LE FESTE – CELEBRATIONS
A bunny wreath is a nice addition to your door for Easter, spring, or a woodland creature-themed party. When my niece was turning 7, she wanted to celebrate spring with bunnies and flowers, and I obliged. I wanted something subdued and feminine for the door, but I didn’t want to break the bank. So, I headed to the dollar store and my own treasure trove of craft supplies in search of bunny wreath relevant items. The wreath in the photo is what I came up with.
Materials for Bunny Wreath
A wire wreath frame
Pipe cleaners (2)
Wide ribbon of your choosing
Slim ribbon of your choosing
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Wrap the wire frame with the wide ribbon.
I used ribbon with a wire in it, so it was bendable and had a grip. I imagine traditional ribbon with no wire might shift a lot as you wrap. I tried to wrap the ribbon around the frame so that each turn of the ribbon overlapped slightly with the one before it. When I reached the end, I used a straight pin to hold it in place until I was able to dab some hot glue on the ribbon to adhere it to the frame and other ribbon.
2. Make the bunny ears.
Take one pipe cleaner and form the shape of a bunny ear. Twist together the bottom halves of the pipe cleaner to keep the bunny ear from losing shape. Then, attach the ear to the ribbon-wrapped wreath frame with hot glue. Do the same with the second bunny ear. You might want to wait to hot glue the first ear until both are done, so you can better position them.
3. Add a bow.
You could leave the wreath as is or you can accessorize. I might have made a bow tie had the party been for my son. But for my niece, I made a bow out of tulle ribbon and hot glued a decorative flower (with faux pearls at its center) on the knot. Then, I hot glued the bow to the bottom center portion of the wreath.
4. Include a hook.
To make it hang on my door, I weaved a long, thin ribbon through the wrapped ribbon and tied a knot at the top. Then, I hung it from the hook that already hangs on my door. Voila, a welcoming wreath that requires little effort.