DIY Floral Easter Bunny Ears
DIY Floral Easter Bunny Ears are a fun craft you can make for the kids (okay, for you too) with just a few supplies and not a lot of time.
I have been testing out my DIY skills lately with a lot of floral projects like the DIY $20 Spring Wreath from a couple of weeks ago. Spring is here and I am just so excited after this long, cold winter. Easter is coming in just a couple weeks! These DIY Floral Easter Bunny Ears would be perfect for family photos or as a gift inside the kids Easter baskets. My daughter was super excited about her ears and kept saying, “so pretty!” as she checked herself out in the mirror. She is a goofball but kids love these type of things with bright colors and being able to dress up a bit.
DIY Floral Easter Bunny Ears
This DIY is a craft you can throw together easily during the kids naptime or when they are at school. If your kids are old enough to use a hot glue gun, they can certainly help out! Start by going to your favorite craft store (mine is Hobby Lobby) to pick up supplies. Try and hit up a 50% off floral day to save money.
- Hot glue gun.
- 2 glue sticks per headband.
- Thick headbands (preferably in white). I was able to make 3 headbands out of the flower bunches I bought.
- 1 bunch of medium sized faux flowers.
- 2-3 bunches of small faux flowers.
- 1 bunch of tiny filler faux flowers like Baby’s Breath.
- Wire cutters.
- 2 floral stem wires per headband.
- White spray paint or white ribbon for the ears. If your headband is not white, you can also wrap the headband with ribbon.
Pick out any color scheme you would like! Shades of purple, sunflowers, red tones… whatever you are envisioning- go for it. My daughter loves pink so I picked out two shades of pink flowers and two different white flower bunches. Notice that I did not use any leaves but you can certainly add more volume and color utilizing the flower leaves.
Gather all the supplies and find a space to work at. I like to place a large paper bag or lay out an empty box on my working space so I don’t make a mess out of the glue. Begin with the ears since we will be spray painting them to allow time to dry. To make the ears, take a floral stem wire and form a bunny ear, twist the bottom. Repeat for the second ear and make sure they are the same size and shape. Feel free to make the ears tall and skinny or short and wide or however you envision the ears to sit. Some ears, I even bent forward a bit for a floppy ear look.
Once the ears are equal in size and shape and twisted at the bottom, you will want to bend it to make a “foot” as shown in the photo below. This is the area you will be gluing to the headband.
Go outside or on the garage to spray paint the ears white on the front and back sides. I did two layers of paint and that was sufficient. As mentioned on the supply list, you can use ribbon instead of spray paint. If using ribbon, use the glue gun to secure the end of the ribbon in place towards the foot of each ear and then wrap the wire tightly and secure the end with super glue on the opposite side.
As the paint is drying, prep all the flowers. Take your wire cutters and clip each flower off the stems. If you want some leaves in your design, also clip some leaves. For the tiny flowers, I clipped in bunches of three.
Once the paint has dried on the ears, heat up your glue gun and glue the “foot” of the ear to the headband. Hold in place for 30 seconds or so to allow the glue to set up a little before moving on. Before gluing, play around with the placement of the ears and where you want them. You can glue them close together or farther apart. Decide on the placement before gluing so you get the look you want.
Now, for my favorite part! Gluing on the flowers for these DIY Floral Easter Bunny Ears. The order of the flowers and how they lay are completely up to you so be creative. Start with one of the larger flowers and glue it on. Place a dollop of glue on the back of the flower where you trimmed off the stem. Make sure to hold it in place for 30 seconds on the headband so the glue starts setting up before moving on. I like to just try out different flowers as I am making my arrangement before gluing to see how it will fit and look before I make a commitment.
Complete your arrangement of the flowers and grab the tiny flowers to glue into spaces that could use some fill in. Focus on the front of the headband as you make your arrangement but flip it over to the back and fill where you can with flowers so your bunny ears are pretty from every angle.
Let the DIY Floral Easter Bunny Ears dry for 10 minutes or so after gluing is completed and they are ready to wear!
What kind of crafts or activities do you have planned for this Easter?? Let me know in the comments below.