Hi, friends! Well, I am back with one more of my wreaths. I shared in my last post that I have made 3 wreaths for spring and Easter. Here is wreath #2 that I made for my classroom. I found the adorable little bunny face at the dollar store and decided he needed a body to go along with that cute little face. Yes, I have been back to The Dollar Tree, and found lots of fun things to decorate with as always!
I am on a mission this spring to try my best to use up some of the many crafting supplies I have in 2 of my craft closets. I definitely got my love for crafting and creating from my sweet grandmother. I ended up with boxes full of crafting supplies that she had in her closets. I also ended up with both of my grandmother's sewing machines, and I am very sad to say I have yet to open those up and get busy sewing. It is on my never-ending to do list though.
The reason I shared all of that about my grandmother's crafting supplies I ended up with is because this bunny wreath was made from her yarn. As you can see by the photo below, this yarn is from way back in the day!! LOL
We used to make those macrame hanging plant holders. I learned how to do that at Girl Scout Camp and I taught her that one. Precious memories! I know I am being very sentimental, because we lost her exactly one year ago this week. She would be thrilled to know I am putting all of things to good use.
Back to this little bunny wreath! I love this yarn because it is wide and fluffy!
I decided to use this to make the body of the bunny, and I did it the same way that I made my blue wreath. I used a pool noodle and placed a wire hanger inside the noodle, except I gave this one more of an oval shape. I didn't do another tutorial for that, but you can see that post here if you missed it.
Because the yarn is so much larger, this one really did not take long to wrap at all. Once I had it all wrapped up, I cut out the arms and feet patterns from poster board.
Here is what I used for the feet. I thought I had taken photos of the arms, but I couldn't find them in my massive photo collection. Another project on my to do list.....organize photos!
I used my glue gun to glue the yarn onto the poster board. I wrapped the yarn just like I did the noodle.
To make the cute little cotton tail, I wrapped the yarn around a piece of cardboard.
I slid the yarn off, and tied the middle of it with a piece of the yarn. Then I cut the ends and fluffed up the pieces.
I cut some pink little pads for the bottom of the bunny feet. I used floral pins to attach all of the pieces to the wreath.
I also found those adorable carrot eggs at the dollar store! I loved them so much, they were one of the reasons that I wanted to make this wreath. I did use the glue gun to glue the eggs to a piece of twine, and then glued the twine to the paws.
Since I think every wreath has to have a bow, I had to add a little bow tie to complete the wreath. The ribbon was also another dollar store find. They had some really pretty spring and Easter ribbon! Yep, I stocked up on that, too! :)
I debated on wrapping the bunnies face in the yarn so it would match the rest of the body, but decided I had enough time invested in it. That would be an option if you wanted to take this wreath one step further. Another variation would be to add a basket with spring flowers in it, instead of adding the carrots.
Thank you so much for stopping by to see my little Easter bunny! I will save the third wreath for awhile, and share some of my spring decor in the next few posts. I hope you are having a great week!!