Moss covered bunnyI think it’s safe to say that most of us love Pottery Barn. However, for many of us Pottery Barn is a bit too pricey. So, when I saw their live ivy topiary bunnies at $79 and twig bunnies for $179 (very large bunnies), I knew I there had to be a less expensive alternative. PB Bunnies

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My less expensive version is a cross between the two Pottery Barn bunnies with a much lower price tag. The only downside is that this is a VERY messy craft*. You will be covered in moss bits and will need to break out your vacuum cleaner or broom after this project is done.

*If you are highly sensitive to dust or have respiratory issues, you may want to use a mask for this project.

Moss Covered Easter Bunny Tutorial

Supplies:

Make sure to use craft store coupons to save the most money on this project.

  • Roll of moss mat
  • paper mache bunnies
  • glue gun & 4-5 glue sticks
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • fray check (optional)

 Directions:Moss covered bunny supplies

Gather your supplies. Unwrap the roll of moss mat and remove any paper backing that remains on the back. cover back of bunny

Cut a strip of moss that is large enough to cover the back of the bunny from the neck to the bottom of the bum. I cut my sheet about 6.5 in. x 18 in. Glue moss Glue* down the moss in sections. I started from the top of the back and worked my way down the sides and back.

*Don’t use too much glue or it will seep through the moss. Use just enough to hold the moss mat down. If glue does start to seep through, use the moss bits that have fallen off to cover any glue that has seeped through.Cutting mossWhen you get to the legs or any angles, cut a slit in the moss. Don’t worry if you end up with odd shaped moss areas as this can easily be covered. The main thing is to be able to wrap the moss around the bunny and glue it down. moss covered bunny bumHere are more pictures of how I covered the back of the bunny. I made cuts in the moss mat where I wanted to fold down and wrap around the form. Again, I didn’t worry about odd seams as the seams will not show once the moss mat is glued into place.

Oh, and those tiny bits of moss that have fallen off? These are the bits I used to cover any glue that may have seeped through. I just grabbed a pinch and smashed it down into areas where the glue seeped through the moss mat. Also, don’t throw out any moss mat scraps because those will be needed to cover other areas on the form. moss covered bunny neck and legsTo cover the neck and front legs, I used a long 1.5 inch piece of moss mat. Again, cut the mat in areas that are rounded and curved to allow the mat to fit. I also used scrap pieces of moss mat to cover the odd shaped areas behind the neck. wrapping moss on bunnyContinue to cut pieces of moss to fit around the face and ears of the bunny. Glue these pieces down. Fill in moss pieces on bunny Once the majority of the bunny is covered, there will be small areas that will need to be patched with the scrap pieces of moss mat. Cut pieces to fit into these areas and glue down. Optional – spray with a clear acrylic spray to help prevent shedding. Tie ribbon on moss covered bunny Cut ribbon and tie around the neck of the bunny. Optional – Apply fray check to the cut end of the ribbon to prevent fraying. Moss covered bunny savingsNow dust yourself off and enjoy your new moss covered bunny!


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72 Comments

  1. Dropping by to let you know you are being featured at this week’s Share It One More Time Link Party. Loved your project. Thank you for linking up. Cathy

  2. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Wow, Erlene. You NAILED IT. I think they are a 10 out of 10. Honestly. I am going to hunt for some faux moss. Great share! Thank you for being a part of our party SHARE IT one more time, Saturdays. It wouldnโ€™t be a party without you! Have a great week!

  4. Stopping by from Sunday’s Best. The bunnies turned out adorable and a big saving too. I love DIY projects that look just as good as the original version. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are too cute! I really like how yours came out and that they were so much cheaper. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  6. Adorable! These are so cute. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Thing Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner. Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  7. These moss covered bunnies are really beautiful. I’m not sure if I could ever make mine look that good. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing your beautiful post at Together on Tuesdays ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. What a great idea! And a huge savings. They turned out really good. I’m sure I wouldn’t notice if it was a messy craft. I’m messy no matter what I am crafting. Others might but I won’t ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Your moss covered bunnies are simply adorable. I think I like yours even better. I made a moss covered wreath once and it was messy, but in the end it turned out great. I’m going to try my hand at making your bunnies. So cute!!

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