googly eyes, pipe cleaners and a styrofoam wreath. Clearly, the supplies here are for me to make SOMETHING Easter themed, but what?! Then it strikes me like lightning from a clear blue sky.
Of course – an Easter Bunny Door Wreath, in honor of my childhood pet bunny.
My Halloween wreaths from the past two years: the spider and the bat were huge hits, so why change things too much… Create what people love… and with that thought, I sit down at our kitchen table to get my craft on.
Supplies Needed To Make An Easter Bunny Door Wreath
- White Foam Wreath
- Enormous Googly Eyes
- Gigantic Fantastic Felt Sheets
- Wide Natural Burlap
- Chenille Stems (aka Pipe Cleaners)`
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B00004R9WN” locale=”US” tag=”maminthenow0e-20″]Plant stakes[/easyazon_link]
- Brown acrylic craft paint
- Hot glue gun
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B00V4EG6D6″ locale=”US” tag=”maminthenow0e-20″]Paint brushes[/easyazon_link]
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B00B14LRLU” locale=”US” tag=”maminthenow0e-20″]Nylon fishing line[/easyazon_link]
Step by step Instructions on How to Make an Easter Bunny Wreath
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- Paint the white foam wreath light brown.
- This step is to ensure that the white foam doesn’t shine through the burlap.
- Wrap the burlap around the wreath (once the paint has dried.)
- I used the entire package of burlap.
- While you are wrapping the wreath, be sure to overlap half of the width of the burlap with each loop. Pull it as tight as possible.
- Finish wrapping the wreath by adhering the end with your hot glue gun. Try desperately not to burn yourself. (When will I ever learn this?!)
- Nose and whiskers:
- Layer a piece of pink felt and cut two large ovals. This will be the bunny’s nose.
- Find 5-8 Chenille Stems (aka Pipe Cleaners)and lay them on top of one of the ovals.
- Apply glue around the edge of the pink felt with your hot glue gun.
- Place the other pink felt oval on top and apply pressure until the glue adheres. (Remember – hot glue is HOT!)
- Cut two 24” pieces of burlap, these will be the ears.
- Paint two plant stakes with brown acrylic craft paint.
- Cut two long ovals in pink felt, this will be the inside of the bunny’s ears.
- Put one plant stake inside the burlap ear, make sure 2” of the pointy end sticks out at the bottom. Glue the stake in place in the middle of the ear.
- Glue around the burlap, 1” from the edge, in the shape of a long bunny ear. This isn’t an exact science.
- Once the glue dries, trim the excess around the edge.
- Glue the pink felt in the middle of each ear.
- Once all the glue has dried, stick the ear onto the burlap covered wreath. The pointy end of the stakes will slide into the foam wreath fairly easily.
- Apply glue onto the wreath with your hot glue gun, let the glue cool for a few seconds before you put the on googly eyes. (The glue can melt the back of the googly eyes, consider yourself warned.)
- Finishing touch:
- Glue the nose and whiskers in place. Apply hot glue on the wreath and place the whiskers on top and apply light pressure.
- Tie nylon string (or fishing line) onto the wreath.
- Hang the wreath and prepare yourself for lots of compliments from your neighbors!
Our kids LOVE this wreath, but then again – who doesn’t love a cute Easter bunny. The newness of spring gives us hope of brighter evenings, new opportunities and warmer days!
I found these super cute spring/ Easter themed wreaths. Which one is your favorite?