How to Make a Bunny Boxwood Wreath: Easter Decor

How to make an Easter bunny boxwood wreath. #Easter #spring #wreath

I’m sure my neighbor thought I was crazy when I texted her at 8:30 the other night asking if I could have a couple of wire hangers. Most neighbors ask for a cup of sugar, but the crazy craft lady next door asks for clothes hangers. When the creative mood strikes, you just have to go with it. Today, I’m sharing how I made the bunny boxwood wreath from my Easter decor vignette out of greenery from the craft store, floral wire, and clothes hangers. You will also need a set of pliers and wire cutters.

Supplies for making a bunny boxwood wreath

One bunch of greenery (item #278184 from Hobby Lobby) and two hangers are enough to make a 16″ tall bunny, just like the one that sits inside this 25″ X 21″ frame.

Easter vignette with a boxwood bunny wreath

Hobby Lobby didn’t have any artificial boxwood, so this is the closest I could find. I wanted to use real boxwood like I used in my boxwood wreath tutorial, but our hedges were trimmed back in the fall. ***Update (3-17-13): I recently found this simple tutorial on how to preserve boxwood that I will try the next time I make a wreath.**

The stems on this greenery are 4 1/2″ long and are solid plastic. This makes it easy to put on the wire form without it falling apart or fraying like silk greenery would.

greenery sprig

The best way I found to cut the wire is to hold the hanger with your wire cutters and bend it back and forth till it breaks. I knew that I wanted the rabbit’s body to be six inches in diameter, so I wrapped the wire around a bucket and twisted the ends. The head is about the size of a 20 ounce can.

How to make a bunny boxwood wreath with wire

Use pliers to finish off twisting the wire tightly.

wreath frame made from hangers

 

I ended up trimming the ends of the bunny ears and made hooks by using pliers. I bent the hooks in opposite directions to keep the ears from flopping forward.

bunny ears made from clothes hangers

Gather two sprigs of the greenery and attach them to the wire form with floral wire. There is a piece of floral wire towards the bottom of the sprig and one towards the top. They are hidden underneath the leaves about an inch and a half from each end. It helps to use the pliers to twist the floral wire tightly and then snip the excess with the wire cutters. Overlap the next two sprigs of greenery about an inch and a half.

floral wire placement for wreath

Once the body, head and ears are covered with greenery, attach the two circles with floral wire and clamp the ears on with the pliers. Touch up any of the hanger that is showing with craft paint.

Tie a bow around his neck and text your neighbor to thank her for generosity.

Bunny boxwood wreath

 

What are you looking forward to the most once it’s springtime?

To see more holiday decorating ideas, like this Easter decor, click on this link.

 

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Comments

  1. love this!!!! thanks for sharing….
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  2. This is one of the cutest spring wreaths that I have ever seen. I love the greenery!

  3. Thanks for sharing how you made this cutie!!

    Blessings,
    Linda
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  4. This couldn’t be any sweeter! Great tutorial Tricia. It really is just darling. I love bunnies and this one sure makes me smile!!

  5. Love this TRicia! Sharing on FB. So incredibly clever! Happy Sunday!
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  6. That is the cutest bunny I have ever seen! Thanks for the tutorial! :)
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  7. I adore this bunny! What a fun idea!
    Kelly
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  8. Tricia, this is ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!! I just LOVE it!!!
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  9. Great tutorial! This is the cutest wreath I have seen for Easter/Spring yet! It is so fresh too!
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  10. What a great tutorial and so cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com
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  11. HI!

    Fell in love with this and shared with my readers { http://www.polkadotbungalow.blogspot.com } :) Have a beautiful day! Thanks for the CUTE idea for Spring!

    Love your blog by the way :)

    Stephanie
    Polka Dot Bungalow

  12. I love it! . . . And shared it on my page!
    Simple, adorable decor.
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  13. SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR. and open it again so you can see the cutest bunny wreath EVERRRRR!!!! IN LOVE WITH THIS!!!
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  14. This is such a cute wreath! I’m in the process of making it now!
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  15. Just precious! Featured this tonight at Monday Funday! ;)
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  16. LOVE this Tricia!! Your whole vignette is just perfect and that boxwood bunny is ADORBS!! Thanks so much for linking up to the “Hop To It” party!! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project on my blog today!
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  17. I love this…so sweet!
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  18. Your bunny is so sweet.
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