By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Create a sweet Spring wreath with this easy project.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Darice Wood Embroidery Hoop 8 in.
- Fiskars 9 in. Pinking Shears
- Various fabrics
- White felt
- Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 1 1/2 in. x 5 yd
- Thin chipboard (like a cereal box).
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
To begin, cut you fabric into strips 1-inch wide, and 3 inches long.
Separate the rings of your embroidery hoop. Use hot glue to attach the smaller inner ring to the larger ring. Cut a small piece of felt to wrap the joined area of the rings, and hot glue to secure.
Cut two ear shapes out of the cardboard. Glue the cardboard pieces onto a piece of fabric, and cut around the ears leaving an inch boarder of fabric around the cardboard.
Snip the fabric all around the edge of the cardboard, to create tabs of fabric that will help you more easily wrap the cardboard around the edges. Wrap the fabric tightly around the ears, and glue to secure.
Glue the ears to the top of the top ring.
Begin tying the strips of fabric around the rings, sliding the knots right up next to each other to completely cover the ring. Pull the tails of the fabric together to the outside of the ring. Add dabs of glue between fabric knots to secure, as needed. Cover both rings with fabric ties.
Tie clear around both rings, there will be spaces left in front of each ear.
To cover these spaces, make several ties without tying them onto the ring. Glue the knots onto the ring in front of the ears to cover the blank space.
Cut a 6-inch circle from your white felt. Cut the circle into a spiral, starting at the outer edge. Begin coiling the spiral from the outer edge, coiling toward the center, and gluing as you go. When you get to the center, glue the little circle of felt that’s left in the center to the back of the coil to hold it together.
Glue the felt coil to the edge of the bottom ring to form your bunny’s tail.
Cut a length of ribbon, tie a bow, and glue it to the felt covered place where the rings join.
Cut two pieces of white felt to make the centers of the rabbit’s ears.