I always start decorating for the next major holiday as soon as one is over. The only exception is Christmas where I find myself wanting to decorate earlier and earlier each year. This year I even had my live Christmas Tree before Thanksgiving. You can expect my Christmas posts to start immediately following Halloween :).
Before Valentine’s Day is over, I’m already thinking about Easter. I love everything about Easter from the true meaning of the holiday to the Peeps. Easter decor is a little tricker than Christmas and I find myself much more selective here. As with any holiday though, a banner and/or garland or two is a must have. Here are three simple DIY garlands I created to make our home a little more bunny welcoming.
1. Cottontail Bunny Bottoms Garland
This one is my favorite. For my Bunny Bottoms Garland, I used tightly woven burlap for the bottoms and the feet, white poms for the tails, grey felt for the pads of the feet and jute, of course, for the string.
I also had a little helper working alongside me on his own Easter craft which made this one that much more fun. As usual, he was being his silly self. Love this smile.
I free-handed the shapes since they are all very simple. After some scissors and a glue gun, I had this adorable gardland finished in no time. How cute is this?
2. Burlap Button-Tailed Bunnies (say that three times fast)
Similar to the first, I used burlap for this Easter garland, except a looser woven burlap worked fine since the burlap serves as the backing. Using some Easter-esque patterned cardstock, I cut out a simple bunny silouette, glued these to the burlap and topped with white buttons as the tails. Pretty straight-forward. I hung this one in the boys’ playroom above their craft table.
3. Rustic Easter Eggs
I found a bag of paper mache Easter eggs at Hobby Lobby for approx. $4. Using a sharpie, I wrote Happy Easter on the eggs. I love how pretty and simple these look on their own.