As seasons change and I focus on changing up the décor inside my house, I’m sure not to neglect the exterior as well. You might have noticed Rona, Grace, and I have a thing for wreaths (Valentine’s, Berry Letter, Burlap Bubble, Boxwood Bunny). I’m sure there will be many more to come, but here’s another piece of spring door decor to add to the list.
For spring I wanted to get some floral action going on the front door. One day I was checking out HGTV’s website and found this lovely creation (although those colors are a bit more early fall to me than spring). I hit up my favorite crafting stores and set out to make my own version. There aren’t any instructions for this craft because it’s really just your basic flower arrangement.
What you need:
Flowers/greens of your choice
Ribbon of your choice
Choose a basic layout/pattern for your blooms and cut the stems down to size. I chose to stick a piece of floral foam in the bottom of my basket so my stems wouldn’t wobble around.
Interesting how a just a few flowers and a basket can make such a cute decoration.
You all know how I love a fast and easy craft, right? Well, this Boxwood Bunny Wreath is not. Maybe I am being a little overly dramatic. It’s not incredibly difficult, but it is not remarkably fast. This is definitely not like the Burlap Bubble Wreath, which took all of 15 minutes. Nope, this little bunny required a little more time. You are going to have to devote ONE WHOLE HOUR to this little Spring cutie. I know, right. One whole hour. Ain’t nobody got time for that…
Just kidding. Everyone has time for this Boxwood Bunny Wreath because it’s cute and cheap. If my crafts aren’t going to be quick and easy, they better at least be cheap. Apparently, my ideal crafts are floozies. Yup, I just personified my crafts. Things just got weird.
What you’ll need:
- Three Wire Hangers
- Greenery- mine were from Joann’s (thanks, Carrie!)- 3 bunches
I wanted boxwood greenery, but I couldn’t find any. I guess if you want to get technical, this isn’t a boxwood bunny wreath, technically. But, Honey Badger Grace don’t care (I’m full of timely–read: not timely– virile video allusions today, aren’t I?)
-Burlap Ribbon ( you know I had to feed my burlap addiction) or any other ribbon you like
What you’ll do:
- Shape the bunny’s body.
I shaped my bunny’s body by using two pots. I cut the hook off of the hanger and twisted it around two different sized bowls. For those who like precise measurements, my bunny’s head has a 6 inch diameter and the body is about 8. You will use the pliers to secure the circles.
-Shape the ears
For the ears, I found that the shoulders of the hanger make perfect bunny ears, so I made four cuts on that hanger. This was my least favorite part of securing the ears to the head. I just used some brute force to get it done.
-Take apart the greens, so you have little sprigs.
I just cut the sprigs off the stem, which was easy since the sprigs were made of plastic and not wire.
-Tie/wrap the sprigs on the bunny form with your floral wire.
I made my sprigs go in the same direction. I also found it easiest to cut a long piece of floral wire and just start wrapping the wiring around the sprigs. Nothing scientific. It was definitely a learning curve here. This is your longest step. You’ll need to finesse the leaves in case your wire holds all the leaves down.
-Put a bow on it.
- Hang it.
I broke it down for you with a series of pictures.
Boxwood Bunny Wreath
I think she’s pretty cute even though it wasn’t the quickest craft I’ve ever whipped up.
-Greenery for the top of the carrot (I used Onion grass like this one)
-An old magazine
What you’ll do:
- Take a couple of pages from the magazine and roll it into a cone.
- Keep rolling pages until you have a carrot size that you like.
- Cut your greenery and shove it in the top and down the center of the magazine carrot
- Glue the beginning of the jute/twine to the magazine carrot and start wrapping it around the carrot form (tip: do not try to be perfect. Just wrap the twine haphazardly. I like to wrap all over the place. For two reasons. 1. I think it looks organic and 2. It’s easy, and you all know how I feel about ease).
Just wrapping the twine. Excuse the mess, I whipped up these three carrots, two moss bunnies during our last Craft Night, so there was a lot going on. When is there not a lot going on?
In case you needed another picture of me wrapping my carrots.
- Tuck the end of the jute/twine under what you have already wrapped. If you want, glue the tail end down.
- Paint your carrot with craft paint (tip: I added a little water to my paint, and just blotted the paint onto the carrot).
- Attach the carrots onto your burlap bubble wreath (I used green floral wire to attach my carrots) for a cute Spring update or wherever your heart desires.
You can barely see the floral wire.
An easy update to an easy wreath!
This extreme closeup reveals the blue poster gum I use on the back of my wreaths, so they don’t slide when opening and closing the door.
What updates do you have in store for your Burlap Bubble wreath? The possibilities are endless. Anyone securing a bird’s nest with Robbin’s eggs on theirs?