Easter Bunny Hat Tutorial

Don’t you just LOVE Easter and Springtime?? I sure do!

I recently made some Easter Bunny hats with Dollar Tree using one of their wire trash baskets and they turned out super cute!

Dollar General Wire Trash Basket Easter Bunny Hat

I was able to find 4 of the wire baskets and I made them up super quick to sell in my vintage booth. As you probably already know, it’s sometimes hard to get ahold of certain Dollar Tree items and these were no exception! I think I got the last 4 in Kansas! Believe me, I checked several locations and had no luck, so out of frustration and determination I decided to make some out of easier to find supplies and this is what I came up with! I really think they are super cute, I sure hope you like them as much as I do!

These adorable little hats are super easy to make and all the supplies are easily found at Walmart and Hobby Lobby. Yay!!

I’m excited to share it with you!

Now plug in your glue gun and lets get to craftin!

MATERIALS :

  • 5″ Jiffy-Pots – from the garden area in Walmart
  • Cardboard box – I used one of my Amazon boxes
  • Ribbon
  • 5 1/2″ Cream Burlap Ribbon (Wal-Mart)
  • Silk Flowers and Greenery
  • Spanish Moss
  • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Ribbon
  • 7″ Salad Plate to use as a templet
  • X-Acto Knife

INSTRUCTIONS:

Use plate to draw a 7″ circle on the cardboard and cut out with the x-acto knife, I noticed Wal-mart has a 7″ wood circle plaque for .97 you can use but you’ll want to paint it but I thought cardboard would match the Jiffy-pots better and I didn’t want to paint mine but you can do your hat however you like! I bet a white hat would be super cute.

Put some glue on the bottom lip of the Jiffy-pot and set it in the center of the carboard circle.

Cut 2 pieces of burlap ribbon 3″ wide and trim the tops to look like ears. Put some hot glue at the bottom center of the eat piece and fold over each side to tack so it looks like bunny ears.

Glue your ribbon choice around the base of the hat, you may need to tack the ribbon every couple of inches or so to keep it from moving.

Glue the ears about 2″ apart with the end of the ribbon in the center so that part is hidden with the flowers.

Now time to decorate! This is where you can go as fancy or as simple as you like!

Run a bead of hot glue across the front of the base of the ears to about 1″ past the outside of each ear and put a strip of Spanish Moss across, this will be your floral base.

I added one peach rose to the front and then added some smaller yellow flowers and greenery I bought from Wal-Mart.

You’re all done! Now show your friends and get ready to have to make more!

Thank you for crafting with me!

~Julie

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