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Make an Adorable Faux Floral Bunny for Easter

Spring is just around the corner, at least that’s what I keep telling myself so I don’t lose my sanity.  Spring also means Easter decor which is all about cute bunnies and chicks and Cadbury mini eggs (my favorite candy in the whole wide world).

If you’ve been following along on my blog and Instagram feeds then I hope you know by now I’m all about making decor that’s actually affordable.  Guess where one of my favorite places to shop for supplies is…. the Dollar Tree!!  I don’t think you can beat paying $1 for craft supplies.

I created this adorable faux floral bunny only using items from the Dollar Tree. This whole project cost about the same as buying 2 stems of faux flowers from Michaels or Joanns.

 

 

The Supply List:

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Here’s a visual of that supply list!

 

 

Use your pliers to cut the flower heads off the stems leaving about 1/2″ of stem.

 

 

Start sticking the flower heads into the green foam pot insert.  Fill in the sides and top to create the body of the bunny.

 

 

To have the stems stay in place use a dab of hot glue on the stem before you stick it into the foam.

 

 

Repeat the same process to make the bunny head, I used the 1.5″ round ball since the flowers are so large otherwise you have a really big bunny head.  You can leave the gap of about one flower since you’ll need to attach the head to the body.

 

For the tail I used the 2″ foam ball and the baby’s breath flowers.  You can use regular scissors to cut off the flower heads with these flowers since it’s only plastic.  This also means that the stem isn’t really strong enough to jab into the foam on its own.

 

 

I used a toothpick to make a hole and then stuck the flower stem into that with a dab of hot glue.

 

 

To make the ears I used an old part of white foam board and drew the ear, then cut it out with scissors.  It doesn’t have to be perfect since you’re covering both sides with materials.

 

 

Trace the foam ear onto the back of the sticky back felt and cut it out.

 

 

Now attach the felt to the foam ear, this will be the backside of the ears.

 

 

Flip it over and start gluing the baby’s breath flowers along the edge, I did 2 rows leaving the center open to attach the pink flowers.

 

 

Attach some pink flowers in the center to finish off the bunny ear.

 

 

Instead of buying metal wire to attach the foam pieces together, I just cut a part of the leftover stems from the bushes.  I did this for attaching the ears, head, and tail to the body of the bunny.

 

 

Again, just use a dab of hot glue to securely attach the pieces together.

 

 

Carefully attach the ears to the bunny’s head.

 

 

To finish off the bunny I wanted it to sit inside of a plastic Easter basket.  You don’t have to do this part if you simply want the bunny.  Use a block of floral foam and insert it inside the basket.

 

 

Next, take the floral moss and spread it over top filling in the basket.

 

 

Cut 3 more stems off the floral bush to attach the bunny to the floral foam inside of the basket.

 

 

That’s it!!  You now have an adorable fluffy looking bunny to decorate your home with for Easter or even just Spring!  I ended up sticking one pink bloom in the center of the head to create a nose.

 

 

 

 

 

I had so much creating this bunny I made some other friends for it.  For this bunny head, I used a foam ball and white roses.  The ears are white felt on cardstock with pink glitter craft foam. The nose is pink glitter foam and a pipe cleaner for the mouth.

 

 

Let’s not forget about the adorable chicks too!!  This is just orange cardstock and yellow dahlia flowers with another styrofoam ball at the center.

 

 

What a festive trio!!  I can already feel the warm weather creeping in with all of these cute spring creatures in our home.  (One can dream right?!?)

 

 

Happy Easter crafting everyone!  If you make your own adorable floral friend please tag me!!  @designedtobecrafty

-Carrie

 

 **I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.