After making our Bunny shaped Spring wreath recently, I hadn’t actually planned to make another one. But this idea kinda came along by chance. Sometimes the “accidental” craft finds are the best ones! And this one really was very simple to put together.
You see, I had this straw wreath left over from a few years ago.
It’s one of those ones that I had planned to use on a few occasions, but just never got round to it. Or never had the right stuff to make it into what it needed to reach its’ full gorgeous potential! But then I had my little Easter shopping spree in The Range recently. And I found this little beauty ..
Turns out they are the EXACT right size to sit neatly inside the ring. On their little carrot swing. Just watching the world go by. I’m only a little bit jealous! – Who doesn’t want to sit on their porch swing watching the world go by? .. maybe sipping some ice tea?!
Unfortunately at the time of writing this post, these cuties were out of stock on line (although it’s worth putting your name down to be emailed if/when they come back in stock!). I’ve tried finding similar items online that you can use as an alternative, which I will list at the bottom of this post. It’s a lengthy post, but I want to make sure I give you all the information so bear with me!
how to make your Country vibe wreath
As I made this on a Live I don’t have any progress photos, but of course I’ll talk you through it. AND you can catch the video here if you want to see me make it step by step.
I started by wrapping some organza ribbon around the wreath. For 2 reasons really. One, the wreath had one small area that was a bit worn, but not beyond hope, so I wanted it to keep it together! And Two – Well .. it looks pretty 🙂
Just wrap the ribbon and tie together at the back.
I started by adding some moss from Hobbycraft that I had left over from a previous project. I hot glued it straight to the bottom of the wreath, just under half way up on either side.
adding the bunnies
Next I hot glued the bunnies onto the wreath. This took a bit of persuading, but nothing that a LOT of hot glue won’t achieve! I wanted the strings of the swing to sit on the front of the wreath, so attached them with a small amount of hot glue.
I went back to the moss and added a bit more to the sides, just to give it a fuller effect.
It was looking absolutely gorgeous already, but I found some craft daisies in one of our local shop which were the perfect finishing touch to add to the “grass”. And they match the daisies on the bunnies’ outfits too! You’ll be able to find them in The Works, or Poundland. Or Amazon do these.
One of the ladies on Facebook said that they looked like they were at a Spring Fete and she’s so right! It has a real country vibe to it! Hence the title of this post 🙂
And here it is .. in all its’ Country Vibe glory!
Aren’t they CUTE?
I had this small garland (also from The Range), which I cut to size.
Some of my craft ladies liked it with the bunting, others preferred it without. And that’s what I LOVE about crafting – it’s so personal for each individual. There literally is no right or wrong! As long as you like it, that’s all that matters.
I have taken some pictures with and without so you can decide for yourself whether it’s a thumbs up or thumbs down for the bunting!
What do you think? Are you Team “bunting” or Team “leave it alone?”
alternative options for your country wreath
I always like to give you links to materials you can gather yourself to make the project. But obviously I used an old wreath I still had to hand. So I’ve tried to find similar ones as an alternative option. They are not the exact ones I’ve used but hopefully it will help you to get a similar look.
As I mentioned, unfortunately at the time of writing this, the bunny swing from The Range is out of stock online. BUT, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on them here. Or popping into your local store to check if they’ve still got them.
I can’t see the exact same ones elsewhere. However, I do really like this cutie here, which I think would look lovely lounging around in his little hammock. Or this bunny lady on her swing.
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If you liked these bunnies, I think you’ll love the additions I made to our living room for Spring. You can check it out by clicking on the picture below!
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