Easter Bunny Hoop Wreath
Hi, friends! I finally took my Christmas wreath off the front door and didn’t have a St. Patrick’s Day or Easter wreath to hang in its place. So I’m here today to show you a fun and easy Easter Bunny hoop I came up with. It would make a cute hoop art project to hang in a nursery, too, if you aren’t in need of a wreath. Let’s jump right in.
- 12″ embroidery hoop
- 1/2 a yard fabric of choice for main bunny
- Fat quarter pink fabric for inner ear
- Light pink felt
- Dark pink felt
- Wire/wire cutters
- Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
- Thick twine
- Black paint
- Painters tape (optional)
Take your main bunny fabric and iron it. Place your hoop over the fabric, right side up, and draw a line around your hoop. Set your hoop aside.
From your darker pink felt, cut out a nose. From your lighter pink, cut out two cheeks. I used my painter’s tape and traced around the inside of it as a guide. Cut out three long strands of twine for your whiskers. Iron them to get them to stay straight(ish).
You can either use some paper scraps and set up your face to see what you like or just go for it. Use the painter’s tape to get a straight line for the mouth and eyebrows. Use a round sponge brush for the eyes. Make sure to use newspaper or tinfoil under your fabric so the paint doesn’t seep onto your table. Let it dry.
While the paint dries,let’s move on to the ears. Grab your wire. Make two large wire ear shapes. Make sure to double-check them with the size of your loop that they look proportionate to one another. For my ears, I cut two 30″ long pieces of wire and then formed them.
Fold the remaining main bunny fabric in half, right sides together. Lay your wire ears over top. Hold your ears down and draw a line around them with a 1/4″ seam allowance included. I eyeballed it. At the bottoms of your ear tracing, keep a two-inch opening and add an inch to the sides. Cut them out.
Using your ears as a guide, cut two smaller pieces out of the pink for the inside of your ears. Glue or sew it onto your main ear. TIP: If you are worried about fraying, use felt.
Take your ears and match them back up, right sides together, and sew around each using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Do not sew the bottom closed.
Turn your ears right side out and press. Carefully insert the wire ears.
Set your ears aside. Our paint should be dry by now. Grab your face and either glue or sew on the cheeks. Glue the twine whiskers in place and place the nose over top. TIP: If you want the nose to stick out a little to give it dimension, add some cardboard behind it.
Put your face in the hoop.
Glue the fabric to the inside hoop to keep it tight.
Trim the excess fabric.
Loosen the top hoop and slide the ears in from the top. Get them where you like them, making sure the wires are spread out, and tighten the hoop again.
Carefully press the ears up, making sure not to damage the hoop.
Trim any excess wire sticking out the back and glue the ear openings down. Add a ribbon and hang.
I hope you played along! If you followed this tutorial (or any of my tutorials) please tag me! #stubbornlycrafty It’s always so fun to see that someone reads and gets something out of this li’l blog of mine. 🙂