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Decorate Your Door for Easter

Welcome to the 167 Metamorphosis Monday!

I have a fun, crafty metamorphosis to share for this Met Monday.   I don’t have “before” pics but they would simply be the supplies you would buy to create this adorable bunny for your spring door.   I know that looks like a Christmas tree out on the porch.  It was a tree in an urn with dragonfly lights.   I had it out there for a while but eventually removed it since it did look a bit too Christmas-tree like for year ’round.

Many years ago, probably 14 or so now, I purchased this cute bunny “wreath” at a crafts fair.  (View Easter tablescape HERE, or click on Holiday category at the top of this page and scroll down to the “Easter” section.)

Here’s a close-up of Mrs. Bunny.

She’s pretty old and a bit faded, but I still love her.

I almost took the whole thing apart to rebuild it to show you how it’s made.  In the end I realized it is such a simple door decoration to make, it really wasn’t necessary to take it apart to share the process in detail.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a bunny for your door:

Supplies:
•18″ wide straw hat
•White Foam Sheets, enough to cut two 11″ tall ears
•Easter basket straw for hair, whatever color you prefer•
•Decoration for hair (optional)
•Pink Foam Sheets, enough to cut two 9″ tall ears and a little mouth
•Two, 1″ googly eyes
•Two, 2″ white pom poms for cheeks
•One, 1″ pink pom pom for the nose
•3-4 white pipe cleaners for whiskers and a hanging tab
•Plaid ribbon or ribbon of your choosing
•Hot glue gun/glue sticks
•Craft glue
•Scissors

Let’s start our bunny “wreath” at the top and work our way down.  Cut two,”ear shaped” pieces from the white foam sheet, measuring approximately 11 inches long x 5″ wide at the widest part, which is across the center of the ear.

Cut two pink ears from the pink foam sheets, measuring 9″ tall by 3 1/4 inches at the widest part which is again across the center of the ear.  The pink foam represents the inside of your bunny’s ears and it will mimic the shape of the white part, but will be about an inch smaller for most of the way around.

Using craft glue, glue the pink “inside ear” onto the white foam ears.  I don’t think I’d use a hot glue gun for this part since it could dry to quickly and leave you with some bumpy-looking ears.  Actually, looking a little closer at this pic below, they may have used hot glue because the ears do look a tad bumpy inside.  I think craft glue would probably work better, but of course, there would be some drying time.  So use whatever glue you feel most comfortable using.  Our door decoration does NOT need to be perfect.  She will be lovely however she turns out! :)

Next, using your scissors, punch two holes OR cut two holes into the top of your hat, right where the rim of the hat meets the raised portion of the hat.  TIP:  Be sure the holes you make in the hat are far enough apart that they don’t merge and become one big, gaping hole.  (see pic below for spacing)

Bunch the ends of your ears together and poke them through the holes you just made.  Hot glue them into place as shown below.  Notice you can see the pink foam in the center of the white here on the back.  The foam ears are just squeezed together, poked through the holes and hot glued into place.  You may wish to hot glue the white foam and pink foam ends together so they won’t spread out once they are in place.

Next, attach a loop of pipe cleaner to the back with hot glue.  Cut a small piece of white foam and hot glue it over the ends of the pipe cleaner for a more finished look if you like.  The hardest part is done, it smooth sailing from here.

Now it’s time to make Mrs. Bunny’s hair and face.  (You can save the hair for last if your prefer.)  Apply small, thin amounts of hot glue to the top of the raised part of the hat just under the ears.  Press the Easter basket grass onto the glue.  You’ll want to use enough “hair” to hide all the hot glue.

Our bunny has a little decoration on top of her head.  This is just a “pick” with a cluster of small Easter eggs.  It’s stuck through the straw hat and hot glued in place.  If you scroll up a bit to a previous picture, you’ll see the end of the pick sticking out through the underside of the hat.  Have fun with this.  There are so many things you could use to decorate her head like a pretty bow, a big flower or anything spring oriented.  I like the big flower idea.

