With Easter around the corner, it’s time to get crafty! In this spring garland DIY step-by-step post, learn how to make a festive bunny garland for your fireplace mantle or entryway!
If there is one holiday decoration that I love the most, it’s some cute and fun garland. I love to hang up garland on the fireplace mantle to add that holiday touch to the house. In my opinion, by just hanging up some garland, it instantly makes the space that much more festive!
Now that spring is here and Mr. Peter Cottontail is getting ready to head on down the bunny trail, I wanted to create a fun bunny garland to celebrate spring and add those pretty pastels to my Easter decor, so I made this absolutely adorable DIY Peter Cottontail Garland! These bunnies quite literally have cottontails because I made their tails out of cotton balls—it’s that easy to make it! Plus, with some pre-cut craft foam bunnies from the store, this spring garland is perfect for crafters of all skill levels!
You can also get creative with this garland by playing with different spring colors and personalizing it to your decor. This DIY Peter Cottontail Garland is perfect for displaying on your fireplace mantle, front entryway, or any place of your choosing. However you display it, it’s going to look beautiful in your home!
Read on to learn how to make your own DIY Peter Cottontail Garland!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 12 pre-cut craft foam bunnies (I found these ones at the 99 Cents Store)
- Cotton balls
- Hot glue gun
How to Make Your DIY Peter Cottontail Garland:
Start by separating out 12 pre-cut craft foam bunnies. The pack that I found at the 99 Cents Store had four different colored bunnies (blue, pink, purple, and yellow) with five of each color. I wanted to use all of the colors, so I selected three of each color for a total of 12 bunnies. For this garland, you can use any color bunnies you’d like. Get creative with it!
Once you have all your bunnies ready to go, let’s add some fluffy cottontails onto them! With a hot glue gun, apply a small dab of hot glue onto a cotton ball and place the cotton ball with glue side down on the bottom center of the bunny and firmly press down until the glue has dried.
Glue cottontails onto all 12 craft foam bunnies.
Next, with some cardstock and scissors, cut out 12 pairs of small circles (or 24 circles). When gluing the bunnies to the twine for the garland, these circles will help to keep the twine in place.
With all 24 circles cut out, prepare the twine for the garland. Start by knotting one end of the twine (like shown below) before gluing on all the bunnies.
Now, take one of your bunnies, turn it upside down with the cottontail facing away from you and slide it underneath the twine. Lay the twine across the bunny and just below its ears. Taking one of the cardstock circles, apply a small dot of hot glue on top of the twine under one of the ears and quickly place the cardstock circle over it and press down firmly (you can also apply the glue directly to the cardstock circle and then press it down if that is easier for you!). This will encase the twine between the bunny and the cardstock, keeping it in place and attaching the bunny to the twine. Plus, this way the twine will appear behind the bunny’s head so as not to detract from the bunny’s cuteness.
Then, do the same to the other side, placing a small amount of hot glue over the twine under the bunny’s other ear and, again, place the cardstock circle over the glue and firmly press down until the glue has dried.
Keep repeating this process to attach all of the other bunnies, making sure that each bunny is relatively equidistant from each other. You can also arrange the bunnies in any color pattern you’d like! For my Peter Cottontail Garland, I applied the bunnies in the order of yellow, purple, pink, and blue so when it was hanging up it would appear as blue, pink, purple, and yellow. Have fun with the colors and really make it your own!
Once all of the bunnies are glued onto the twine, cut the end of the twine, still leaving a bit of twine behind so you can knot the end. Knot the end of the twine so you can now hang up your garland.
Now your garland is done!
That certainly was an easy craft but is sure makes the space extra festive for spring!
What do you think of this DIY Peter Cottontail Garland? What colors would you use? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, you can find my video tutorial for this DIY Peter Cottontail Garland with commentary to walk you through each step on my TikTok!
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Hoppy spring, every bunny!