I don’t know what I have about Spring Wreaths. Maybe it starts with the winter being over and needing something fresh and new. I’m desperate for beautiful, and that begins at home. However it starts, it was time for a new Spring wreath, just perfect for Easter!
|Rustic Mossy Bunny Wreath|
You may have seen examples of this guy hanging (see what I did there..) around your town. I love the rustic simplicity and country look in a wreath.
This one was a snap to put together, and the supplies readily found at your local craft store.
Begin by attaching your small wreath, I used an 8″ and a 12″ wreath, to your larger wreath using floral wire. Mine was 20 gauge. Because mine were stemmed it was easy to thread it through the grape vines, creating a head and a body.
Next, attach the ears at the top and on each side of the small wreath by winding the wire through the grapevine. Excuse the shadow-puppet show – it was towards the end of the day. And no, that is not a horse tail.
For my next step, I added the ribbon around the neck. I could’ve added later on in the process I had a limited amount of flowers, and I wanted to make sure that they would be spaced correctly once the ribbon was on – the ribbon was important for that reason. Use your discretion for your project.
To add the ribbon, I just cut a piece of ribbon about twice the diameter of the neck, then folded this piece in half, and glued it in place on the front side of the wreath using hot glue. To attach the ends and cover the wires, be sure to overlap one and over the other.
To add the moss to each ear, apply a small amount of glue and an equally small amount of moss at a time, working your way around each ear.
Continue to add moss around the entire body in small sections. It isn’t necessary to cover the entire wreath as it looks quite pretty to have the grapevine showing through the moss.
Apply flowers using hot glue. I like to place them first and then go back and glue them afterward.
To complete attached the bow portion of the ribbon using hot glue.
Now for the best part.. hang it and enjoy your Easter!