This Original Acorns and Aprons Bunny Wreath is the perfect craft for children and adults beginning to learn how to use a sewing machine. It’s also a fast and easy project for anyone that knows how to sew. It is super cute and will add some creative homemade festive flair to your front door entranceway or any room you choose to hang it in.
You can use any plant, flower or twig that you find in Nature or pick from your backyard. We have a pussy willow tree that is in full swing, so we went with a few twigs from it. The great thing about making these cute bunny ears is that you can change it up once another plant or flower sparks your interest. In this way, you can change the natural material on your bunny wreath every week with the bunny ears that you make, until Easter arrives! You can also save the bunny ears each year for a new wreath next spring!
If your child can‘t sew and you want to include them in this project, go on a nature walk and collect things for your wreath together. They can also help tie on the bunny ears to the wreath once they are made.
The creativity stops at your own imagination, and although we will show you how to make the cute bunny ears, You will be making your own unique bunny wreath by adding any natural material you can find and any colour or pattern you wish!
The bunny ears on the wreath are not only super adorable they serve as a function and helps hold the collected nature twigs, vines or flowers onto your metal wreath ring!
A metal circular wreath ring
Pussy willow twigs or any other vines, twigs or flowers to wrap around the ring.
Chalk or washable marker
Coloured fabric - for the inner ear part
White fabric - for the outer ear
A Sewing machine
String and thread
Cut out two strips of fabric, one white and the other one any colour you choose.
Length : We made our bunny ears 18 inches long, 19 or 20 inches would work too. We didn’t want it too long or too short, these looked perfect!
Width: 2 -3/4“ wide worked best. Go with what you would like, 2-3 inches would work well.
Save time & Iron Later: We didn’t iron our fabric yet and chose to do that near the end, it gets quite wrinkled from turned it inside out. You can certainly iron it before you start but you’ll need to do it again, so we waited,
Layer the fabric pieces on top of each other with the good side facing inward.
Using chalk or washable marker draw a rounded, pointed bunny ear on both ends of the fabric strip, starting about 5 inches from the end. This is what you will follow when you are sewing The pieces together.
Sew: Now it is time to sew your two pieces of fabric together. You can pin them together if that helps you, but I didn’t need to because they stayed in place.
Start to sew on the edge in the middle of the strip, so that you will end there and leave a little opening ( If you See the below photo, we started at the middle folded line). The opening is how you turn your sewing right side out, so it’s important to keep an opening.
Sew along the very edge like in the pictures and when you get to your bunny ear drawing on both ends, follow your drawn line when you aren’t following the fabric edge line.
Make sure to stop before you reach the first sewing stitch. Leave about a 1 inch space, like the photo below.
Remember to backstitch when you start and stop your stitch, to secure it.
Cut the extra fabric around the bunny ear edges, to remove any bulk.