Before we make her face, put a little masking tape on the back of your white and pink pom poms and eyes and temporarily place the face where you think is best.

Then mark a little X where they go, remove the tape and hot glue them back into place.  (Note the basic positioning in photo below.)

Cut six, 4 1/2″ whiskers from the white pipe cleaners.  Hot glue the ends of each one to the hat, up underneath the pompoms as shown below.  Bend the pipe cleaners in and out to give them some playful movement.  You could glue the whiskers on first but I think it’s easier to do that once the cheeks are in place and you know where to position them.

From the pink foam, cut a tear-drop shaped mouth measuring 1 1/2″ long x 1″ wide at the widest part.  Hot glue it in place beneath your bunny’s fluffy cheeks.

Make sure the pointed part of your tear-drop mouth is facing up toward the cheeks.

Create (or buy) a pretty bow for the neck of your bunny.  The simple bow you see here was made with 60 inches of  1 1/2″ wide, ribbon.  I love the colors in this ribbon…so perfect for springtime and Easter.

That’s it!  Now just hang your bunny on a door in a protected area where he won’t get wet and you’ll enjoy him for years and years.  This would be a fun project to do with kids/grandkids, as long as an adult supervised the glue gun.  You could probably use other types of glue…would just have a little drying time involved.

Looking for more Easter inspiration?  Click HERE and scroll down to the Easter section for additional Easter decorating and table settings.



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Comments

  1. Martina @ Northern Nesting says:

    Susan that bunny is ADORABLE and your table looks beautiful! Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Betsy@coastal-colors says:

    Thank you for hosting another great link party! I love your Easter table; it’s gorgeous! Thanks for showing a great tutorial on making the adorable hat bunny! Everything looks ready for a big Easter celebration!

  3. Confessions of a Plate Addict says:

    Love your bunny door decoration, Susan! Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  4. Pam - @diy Design Fanatic says:

    Your bunny is so cute! What a fun craft. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Your bunny bonnet is just adorable and the table, with its cabbage plates and sweet napkin holders is so darn cute! Thanks for hosting the party, Susan. Always so much inspiration. :-) Sue

  6. Ramblings of a Southern Girl Rhonda G says:

    Super Cute Bunny Door Hanging! :) Thanks for hosting!

  7. Shirley@Hospitality Designs says:

    Your table is beautiful and creative as ever…I am definitely going to make that bunny hat with my granddaughter…I know she will love it! Thanks for hosting as always!

  8. Lynn@ The Vintage Nest says:

    She’s so cute and happy! :) And love the pink and yellow on your table and I really really love that photo of your son and daughter-in-love’s engagement. What a treasure. Happy week and Easter Susan.

  9. So sweet, love that hat!! Thanks for the par-tay!!!

  10. The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ says:

    FABULOUS Bunny! I LOVE IT!!!!! thank you so much for hosting my friend! sending hugs of appreciation!!! : )

  11. What a cute Bunny hat.Table looks beautiful too.Thank you for hosting. Anne

  12. Scribbler says:

    Cute Bunny — I am not too crafty, but even I might be able to do this! Thanks for hosting.

  13. How to Nest for Less says:

    That is so ADORABLE!!! Love it. Thanks for hosting again! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  14. Nellie's Cozy place says:

    Morning Susan, Cute hat! and beautiful table too! Hope you are doing well………and thanks for hosting as always. Have a Happy Easter! Blessings, Nellie

  15. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Such a cute bunny you have here. Thanks so much for hosting Susan!! Blessings, Linda

  16. Allison says:

    Such a pretty table. The cookies are so cute! Thanks for hosting another Met Monday. Allison Atticmag

  17. I absolutely love this bunny project! Now I want to go get all the things needed and make this with my kids! Love it! Thanks for hosting MM with all these great links! :) Kristi

