Sharing a quick and easy DIY moss bunny wreath with basket of flowers; perfect for Easter or spring.
When looking for design inspiration for a wreath or door hanging, I usually start from an embellishment, accent or sign. That inspirational piece serves as a focal point, while also setting a theme or color scheme to build the rest of the wreath around. In this case, the bunny-shaped frame with built-in basket is the creative star of the show.
While looking for St. Patrick’s Day tableware at Marshall’s (they had nada), I came across an adorable, moss bunny wreath frame. I’ve seen bunny-shaped grapevine and even moss covered door hangings a plenty. But, this was the first one that came with an ample basket to hold a floral arrangement.
Good thing this was such a fast project, because with only two weeks between St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, there isn’t much time to switch up decorations and tableware around the house.
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One of the main reasons the moss bunny wreath frame works so well, is that it’s very lightweight. I like to hang something seasonal on an internal door in the kitchen, and the small hook doesn’t support much weight. Another plus is that the green moss pops on the white door. It wouldn’t work as well on the shiny black front door —not enough contrast.
Since this was an unplanned, spontaneous project, I decided to ‘shop’ through my existing supplies. I had purple pansy flowers, foam and extra moss leftover from Charming Watering Can Wreath Project for Spring.
When I went to Michael’s for Easter seasonal embellishments they were picked pretty clean! All I found on that trip were two egg sprays — I wanted three. So this is what I started with. The moss bunny wreath frame and basket with raffia bow were only $13.
I decided to work with what I had, and improvise as I went.
Filling the Basket
To start, I simply placed two small foam blocks into the moss bunny wreath basket. Next, I inserted the egg sprays into the foam. As it turned out, that two sprays the area pretty well — especially with the space taken up by the large raffia bow.
After that, I took a pause, because I knew I needed more flowers and Easter ribbon to complete the moss bunny wreath. I also had more pressing projects to complete — two custom wreath orders and getting My Favorite Things Party invitations into the mail.
After a return to the craft store, I came home with florals, ribbons and carrot embellishments to embellish the moss bunny wreath. I also thought the orange in the ribbon’s carrots would look cute with the large carrots I found in my stash.
Another Change in Plans
But, like the watering can wreath, I discovered I needed more silk flowers than I thought to fill the basket. So the purple pansies were back in to the project plan. It was a little trial and error as I went along…
Once the basket was full of flowers, I changed course on using the carrots too. Adding the orange carrots dangling to one side would be too garish with the white and pale hues of in the flowers. Maybe if I had used orange tulips, but not with the pink?
So, I axed the little carrot ribbon too, and only used the burlap and white rabbit ribbon as an embellishment in the basket.
I also hadn’t intended to obscure the green raffia bow tied around the bunny’s neck. But, keeping that area free of flowers meant the basket arrangement looked too skimpy, and kinda flat on top. I didn’t bother to take a picture of that.
At least I didn’t need to add any extra moss to hide the foam. Such a messy job with the watering can wreath!
Moss Bunny Wreath a Work in Progress
I’m still not sure… I could easily pull some flowers out. Do you think the bunny looks a little overwhelmed by the flowers up to his neckline?
It’s OK, you can be honest. Really. Hubby wouldn’t offer an opinion. He was too distracted by March Madness basketball. All I got was an “huh, what, hmmm, yeah, it’s fine, looks nice…”
Now I’m thinking he needs a little ribbon bow between his ears? The bunny not hubby! I may continue to play with it… Maybe I’ll change things up, pull the pink flowers and add those carrots…
Update: I was able to find a second moss bunny frame and created an identical twin. It’s available in Debbee’s Buzz Boutique, my Etsy shop.
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Aaaahh! The best laid plans! I feel your pain! I’m glad you hung in there, though, because the project is a winner! I’m just not good at this sort of endeavor. I always have big plans to give it a try, but then I chicken out because I KNOW it will end in disaster! I just love to see craft projects materialize. I’m thrilled with the way yours turned out! You can just use those carrots another time, another place!
Alycia, I think you like the wreath better than I do! Actually, it’s grown on me. I’m looking at it from the kitchen island bar now and it’s brightening my day…especially after just getting 6 plus inches of snow! What kinda spring is that?
This is so cute! I’d be begging for one if I lived close by!!
If we lived close by, I’d be willing to swap a wreath for fresh blooms from your garden! I do mail my wreath creations, just sent another one off to SC and the next one is going to DC.
That is such an adorable wreath! I love the bunny basket. Pinned.
An easy wreath to make if you find the right moss frame/basket. I do have that particular one available for sale if interested, Contact Me directly.
Thanks so much for sharing. Pinned.
That looks just perfect. I love it, just the inspiration I need to go make something for my back door.
Aww Christine, thanks. As you read in the post, I struggled a bit with it. Finding that fun frame/basket was inspired me — I didn’t even know I needed an Easter door decoration that day. I was likely there thinking to feed my dish addiction LOL!
I know where you said you found this bunny wreath but every time I look for something unique…it isn’t there. You have to be at the right place at the right time. But every time I go to the dock, the boat has sailed. LOL Thanks again for linking up. You are an inspiration.
I share your frustration at times — especially when I see posts where people find something vintage, from a local shop, and even Marshalls, Home Goods and TJ Maxx. At least when it’s Pier 1, Kohl’s, Target, Pottery Barn, etc. you have the season to search and hope for a sale too (fingers crossed!). A big part of decorating, tablescaping and hosting theme parties is shopping for the perfect item and sale too! I love the hunt!
Okay Debbee, you asked for the good, bad and ugly or something to that effect. Love the moss bunny, but the arrangement doesn’t look like you. Your wreaths are so unique and ‘so you’ with a lot of pizazz. As the floral teacher once said to me “You lost your design, didn’t you ?” Some days I am just not in the mood. The flowers are too pastel. You need contrast, flowers need to be lower, and some greenery hanging down. That dapper guy needs a bow tie with your fabulous ribbons. That being said There is nothing wrong with it and anybody would be happy to have it. I see why you are ify and it doesn’t feel right to you. It’s not you. I was thinking of you tonight when I bought ribbon with bees and another with lady bugs. (don’t ban me forever-you don’t have to post this one)
Myrna, sorry to disappoint. Floral arranging has always been my mom’s gift — I didn’t inherit that gene or her green thumb either! Tried to economize and use mostly stuff I already had in my stash rather than purchasing pricey, higher-end floral components. It doesn’t look like me ’cause I usually make mesh/ribbon wreaths and there’s no black/white. Although, I am pretty proud of Charming Watering Can Wreath Project for Spring. Maybe I’ll rework the basket arrangement next year, using faux cabbage, carrots, etc. rather than flowers.
Debbee, still love you. Wasn’t talking about the watering can one but the basket which is very pretty. You never “disappoint” anyone. I don’t know how you keep up. “Pricey” silk flowers have tripled in cost and it’s hard to charge 3 times more. Michael’s just had another increase. My excelsior at Joann’s went from $3.49 to $6.49!
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.
Marilyn, thank you for co-hosting and taking the time to visit and comment.
You’re so talented! Can’t go wrong with a cute bunny with a pocket full of flowers for spring.
That’s sweet of you to say Erlene; thanks!
Do you happen to have one of these empty wreath baskets from Marshall’s that you would to sell and ship?!
Sorry Michelle, I only picked up two. One is hanging on my door, the other arrangement is for sale in my Etsy shop DebbeesBuzzBoutique.