As you may know, I am a teacher. April has been crazy busy at work between getting ready for Statewide testing, preparing progress reports, and writing IEPs, I haven’t had a lot of time to make Easter decorations. I definitely needed some DIY easy Easter decorations I could pull together quickly.
Bunny Silhouettes and Pom Poms
My inspiration for the bunny garland came from my new pom pom maker. I ordered it on a whim and I’ve been anxious to try it out. The box had a few pictures showing how to use it. But I wasn’t really sure, so I found this great video to help me out. It’s super easy and rather fun!
I love a bargain and grabbed this spring pad of scrapbook paper at Michaels for $5.00. It has the most perfect pink and green flowered prints.
A quick google search for bunny silhouette and I found just what I was looking for. I uploaded into Cricut Design Space and cut my bunnies. I made my bunnies 6″ tall. Select the smallest pom pom maker and for your bunny tails. Use a dab of glue to attach the tails to the bunnies. Let them dry a couple of hours.
Just attach the bunnies to yarn using tape then tape it to the mantel.
This was inspired by a Pin I saw. I love the Rae Dunn-inspired font. It’s called ‘The Skinny’, and you can download it for free at dafont.com. If you haven’t made a reverse canvas check out my tutorial here. This time I stained the frame, which was a first for me. I used this stain. Apply the stain with a foam brush, leave on for 5 minutes, and wipe the extra stain off with a paper towel. Let the frame sit for an hour or so before attaching the canvas.
From Easter Through Spring
I thought about making an Easter wreath, but I decided to go with something that I can leave up through Spring. I’ve been. wanting to make a hydrangea wreath like this one. But those beautiful hydrangeas are $7.00 each at Michaels. So when I saw them at 60% off I couldn’t resist. Michaels gives teachers an exra 15% off, so I scored my hydrangeas for $1.96 each! I had a 12″ wreath frame for the Dollar Tree, so I used fewer hydrangeas.
Mine is a little smaller than the inspiration, but I’m happy with it. Start by using wire cutters to cut the flowers from the stems. The stems are a little thick, so it will take a little effort.
Detach the leaves too, as you will add some to the wreath too. I started to attach the flowers with thin wire from the floral department, but I found it hard to work with. So I ended up just attaching the flowers with pipe cleaners.
Pipe cleaners are a must-have for your craft tool box. The hydrangeas are so full, the pipe cleaners don’t show at all!
I plan to keep this wreath up until summer! I didn’t get to make even half of what I had hoped to get done, but I did manage to make a few easy projects that make a big impact.