If you’ve been around this blog, then you know that I have wreaths for every holiday!
I have multiple to choose from for every season:
- spring (tulips or peonies)
- summer (American flag)
- fall (Halloween and Thanksgiving)
- winter (Christmas and Valentine’s Day)
Last year, during quarantine, I made a wood bead wreath and it turned out so good, that I had to have another one, but in the shape of a bunny.
Here’s how I made this adorable wood bead Easter wreath!
Step 1: Gather the Easter Wreath Supplies
For this wreath, you will need:
- 12″ embroidery hoop
- 18″ wood bead wreath with 1″ beads (or pack of 1″ wood beads)
- 14 2″ split wood beads
- flowers & greenery
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- wire cutters (not pictured)
- drill & tiny drill bit (not pictured)
- pen or pencil (not pictured)
Step 2: Make the Ears
The first step to making your Easter wreath is to make the bunny’s ears.
Use your wire cutters to cut the 18″ wreath in half and remove the beads. Then bend the metal frame of the wreath halves into bunny ears.
Pro Tip: To make perfect bunny ear shapes, place one bead at the center of the half circle and bend the wire in half until the 2 ends meet.
After shaping the ears, lay them against the embroidery hoop to decide the placement.
Bend the base of the ears out a little wider to give them more stability. Then mark the placement of the ears on the embroidery hoop with your pencil.
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Step 3: Glue Down the Split Beads
I left a large gap between the beads at the top of the wreath, but this will be filled with flowers later.
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Step 4: Attach the Ears
Attaching the ears to the embroidery hoop was the most frustrating and difficult part of the whole project.
In one video I found, the lady wrapped the wire she used around the base of her wreath. However, the wire that I was using from the wood bead wreath was much too thick and stiff to wrap around the embroidery hoop.
After watching me struggle, my husband decided to drill holes in the embroidery hoop using a tiny drill bit. The drill bit is roughly the same size as the wire used to make the ears.
If you don’t have a power tools, there are hand drills that are used in jewelry making that would also work for this!
Once the holes were drilled, we pushed the ear wires through, bent the wire as close to the embroidery hoop as possible, and added hot glue to hold them in place.
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Step 5: Add the Flower Crown
Finally, it was time to add the bunny’s flower crown!
Cut or pull the flowers from their stems and separate the small stems of greenery from the bush.
I used 2 large peonies in different shades of pink, small white flowers, and a bush of eucalyptus greenery.
Place your greenery first, then the white flowers, and follow with the peonies. Secure all of them to the exposed section of the embroidery hoop using hot glue.
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Step 6: Hang Up and Enjoy!
Once your bunny has its flower crown, the Easter wreath is complete.
It’s time to hang it on the front door!