In today’s post: This adorable Easter bunny wreath is made using loop yarn and dollar store wreath forms. You can make one in about an hour.
So…my kids tell me this bunny wreath looks like a figure eight. Or a snowman. But that was before I put the ears on. Now that he has big rabbit ears he totally looks like a bunny, right? Right? Yep, he’s obviously an Easter bunny. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Although you better believe that come winter I’ll be ripping the ears off this guy and giving him a top hat and scarf. Snowman wreath for the win!
Tips for Success
This wreath is pretty darn easy to make! The hardest part is adhering the ears, and all that takes is a healthy application of hot glue. The one thing you’ll need to remember is that in order to hang this wreath you will need to make sure you have a hook that’s deep enough for the entire wreath form to fit inside of it. (If you’re using dollar store wreath forms like I did, the hook should be an inch and a half to two inches deep.) Most standard over the door wreath hangers will work just fine, but a removeable Command hook may not be deep enough.
Easter Bunny wreath supplies
These are the five main supplies you need to make a bunny wreath:
- 9 inch and 12 inch wreath forms: I purchased these wood blend wreaths from the dollar store and they worked great.
- Loop yarn: This wreath took roughly one and a half balls of Bernat Alize Blanket EZ loop yarn, which comes in larger balls (sold at Jo-Anns). You can also use Lion Brand or Red Heart loop yarns (sold at Jo-Anns and Hobby Lobby), but since those brands come in smaller balls you will probably need three.
- Wide wired burlap ribbon: I used 2.5 inch wide ribbon, and you want to find one with good wiring. I found my ribbon at Hobby Lobby on a giant roll for $10, which was a great value. I did not like the burlap ribbon that Jo-Ann carries – it was not stiff at all.
- Pipe cleaners that match the ribbon: I found these are Hobby Lobby
- Faux flowers: mine are from the Dollar Store
You could likely find everything to make this wreath at Hobby Lobby if you only want to stop at one store, but it will be cheaper if you get the flowers and wreaths at the Dollar Store.
You will also need a hot glue gun.
How to make a loop yarn Bunny wreath
Read the instructions below to learn how to make this wreath. You can also click here to watch the web story version of this tutorial.
Easter Bunny Wreath
- 9 inch wreath form
- 12 inch wreath form
- Loop Yarn 2 large balls or 3 small balls
- Wired Burlap Ribbon 2.5 inches wide
- Pipe Cleaners that match the ribbon
- Faux Flowers
- Hot Glue Gun
- Tie the end of the loop yarn around one of the wreath forms. Wrap the yarn around the wreath form, putting the ball of yarn through the middle of the wreath each time you wrap. Continue wrapping until the entire wreath form is covered. Clip and tie off yarn.
- Wrap the second wreath form the same way. Then place the two wreaths together to make a figure eight and use additional yarn to securely tie them together.
- Cut 4 pieces of burlap ribbon at 25 inches long. Lay one piece of ribbon on a flat surface. Lay out 8 pipe cleaners on that ribbon, 4 on each side, as shown in the photo below. Use a hot glue gun to lightly adhere the pipe cleaners to the ribbon they are laying on. Repeat this with a second ribbon.
- Glue the remaining ribbon pieces on top of the ones with pipe cleaners, sandwiching the pipe cleaners inside. This will make the ribbon stable enough to shape into an ear.
- Fold each ribbon as shown below to create an ear shape. Place the ears on top of your wreath and decide if you'd like to trim the ears at all (I cut about an inch off each of my ears).
- Decide which side of your wreath you'd like to be the front, and place that face down. Figure out where you'd like the ears to be placed at the top, and move the yarn out of the way. Add a LOT of hot glue where you want the first ear to attach. Try to get some of the glue touching the wreath frame, not just the yarn.
- Place one end of an ear down on the hot glue and press until the glue cools and the ear is adhered.
- Then place another strip of hot glue over the end of the ear that's been attached and lay the other end over it.
- Attach the other ear the same way. You will want to use plenty of glue. If desired, cut a small rectangle of cardboard and glue it over the ears in back to help stabilize them.
- Add faux flowers along the neckline if desired. You can use wire or hot glue to attach them.