Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spruce up your home for Easter? Why not give this DIY outdoor Easter decoration using dollar store supplies a try!
Our fun and festive large moss bunny topiary will add that extra special touch to your front porch.
Get hopping now and scroll on down for all the details for this darling outdoor Easter decor.
If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve been on an Easter kick lately and in spite of the snowfall we keep receiving!
We’ve already shared 3 inexpensive and easy Easter decor ideas, all of which have been made using simple dollar store items.
It’s time you show off just how crafty you are this spring! Check out each Easter decor Idea below.
- Easter bunting
- Easter bunny spring wreath
- Moss Easter Bunny Topiary
- Faux chocolate bunny napkin rings
- Spring banner
Each of these Easter decor ideas are so fun to make.
The Easter decor idea we want to share with you today is by far the biggest transformation!
Using just a few inexpensive items, this Dollar Tree inspired DIY outdoor Easter decoration is so darling!
Outdoor Easter Decoration Supplies
I believe you’ll be surprised by the simple supplies you need to make this DIY outdoor Easter decoration!
Are you wondering “why didn’t I think of that before?”
- 2 large plastic bowls (Dollar Tree) It’s best to select bowls that are rigid.
- 2 medium plastic bowls (Dollar Tree)
- 1 small half ball flora foam
- spray adhesive
- green spray paint
- J-B Weld plastic bonder
- 1 bunny form (Dollar Tree)
- Spanish moss
- sheet moss
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How to Build Bunny Frame
You’ve likely seen similar bunny forms wandering through your local dollar store.
Perhaps you’ve even walked past it without giving it much thought.
Clearly this was the case for me!
I had to see past the shiny tinsel covered form and think of the basics.
This form had great bunny ears!
First remove the tinsel to expose the frame. Then use a pair of wire cutters to cut the ears away from the rest of the form.
Next give the ears a coat of green paint.
We used spray paint for the ease of application, but you could use any paint you have on hand.
Build Bunny Body
The two sets of bowls will be used to make the body of the bunny.
Select rigid bowls, if the bowl bends or gives at all the seal from the adhesive will break. Believe me we know, we made that mistake.
Because we intended to display our bunny topiary outdoors, add some rocks to the bottom of the large bowl.
This will ensure that it will sit upright and blow away.
Use J-B Weld plastic bonder or any other plastic bond medium of your choice to glue each set of bowls together, forming 2 medium and large size spheres.
Allow each set of bowls to dry. Then secure the medium sized sphere on top of the large sized sphere with the J-B Weld.
Finally make a slit on top of the half ball flora foam.
Place bunny ears inside slit and secure into place with adhesive.
Then secure the foam on top of the medium sized sphere. Allow everything to dry completely.
Paint Topiary Bunny Form
After everything has dried, spray the entire bunny frame with green paint.
This will ensure that none of the red or bright green plastic will show through the moss.
Here you can see the cute Easter decor we made earlier this using smaller bunny forms and moss. Essentially we’ll be repeating this process on a larger scale to create our DIY outdoor Easter decoration.
Apply Moss to Outdoor Easter Decoration
Although we already made several smaller scale moss bunnies using hot glue, we opted to use a spray adhesive on this larger bunny to save time.
The hot glue worked great on the smaller bunnies, but the spray adhesive will speed up the process!
Use a large bowl to combine a 50/50 mixture of the 2 types of moss.
Use scissors to trim the Spanish moss into small pieces, but the sheet moss pulls apart easily with our fingers.
To begin applying the moss mixture to the body of the bunny, be mindful that this step is messy!
Not only does the moss get everywhere, but if using spray adhesive you’ll need to protect surrounding surfaces or spray it outdoors.
Work on small areas at a time to prevent any adhesive from drying too soon.
Also be sure to read the directions specific to the brand you’re using.
After spraying the adhesive on the surface of the ears, allow to dry for about 30 seconds then apply the moss.
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Once the moss has been pressed into place gently rub away any loose pieces.
This may expose some of the bowl underneath.
In this case, simply coat with a little more adhesive and add another layer of moss.
Repeat this process until the entire body of the bunny is covered.
Style and Enjoy
Finally embellish your bunny with a few flowers, and place in a large pot.
Your DIY outdoor Easter decoration is ready to place on your front porch for you and any passers by to enjoy!
With Easter is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate this joyous season than with a fun and festive DIY outdoor Easter decoration!
Our large moss bunny topiary will add some spring charm to your front porch in no time.
By following the steps outlined above, you can create an easy and inexpensive decor piece that you’ll be proud to show off.
Are you ready to make your own large Easter bunny topiary? Gather up your supplies and start crafting today!
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