I love finding new wreath attachments y’all. It feels a little bit like Christmas! Today I’m showing you how to make a plaid bunnies welcome wreath with an adorable sign and some fabulous ribbons!
Y’all there are so many different wreath designs that I love to make. I love grapevines, florals, deco mesh…you name it. But one of my favorite things to make is a deco mesh wreath with an awesome wreath sign. I found this super cute Easter sign and couldn’t wait to add it into a wreath. So, in the video below, I’m showing you how to make a plaid bunnies welcome wreath. This design is a tweak on my signature deco mesh wreath and I love the way it turned out!
How to Make a Plaid Bunnies Welcome Wreath
Easter is such a fun season to craft for y’all! After all the repetitive colors that we use for winter wreaths it’s great to branch back out into the bright colors of spring. Spring is all about new life and new beginnings. I love the hope and possibilities that come with that. What better way to usher in spring than to have a new Easter wreath in your shop or on your front door?
Wreath Sign Tips…
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about wreath attachments it’s that you need to get creative. What I mean by that is don’t limit yourself to only using things that were intended to be wreath signs. I always keep an eye out for anything that I can adapt into an attachment. Don’t be afraid to take things off (like a steak on a yard sign) or add things on to make them work for your wreath. Think outside the box y’all, I promise you’ll be happy you did!
There are so many different types of wreath signs and attachments that you can use. That means there are lots of different ways to attach them. If you love metal attachments be sure to have a quality metal hole punch on hand. That way you can add pipe cleaners and attach your sign if there is no other way to attach it. If you want to know more about my favorite wreath making tools or how to attach signs to your wreaths, we have posts for that too!
- Start with a 2.5" ribbon and make a 12" tail. Place the tail into the EZ Bow Maker and then make 2 7" loops. Then trim the ribbon from the spool. Repeat the same process with the next 2.5" ribbon but make 4 loops this time.
- Next take another 2.5" ribbon and measure another 12" tail and make 2 loops that are slightly smaller than your last ones. Repeat the same process with the next 2.5" ribbon but make 4 loops this time.
- Make a tail and 2 loops with the next 2.5" ribbon and then switch to the 1.5" ribbon and make a tail and 4 loops. With the next 1.5" ribbon make a tail and 2 loops. With the final 1.5" ribbon make 2 tails and 1 loop.
- With your first 1.5" ribbon make a tail and 4 loops. Then make a tail and 2 loops with the last 1.5" ribbon.
- Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back.
Plaid Bunnies Welcome Wreath
- Take your 21" mesh and fold over the end then add it into one of the ties on the top rung of the wreath frame. Then make a 10" poof and secure it into the next tie. Continue around the top rung and then the bottom one.
- Take the 10" mesh and cut it into 18 20" strips. Then curl the ends in a little bit and scrunch it up the center to make a ruffle. Add that ruffle to a tie and repeat until all the ties have ruffle.
- Now cut the 4" mesh ribbon into 18 30" strips. Make an awareness ribbon with each one. To do this fold the ribbon in half and then in half again. At the second fold pinch and twist and then add the twist into one of the ties on the top rung of the wreath frame. Repeat all around the top and then the bottom.
- Next, attach 4 pipe cleaners to the back of your sign. To do this cut 4 squares of craft foam then put hot glue on the back of the sign, place a pipe cleaner on top of that, then use the staple gun to attach the foam and pipe cleaner. While the glue is drying cut your ribbon tails.
- Cut 18 14" strips of the 2.5" ribbon then dove tail the ends. Next cut 36 14" strips of the 1.5" ribbon and dove tail the ends. Take one of the 2.5" tails and two of thee 1.5" tails and place them on top of each other. Fold the tails in half and pinch the center together. Attach the center pinch to a twist tie on the wreath frame. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties.
- Now add your wreath sign to the center of you wreath by poking the pipe cleaners through the mesh and attaching them to your wreath frame.
- Next attach your bow to the bottom right of your sign in the same way that you did the sign. Dovetail the ends of your bow tails.
- Use the wire cutters to trim your greenery and floral sprays. Use hot glue to attach them evenly through the wreath to the ties on the frame. Be sure to add some to your bow too.
This wreath is different from my usual deco mesh creations but I love it y’all! It’s very rare that I add greenery and florals to my deco mesh but it really worked for this project. There is something about spring that says it’s ok to add pretty flowers to whatever you want to. If you would rather leave out the stems, by all means do that! Just add another bow or two instead. However you decide to finish this wreath I hope you enjoy creating it!
Just pin this plaid bunnies welcome wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!
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