This moss covered bunny door hanger is the perfect piece of farmhouse decor for spring and Easter!
The best part: it couldn’t be easier to make!
Moss Covered Bunny Door Hanger for Spring and Easter
I love my DIY holiday decor, and you may remember that a couple years ago, I shared a different Easter door hanger.
It wasn’t exactly neutral, and since I already have a very colorful yarn-wrapped Easter egg wreath, I decided to repurpose the bunny into one that fits our farmhouse style a little better.
Hooray for upcycling!
Even better, the only new material I had to purchase for this was the moss, so it was also a frugal update at that!
And best of all: this mossy bunny was SO quick and easy to knock out.
Win – Win – Win!
Moss Covered Bunny Door Hanger Supplies
Here’s what I used to whip up this bunny door hanger in no time:
- Wooden bunny cutout
- Moss table runner
- Pom-pom maker
Covering the Bunny Cutout in Moss
The bunny cutout was roughly 12″ x 24″, so I purchased a moss table runner that measured 14″ x 48″.
This way I wouldn’t have to piece anything together and could just glue the moss onto the cutout in one fell swoop.
Plus I’d have extra moss for future projects.
After unwrapping the moss table runner, I peeled away most of the white tissue paper that was stuffed in between the folds.
Some of it just didn’t want to come off, which ended up not being a big deal in the end.
I then traced the outline of the bunny cutout onto the back of the moss, then cut it out, leaving about an inch of excess border.
This was to allow for coverage around the edges and onto the back of the cutout for gluing.
NOTE: This moss table runner sheds
quite a bit A TON as you handle it, and it also has a rather unpleasant odor at first, so I would definitely recommend working with it outside.
Since we have a glass front door, I wanted the back of the door hanger to be plain so it won’t be distracting or noticeable from inside the house.
That meant the already-decorated side of the cutout would be glued to the moss.
All that hard work down the drain! Oh wells.
After globs of glue were placed all over the cutout…
…I flipped it over and smushed it flat against the back of the moss.
Then, starting at the bunny’s head, I placed some glue on the edges and started gluing the moss around the edges and onto the back.
I had to snip the moss every so often so it would lay flat and stay glued, but this step actually went by pretty quickly.
Making the Bunny’s Tail
As the glue dried, I started plotting how to make the tail.
I wanted it to be natural looking and vibe with the moss, so no real cotton, tulle, or anything white would work.
But it still needed to be fluffy.
What’s a bunny without a fluffy tail??
Since I didn’t know what would actually work, it was time to experiment!
Sometimes that’s when I do my best crafting. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This past Christmas, I received a cool set of handy dandy pom-pom makers, so I grabbed the largest size along with a roll of jute twine.
Then I wrapped and wrapped and made the ugliest, most deformed and odd-looking pom-pom you’ve ever seen (thanks to the stiffness of the twine)…but it would actually be perfect for this tail!
Well, at least half of it would.
I cut the twine pom-pom in half and then glued the small collection of ends onto the now moss covered bunny.
After letting it dry for a bit, I carefully snipped the piece of twine that was used to tie the half-pom together when it was still in the pom-pom maker (since the glue was dried, this piece was no longer necessary).
Now my bunny had a tail, but it wasn’t exactly fluffy.
So, to fix that, all I did was grab each strand of twine and slowly pull it apart about halfway down.
This caused each strand to start unraveling, which created fuzz and volume and gave me the fluffiness I was after.
Craft experiment FTW, and on the first try too!
The Completed Moss Covered Bunny Door Hanger!
As the final step, a simple burlap bow was added to the top, and here’s my completed moss covered bunny door hanger in all its glory on our front door!
I love how simple and rustic it looks, and it coordinates so nicely with our topiaries (which also happen to make the cutest snowmen for Christmas).
It’s elegant but still farmhousey, and perfect for spring.
The best part: it was cheap, quick, and easy to make!
If You Enjoyed This…
Make sure you check out my other projects, freebies, tutorials, like these fun Spring & Easter ideas!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sunday 18th of March 2018
I love moss decorations and this is so cute with the pom pom bunny tail. Will be featuring this in a MM roundup and pinned.
Saturday 17th of March 2018
This bunny is so cute and I will be featuring it in my Bunny Decorations for the Home on Sunday at the Merry Monday Party! Hope to see you at the party at 6 pm PST.
Thursday 15th of March 2018
Love this! Sharing on my Merry Monday roundup this week! Stop by to check it out!
Amanda @ Domestically Creative
Thursday 15th of March 2018
This bunny door decor is too cute! Genius idea on using the moss table runner! #MerryMonday