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Have I ever told you that I have a large bunny
I love bunnies. Any bunnies. Real, ceramic, stuffed, even plastic. I’m not sure if it’s the fluff, their eyes, the big ears, or their innocence. I just like them.
While at the dollar store recently, I came across this blue stuffed bunny. He was very plain (no tie, or carrot), but his eyes spoke to me.
So, I grabbed 6 of them thinking they would be perfect for my new gig.
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Originally, I planned on using all 6 of the blue bunnies to make a wreath. After I began working on it, my gut told me that I was using too many bunnies. Bunny overload for sure. To be totally honest, even my husband thought it was too many bunnies.
It was then that I decided to focus on just 1 blue bunny, and make him as cute as I could with what I have around the house.
I remembered I had orange ribbon upstairs, and I also remembered my teen girls had a toy carrot in their old play food. So, I dressed him up with a spiffy orange and white polka dot bow tie, and the toy carrot came alive after I stuck some Spanish moss into it by poking a hole.
What a cutie.
Here’s how to make this Bunny Wreath & what supplies you will need:
1. You will need 1 FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam wreath. I used the 12 inch size. You can find these at Jo-Ann Stores and WalMart. The wreath sheds a little, but it is easy to sweep up with a damp cloth or broom.
2. You will also need 1 roll of Design it:® Simple Style® 21” Decorative Mesh – in blue ombre. This also comes in orange and can be found at Michael’s or Walmart. I secured the beginning just by holding it and wrapping the mesh around that part first. Then, I continued around the entire wreath just wrapping it around by over lapping until I was happy with it. The blue ombre colors really made this part easy. It looked good no matter what I did. I secured it at the end with a stick pin.
3. Then I hung it on a large nail in my kitchen (that’s where I work usually) and I tied the orange ribbon on the top and cut off the excess on a diagonal. With it hanging securely, I could now work on the bunny.
4. For the bunny, I tied the orange ribbon around his neck and made a bow. I then cut off all of the excess so it looked like a bow tie. Bow ties are really in right now, so I thought it was a good call.
5. As mentioned above, the orange carrot is from my daughter’s play food and all I had to do was poke a hole in the top and force some Spanish moss into it. I love how it adds a natural element. You could also use green Easter basket grass for this.
6. Lastly, I glued the bunny onto the wreath, and I also glued the carrot onto the bunny and the wreath.
I think it turned out so darling.
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Stay tuned for more bunnies from my collection this Friday.
And I’m not referring to these guys…
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