When I worked in retail, we got these adorable little faux moss bunnies in stock and I thought about how I could easily make one myself. Up for the challenge, I headed to my local Dollar Tree, and set out to make my version of the popular moss covered bunnies. The best part? The total cost for this project only set me back a measly $3!
This Dollar Tree project is so easy, a child could do it. But there is a hot glue gun involved, so I’ll leave that up to you! So, get ready, plug in your hot glue gun and let’s get started with this adorable Easter bunny DIY!
What You Need:
For this project, I already had most of the supplies like moss, green paint, a hot glue gun, and ribbon (optional), but you can find all of these items at your local Dollar Tree including this double sided bunny treat bowl. This is what I used:
- 48oz of moss (2 packs)
- Large bunny figurine
- 1 oz Green paint
- 10 hot glue sticks
- Glue gun
- 1/2″ ribbon ribbon (optional)
Let’s Get Started!
After I started gluing the moss onto the bunny, I decided it would be a good idea to paint it green before applying anymore moss. This is totally optional but I feel that it blends in with the moss better and is a bit more forgiving for any pieces that may fall off from being stored away after the holidays.
Once the paint dried, it took me about an hour to fully cover my bunny in moss. Don’t worry about loose moss in the beginning. Just glue and attach the moss as quickly as possible until most of the bunny is covered. At this point, feel free to remove any loose moss and reapply moss as needed.
This next step is totally optional but I really liked the addition of a cute little bow. You can tie the bow around the neck, or add it between the ears, but I liked how it looked off to the side.
This double looped bow with tails is a bit tricky to make but once you get the hang of it, it comes in handy for lots of crafts! As a boy mom, I had no idea how to tie a bow and really struggled but found this tutorial really helpful.