Easy to Make Twine Wrapped Wooden Easter Bunny for Cheap!
Do you enjoy putting up your pretty Easter decor every year? Or are you like me who craves a certain colour for the season? Most years I love bright Spring greens, yellows and white. This year I wanted to a more neutral color theme so the pretty yellow is being replaced with a soft tan colour.
This is the first Easter craft I had time to make this year and I am so excited to share it with you. All the supplies are from the dollar store which is always good for the budget.
Here is the Before
Dollar Store decor is adorable with little ones, all those bright colours and glitter, but for an all adult home not so much. If your like me instead of skipping the dollar store for the gift shop, spend a half hour seeing what you could makeover.
I thought he was seriously cute, but too bright for my taste. Besides this little bunny you will need.
Dollar store twine (297 foot ball)
Some green moss
Two different green blossomed stems
6 small fabric tulips
pkg Plain Paper gift tags
I also used some white craft paint for the base.
As always if you have any little bits of faux leaves, tiny blossoms, don’t buy and use what you have. If you have a faux carrot it can replace the flowers if you want. Of course the colours of the flowers don’t need to be the bright green I am obsessing over this year.
Buying the Dollar Store Wooden Easter Bunny
When purchasing the Easter bunny look for a nice large one. This one is ?? inches tall, I also checked out the shape and picked one that had the basic shape of a rabbit. He doesn’t have a large Easter egg middle, or cut out wording. Finally I wanted one with a built in stand.
For this bunny I began by cutting off the carrot stems.
The leaves could have been wrapped, or covered with a faux carrot, but I wanted flowers. I cut them off using a hand saw in a couple of minutes.
Next paint the stand white, I forgot to do this step, and then had to make sure not to mess up the twine. Do it now and you can skip the hassle. Let dry.
Wrapping the Wooden Easter Bunny in Twine
Begin by wrapping the odd shaped parts of your Easter rabbit. I began with one foot, attaching the twine with hot glue, then wrapped it up to the top. As the whole twine ball won’t fit between the two feet, I cut off 12 feet of twine to work with for each foot.
While wrapping your rabbit keep and eye on the edge surface, you want it covered with twine as well. For the upper portion of the shoes I folded the tiwne, attached it with a dab of glue so that the twine covered the edge without shifting upwards to the narrow areas. It had glue showing but I will cover that with the shoe lace and flowers.
For the feet, I glued the back every couple of wraps. This area I applied the glue every couple of wraps. To finish the foot, trim off any left over twine and glue the end bit upwards so that it will be covered with the twine on the body. Repeat the process with the second foot.
Once the feet are done, start at the end of each ear, and wrap towards the main portion of the head. Again be aware of the edge and applying glue to the back of the bunny.
Wrapping Twine around the Body of the Easter Bun
Beginning at the botton attach the twine starting at the back with glue. Carefully wrap the twine as straight as possible around the rabbit. I applied my glue at the edge of each individual wrap.
One side of this bunny has a folded arm, so the “hand” portion I wrapped upwards to cover glued it and then wrapped around the body.
Continue wrapping your Easter bunny until it is totally covered in twine. Wrapping the body of this little guy took about an hour which was Much longer than I expected, but he’s adorable so worth it. Once wrapped decorating the Easter Bunny took half an hour while taking the photos for you.
Adding Flower Accessories to DIY Easter Bunny Craft
Yeah, the fun easy party.
Your rabbit will now be very plain, and dare I say a bit boring. Like the brides on TV, lets have some fun “jacking” rabbiting him up.
You don’t need the stems just the little blossoms.
Begin by adding moss, and small background flowers to cover the top like a crown.
Then remove the background blossoms from the stems and totally cover the moss with them.
Add the larger blossoms to one side as a focal point and glue in place.
Attaching the Faux Spring Flower Bouquet
I did Not glue the tulips to the Easter bunny. Instead I tye the flowers together into a bundle. Then using twine weave it through the front and tie around the middle.
Take a second longer bit of twine and tie the top of the bouquet around the next of the bunny. Knot it in the back where it hidden.
DIY Easter Gift Idea with Optional Name Tag
This DIY Easter Bunny is created as an easy flower delivery for a loved one. Turn it into a DIY Easter Gift by adding a simple tag. I added a plain brown tag with the wording “Some Bunny Love You” Fresh tulips are always nice to have, but if you want share a floral arrangement that last a bit longer, this DIY Easter Bunny gift is great option. I know this Grama would love it, and hope your loved ones would love it as well.
Here is the DIY Easter Bunny as part of my neutral farmhouse decor. He is sitting on our dining room side table.
Here is another DIY Farmhouse Easter Bunny you may like. This one is made using paint and a buffalo check stencil. In this particular post I made it using a stencil I created, but I have since found buffalo plaid stencils at the dollar store which makes it even easier to do.
These little DIY Wooden Easter bunnies are made using scrap wood. The patterns for the cutouts and the faces linked.