Thursday, 31 March 2011

A different Easter wreath with moveable bunnies

I have always loved cardboard and the endless possibilities it has for craft projects .
So I decided to play around with it and see what I  could come up with for Easter.
Here is a different kind of wreath with moveable bunnies I made of card-board plus handpainted eggs.
 I will show you the steps so you can make your own .
I first started with looking for a bunny shape- you can hand draw or use a non-copyrighted silhouette .
Decide which silhouette  you want to go with, then enlarge by hand or on the photocopier.
Draw or trace on a piece of paper and cut out with scissors so you have a template.
Decide which silhouette  you want to go with, then enlarge by hand or on the photocopier.
Draw or trace on a piece of paper and cut out with scissors so you have a template.
                                 Split the bunny up in moveable bits, like back legs, front paws, etc .
Make sure the bunny looks like it makes sense- just use your judgement.Just fiddle around till it looks right.
Use these separate and move-able bits of the bunny and trace them on sturdy cardboard from a card-board box from a grocery store.

        Then trace on the cardboard -
and cut out and put together so it looks right..
And then attach the legs  and paws and tail to the main body using those pins you can use in a stationary store .You need to look for  a pin with a head, which splits in two with two legs, so you can fold one leg through the hole ,then  to the left, and one to the right, so you attachthe one piece of card board to the other.
Here some more pictures.
You see here two already complete bunnies, and one in the making.You can give the bunnies a white tail and an eye if you like.
You can use these bunnies around the house, on the breakfast table, as decorative bunting around the room, or on Easter wreaths.

Now for your wreath.
To make a standard wreath , go about it as follows :
Get some branches  or twigs from a tree that are flexible, and some string from a hardware store.
You can also use some bits form an old-fasioned broom, which is what I did.

Make a long garland, tied the together with string, at intervals, then fashion this into a circle and attach the end to the beginning. This  will give you your basic wreath.

Give the bunnies some cheerful coloured ribbon around their necks, and attach the bunnies to the wreath with a glue gun.                                          

Add some ribbons and some coloured Easter eggs, and also attach these with your glue gun.
No cats were harmed in this production by the way, not sure about the eggs though!

How the eggs were made and decorated, I will cover in my next blogpost.
That is also quite fun and super simple.

 Happy Easter preparations and happy crafting !!

And enjoy the Spring sunshine!

This was featured on the Italian craft website Pane amore e creativita

I am linking this to:
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Transformation Thursday
Inspiration Friday
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Marian said...

Ooohhh wat leuk, en ze kunnen nog bewegen ook!!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your bunnies on your wreath are very cute. I'm dying to find out how you made your balls.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your bunnies are so darling!! They are perfect on your wreath- love it. Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,

What a talented way to make such a lovely bunny wreath! Looks lovely all together and thanks for sharing this.
Have a great weekend.

Lots of love,


Dawnll said...

This is such a wonderful project to share- love the spring craft. Oh how I want spring in my area.
I am popping in from Tatertot and Jello.

At The Picket Fence said...

How do you come up with this stuff??? This is just absolutely adorable and I can't stop thinking about how much my kiddos would enjoy it. :-) Thank you so much for sharing yet another fabulous project with us at Inspiration Friday!

Lynn said...

Your wreath turned out really cute-enjoy:@)

Snap said...

Adorable! (The puppies too)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun wreath! I really adore the bunnies you created.
Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

Unknown said...

beautiful and very original wreath!!!

Gabi said...

.... such a fantastic idea --- absolutely great !!!

The Charm of Home said...

What a cute idea! Love the bunny cutouts! Thanks for linking up!

Joan Princing Art said...

Very impressive!! I love the cardboard bunnies! Great Idea.

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laxsupermom said...

Love the moving bunnies! This looks like a fun craft to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen. How creative. I love it. I also love your gorgeous silver too. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Bea...

Your spring wreath turned out so pretty, my friend! Those little bunnies are just adorable!!! I love that they have movable parts! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week...and what a great tutorial as well! Thank you!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

The Tablescaper said...

How creative!Thanks so much for bringing your wreath to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Debbiedoos said...

That is so cute! Thanks for following my blog I am happily following yours back. Check out my Monday's when I host my newbie party you will find lots of new gals as well.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

super cute! wow cardboard truly is amazing :)

Kathleen said...

Very cute and Springy. Here from Seas Sunday.

Anonymous said...

What a cute spring/easter wreath. Great job!

Anonymous said...

gosh!! I love love that wreath.. and am surely going to try making a similar one for easter.. So so pretty!!

Kat's Purrfect Boutique said...

I love the wreath but I couldn't help noticing your Tortie sniffing the wreath. I'm a huge Tortoise hair cat lover! I have my 3rd Tortie now. Shasta is a diluted tortie (with a bit of grey in her) and has long hair. My other 2 had short hair and looked a lot like yours. Katharine