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Spring in North Texas is amazing! The temperatures haven’t reached pavement scorching triple digits yet, there is usually plenty of rain and the signs of new life after winter are everywhere. It is around this time of year that I love to watch the home decor people being to display outside of their homes. When it comes to spring decor, the first thing that comes to mind is Easter decor! Bunny decor, carrot decor (Six Dollar Family), decorated eggs and more are all sure fire signs that spring is coming soon! If you’re wanting to put up Easter decorations, but don’t want to spend a ton, this homemade Easter decor is perfect for you! It’s perfect with any spring home decor including my easy DIY Spring Floral Wreath!
Everyone knows the Easter Bunny visits millions of homes each year to deliver candy and Easter baskets which means he must get awfully hungry as he’s moving about! That’s why this adorable Bunny Food Easter Decor is one of my favorite bunny decorations for Easter! If you have kids, they will love being able to leave a “snack” for the Easter Bunny to grab as he passes your home! If you don’t have kids, this bunny decor will help bring the spring spirit to your home.
Easy DIY Bunny Food Easter Decor – Homemade Easter Decorations
This bunny decor for Easter is one of my favorite Easter decoration ideas for a good reason. It’s super simple! You only need a few supplies to create a DIY home decor (Six Dollar Family) item you can use year after year! As far as DIY home decor projects go, it’s one of the simplest I’ve ever had the pleasure of putting together! Once you give it a shot, I am positive you will agree.
You Will Need:
- 1 yard of orange fabric
- 6-7 dozen plastic Easter eggs
- 1 4′ tomato cage
- 2 Garden stakes
- Green Flower Support Foams
- Binding tape
- Hot Glue
- Long weeds, river oats or tall grass
- Dark green spray paint
- Brown Paper Grocery Bags
- Rubber band
- Small piece poster board
- Fine tipped paint marker
- Green Easter grass
To begin making your Bunny Food Easter decor, collect tall grass, river oats, or long weeds from your yard. You’ll want them to be long since these will be the top of your carrot.
As I said earlier, you can reuse this for your Easter decorations every year, but you will have to replace the top of your carrot every year. The rest is perfectly reusable.
Once you have collected enough weeds to fill the top of your carrot, gather them together. Bind them tightly with a rubber band around 4″ from the bottom.
Next, use the dark green spray paint to paint your tall grass on all sides. If you don’t do all sides, you may have a carrot top that is brown instead of green. Make sure you do this outside in a well-ventilated area. Set aside and allow them to dry fully.
While the weeds are drying, grab a garden stake and the tomato cage. Flip the tomato cage over so the pointed end is at the top. Stick the garden stake down between the 3 points of the tomato cage and secure very well with the binding tape. This will be the top of your carrot so be sure to use a lot of tape. You won’t be able to see it when you are finished.
Next, you’ll need to build the carrot for your Easter decoration. Start by spreading the orange fabric out on the floor and smoothing it out somewhat. Then, place the tomato cage on the fabric around 10″ from the top of the fabric. It doesn’t really matter which end of the fabric you choose as the top. Just know that the widest part of the tomato cage is the top of your carrot.
Starting at the widest part of your cage, wrap the orange fabric around, pull taut and secure with hot glue. Continue doing this down the rest of your carrot. Cut off any excess fabric at the bottom of your carrot only. Do not cut off excess from the top.
Once you are finished attaching the fabric, you should have around 10″ of extra fabric at the top of your carrot. Crumble newspaper and use this extra fabric to stuff the carrot. Be sure to use a lot of newspaper. If not, your carrot decor for Easter will be too flimsy to stand on its own.
Once you’ve filled the carrot, place the bundle of river oats down into the newspaper. If they won’t stand on their own, you may need to add more newspaper for support.
Next, you’ll need to make the stand for your bunny decor. Spread the sheer fabric out and place the bucket in the middle of the fabric. Place the flower foam in the bottom of the bucket then lay 6-7 dozen plastic Easter eggsaround the bucket. Later these eggs will be used to hide the bucket, but first, you will need to attach the carrot to the bucket.
To do so, place your carrot stake into the green flower foam and wrap it pretty well with brown grocery bags. This will give your carrot some extra support and keep it from being flimsy. Now, fill the bucket with more crumbled newspaper to give it a tiny bit more weight to it.
Once you have the carrot in place, pull the sheer fabric very taut. You need it tight enough the eggs “crawl” up the sides of the bucket to cover it. Safety pin the fabric in place so it doesn’t slide around. Cover the top of the fabric with green Easter grass and add a few more eggs to the top for another pop of color.
Finally, use the paint marker to paint a small sign that says “Bunny Food” onto the piece of poster board. Allow it to fully dry then use a few dots of hot glue to attach it to the other garden stake. Once it’s dry, add to your DIY Easter decor.
I realize that this DIY home decor may seem complicated, but it really isn’t. It is a lot of steps, but that is pretty standard for DIY home decor. If you take the time to make it, it is well worth the number of steps! It looks adorable when displayed on your porch!