This is a simple project using loopy chenille. Loopy chenille is a soft, flexible material used for a variety of projects. Loopy chenille is perfect when you want to create an illusion of animal fur or hair because of its rich texture. This loopy chenille bunny wreath is really easy to make and would be the perfect addition to your Easter decor. You could even use this loopy chenille wreath for a baby shower and use it as part of the theme, coordinating the colors as needed.
Things you need:
1 Hank – Mint Green Loopy Chenille
1 Hank – White Loopy Chenille
1 – 12″ Full Round Extruded Styrofoam Wreath
1 – 3″ Styrofoam Ball
1 – 4-3/4″ Styrofoam Egg
2 – 1-1/2″ White Pom Poms
1 – 1/2″ Blue Pom Pom or color desired
1 – Craft Stick
2 – 25mm Googly Eyes
2 – Light Blue Craft Felt Squares
Floral U Pins
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Ribbon and Flowers as Desired
Things to do:
1. Begin by wrapping the styrofoam wreath with the mint green loopy chenille. As you wrap the loopy chenille around the styrofoam wreath, be sure to add dabs of hot glue every once in a while to secure the loopy chenille.
2. Wrap the styrofoam ball with the white loopy chenille until covered, secure with hot glue and floral pins for the bunny’s body. Push the craft stick half way through the top of the styrofoam ball and secure with hot glue.
3. Wrap the styrofoam egg with the white loopy chenille, this will be the bunny’s head. Secure the white loopy chenille with floral pins and hot glue. Place a dap of hot glue onto the bottom of the bunny’s head and push the head on the other end of the craft stick. Let cool.
4. To make the bunny’s ears, cut two – 9″ strips of white loopy chenille. Fold each loopy chenille strip in half and glue on top of the bunny’s head.
5. Cut two tear drop shapes out of the light blue craft felt, big enough for the middle of each loopy chenille ear. Glue the tear drops on each loopy chenille ear with hot glue.
6. Cut two – 32″ strips of white loopy chenille for the bunny’s arms. Fold the two loopy chenille strips in half and twist slightly. Glue the loopy chenille arms to the back of the neck with hot glue.
7. Cut two – 32″ strips of white loopy chenille for the bunny’s legs and fold in half. Twist each loopy chenille strip slightly. Glue the loopy chenille legs on the bottom of the bunny and secure with floral pins. Bend the ends slightly to create feet.
8. Cut two hearts from the light blue craft felt, big enough to cover the bottom of the bunny’s feet and glue onto the bottom of the feet with hot glue.
9. To make the bunny’s vest, fold one light blue square in half. Hold the felt square vertically and measure 3″ down and cut a hole in the middle. Finally, cut about 1″ off of the top.
10. Place the vest on the bunny and fold down the top to create a collar.
11. Glue on the googly eyes, the two white pom poms for the muzzle, and the blue pom pom for the nose with hot glue.
12. Place the bunny’s bottom in the wreath and glue with hot glue. Glue the arms, legs, and the back of the bunny’s head for added security.
13. Add and glue on desired ribbons and flowers. To hang your wreath add a ribbon at the top. Voila!