Easter Bunny Wreath – How To!

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My good friend Kelly sent me a picture of this lovely little wreath she whipped up just in time for Easter this and I was instantly in LOVE!  She was hesitant when I begged her to share it with you all but I was able to convince her to tell us all about it!  You can see more of her lovely creations at her shop, follow her on Facebook and see where she finds inspiring on Pinterest.  Take it away Kelly!
Hello all!  I’m Kelly from KelsCozyCorner over on Etsy!

Today the sun is brightly shining here in Ohio and signs of spring are in the air (finally)! My shop has been quiet the last few days and I’ve actually had some time to create something for my own home! I was so inspired by all the beautiful yarn covered Easter wreaths I’ve seen on Pinterest, I had to create one for myself!

I started with a 14”straw wreath form and wrapped it with a heather gray yarn.

I was so excited to get started on this I just started pulling from every direction of the skein of yarn…BIG MISTAKE!  No matter how excited you are to get started on a yarn project, ALWAYS make it into a ball.

Here’s a tutorial I found on that process, but it is super easy to do…and will make your project exponentially less frustrating!

To begin wrapping the yarn I placed a small dot of hot glue on the back of the wreath to hold it in place. Place the beginning of your yarn in the glue and let it dry.  Once dry, you can start covering the wreath, keeping your yarn strands close and straight.  I went all the way around and then started over being sure that every bit of the straw was covered.   Once that was complete I started adding the flowers.  Here is a tutorial on how to do felt flowers.

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I had this bunny image that I’ve used on several pillows  and thought it would be perfect for this project.  I used a craft knife and cut the image from a small piece of foam board and then covered the foam board with ivory felt to make the bunny look “fuzzy”.  I ended up cutting off his tail end to get him to fit properly and then used floral pins to keep them in place.  I didn’t want to use anything too permanent in case I wanted to use the wreath after Easter.

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Now you can make one of your own!  There’s still time!

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