  18. HI Susan! Oh, this is so cute and brings back memories. We made these for my daughter’s group group at church when she was in jr hi! LOL. Kept it for years until it just fell apart. Your table is darling. Be a sweetie, Shelia ;)

  19. AshTreeCottage says:

    Love that bunny hat!!! Thanks for the fun party Susan. Hugs, Susan and Bentley

  20. Denise at Forest Manor says:

    Susan, I LOVE this cute bunny decoration!! That looks easy enough even for me to do. I’ve never seen one like that, and I’m so glad you shared it with us. Have a great day! Denise

  21. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says:

    What a cute and fun little bunny hat/wreath! Love that idea…thanks for sharing Susan!

  22. martinealison says:

    Vous êtes vraiment très gentille de partager avec nous l’exécution de ce beau chapeau “lapine”. Une ambiance pascale superbe… merci pour l’ensemble de vos ravissantes photos. Gros bisous à vous

  23. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    I love the colors of pink and yellow together! What a fun bunny hat project. Thanks for the tutorial, and thanks for hosting!

  24. Cute bunny! Thanks for hosting and have a Happy Easter! Sherry

  25. Ms. Redo says:

    Love your bunny on the door! Thanks for hostessing, I linked my “new shabby chic office.” So excited to have a great new look in this room where I spend so much time (reading blogs ;) Hugs ~ Mary

  26. What a darling idea! The bunny is adorable and perfect for Easter. Thanks for hosting Susan.

  27. summerlandcottages says:

    Very Clever!!! Thank you for hosting & sharing!

  28. Cynthia says:

    I used to have the same kind of bunny hat but unfortunately mine got ruined. Happy Easter.

  29. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest says:

    Susan, that is absolutely darling!

  30. Chari at Happy To Design says:

    Hi Susan… Awww…the bunny wreath is simply adorable and certainly looks easy enough to make! Thank you for sharing it with us…and the tutorial, dear friend! I also really enjoyed your darling Easter bunny table! Love the basket of fresh pink carnations and yellow daffidils! You create the prettiest tables, Susan and I always gain so much inspiration from you! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter, dear friend! Love ya, Chari PS…thank you for hosting Met Monday for us!

  31. Calypso In The Country says:

    That is so cute! Thanks for hosting!

  32. Hey Susan – The red “X” keeps showing up next to my entry even though I haven’t misspelled anything and my picture is there (#207). Why????? (But thanks for hosting – and the rabbit is so cute!) Thanks – Hugs – Carol @arewethereyet

  33. lauren @ West Furniture Revival says:

    love your decorations, makes me want to stop over for a cup of tea! Lauren

  34. Thanks for hosting – have a wonderful week!

  35. Crafty Mischief says:

    How fun! I love Mrs. Bunny! Thanks so much for hosting! :)

  36. mishebe says:

    Cute, cute. And i want one of those cookies, yum!

  37. Catherine (Stone and Rose) says:

    Thank you for hosting. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  38. I tried the egg tree too on a branch. Besides looking like a Christmas tree it was cumbersome. Piling the eggs in a glass bowl wasn’t the right look either. All the beautiful ones in the middle did ‘t show. Now I’ve found a shallow wire sterling silver fruit basket. I’m glad you took the time to refurbish your perky bunny wreath. Thank you for letting us meet her.

  39. Your bunny hat is just too cute! What a beautiful table-scape also Thanks for hosting again this week.

  40. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says:

    Cute bunny hat! I love those bunny napkin rings, adorable! And those cookies look too pretty to eat… but it probably wouldn’t stop me. ;)

  41. Thanks for hosting and Happy Easter!

  42. Thanks for hosting, Susan! I made something similar to your adorable hat bunny, but it didn’t survive one of our many moves….lol! She is adorable! Happy Easter! CAS

  43. Pat Cobb says:

    Just too cute! Another copycat Me! Thanks for sharing!

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