DIY Easter Wreath – Make a Bunny Butt
Since I’m still digging on pom poms I really wanted to make a wreath that incorporated a really big ol’ bunny butt. In this DIY Easter wreath I cooked up – I got to make a HUGE fluffy pom pom for the bunny tail. Pom poms are a great way to use up leftover yarn. Plus, they’re one of those crafts that look like they’re hard to make, but they’re not.
- 1 – 10″ bamboo embroidery hoop
- 1 – 14″ bamboo embroidery hooop
- 4 sheets gray felt
- 1 sheet pink felt
- 1 extra large sheet gray felt (the kind in the plastic pack below)
- pink embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- wire-edged ribbon
- hot glue gun and glue
- ribbon for hanging the wreath
- cardstock (for tracing onto)
I bought a medium weight felt just to try it out (the larger piece not wrapped in plastic in the image below), but it wasn’t necessary. There is plenty of felt in the plastic wrapped pack for both hoops (and the heavier weight felt was even harder to get into the embroidery hoop smoothly).
Step 1 – Make the Head and Body
At first, I was going to make a white bunny, but then I realized that since the plan was for it to hang on my front door – gray would be better. I found this lovely heather gray felt at Michaels and was inspired. How cute would a gray bunny be? Plus, I knew I had some leftover pale pink yarn that would contrast nicely with the gray.
First, you need to take the larger piece of felt (not the standard size sheets) and place it in the 10″ bamboo hoop. You unscrew the top, separate the two pieces, and place the piece minus the screw underneath the felt. Then you simply push the top piece down over the bottom hoop with your felt in between.
Because felt is thicker than the fabric you would usually use in an embroidery hoop, it might take a little bit of muscle. Just be careful that you don’t tear your felt.
Then, you cut all the extra felt off around the bottom edge of the hoop.
It should look like this when you’re done with the cutting. If the felt isn’t very smooth (like mine isn’t below) – you can carefully pull it a bit tighter. Unfortunately felt doesn’t have much give so don’t go too crazy. A little bit of wrinkling won’t hurt your final look.
Then, repeat the same steps again for the larger hoop using the even larger piece of felt. You’ll end up with two embroidery hoops with gray felt inside.
Step 2 – Make the Pom Pom
Now you get to make the cute GIANT pom pom! The steps to make a pom pom are exactly the same as I’ve shown before. If you look at this post and check out Step 5, you’ll see the directions. To make this large pom, I wrapped the yarn around my hand about 50 times so it would be nice and full.
Here’s the final result!
Step 3 – Make the Feet
To make the feet, I free-handed the shape of a bunny foot onto a piece of cardstock. If you’re nervous about tracing this out yourself, just look online – there are dozens of bunny footprints to download and trace.
I cut out four of the same shapes – two for each foot.
Next, I took the pink embroidery floss and roughly stitched around the outside of each set of two. The stitching definitely isn’t perfect, but I wanted something to define the edges of the feet.
Lastly, I cut out six small circles and two egg shapes from pink felt and hot glued them onto the feet to look like pads.
Step 4 – Make the Ears
To make the ears you’ll do roughly the same thing you did to make the feet. I free handed an ear shape onto a piece of cardstock (you can see my two pieces taped together because I cut a little too much and had to alter the shape). Then trace out four ears from the gray felt.
Lastly, I stitched them around the edges the same way I did the feet using the pink embroidery floss.
Step 5 – Put it All Together
The very last step is to get your hot glue gun ready and glue it all together. Start by gluing the two hoops together, then attach the feet and pom pom tail. Finally add the ears and using the ribbon, loop it through the hoop screw to create a way to hang your DIY easter wreath on your door.
I originally didn’t add an extra bow, but I really thought it needed a little something else so I used some wire-edged ribbon I had from another project and created a very simple bow to place on the neck. It’s just hot glued on as well.