Springing Forward: Forsythia Bunny Wreath

Happy Monday! Do you have a hard time springing forward? As much as I look forward to an extra hour of daylight, it always takes me a couple of weeks for my body clock to get used to the time change. With spring arriving next week and Easter three weeks away, I’m ready to spring forward with bunnies and blooms!

I picked up this forsythia wreath at the end of the season last year on clearance. Like forsythia, I’ve been biding my time waiting for the buds to burst into bloom to welcome spring.

A moss-covered bunny hopped home with me from HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t sure how I would use him but I picture him making an appearance on my Potting Shed door before spring is over. I removed the grapevine bow that was wired to the front. The basket pocket in the front is begging to be filled with flowers or Easter eggs!

Spring and Easter ribbon were 50% off at Hobby Lobby and Michaels last week. I picked some colorful yellow and orange plaid ribbon to pair with polka dots and checks, along with a ribbon sprouting carrots.

You want wire-edged ribbon for best results to make an easy bow. I used 6 different patterns of ribbon in varying widths but use fewer patterns or whatever you can find or have on hand. My ribbon widths ranged from 1 1/2 inches to 2 1/2 inches.

To make an easy bow, I cut ribbon into 32 inch lengths. Form loops to the size you want and pinch the ribbon loop in the middle. If your ribbon has a pattern on just one side, twist the back tail of the ribbon around so your pattern faces to the front. Repeat the process with your ribbon holding your loops together and tie your loop off with a pipe cleaner. Fluff your loops to arrange your bow and tie your bow to your wreath with your pipe cleaner.

I divided a trio of raffia-topped carrots, tucking one into the bunny’s arms and tying two with ribbon to hang from the wreath.

I added some additional green moss to the bunny pocket and then removed it, thinking it would be an invitation for birds to nest on the front door.


 I’m not sure what makes it more inviting, with or without moss, but I’ll probably move the wreath indoors or to the porch to prevent the birds from moving in!


With spring arriving next week, you can find a little ‘rabbit rabbit’ and Easter inspiration. HERE.

 Thank you for your visit!

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  38 comments for “Springing Forward: Forsythia Bunny Wreath

  1. March 12, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Love your bunny wreath! I always enjoy it when we have more daylight, but today we are having our first snowfall of the season in Southwest Virginia!

  2. March 12, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Mary, your forsythia bunny wreath is a beautiful welcome to spring. The colorful mix of ribbons with the raffia carrots is perfect. Spring has left in NE AL with freeze warnings for the next couple of days. The blooming trees and shrubs probably won’t survive the frost.

  3. Michelle
    March 12, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Clever idea! Love forsythia!

  4. March 12, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Really adorable! I’ve always found forsythia wreaths pricey, and like u got mine on clearance. I also found an adorable moss covered bunny with a front basket to hold flowers, but at Marshalls. I’m working on that wreath right now for an upcoming post. Hope u don’t mind if I copy your use of carrots in the ribbon?

  5. Cyndi Raines
    March 12, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Darling wreath! Love the forsythia and the bunny, they make such a great pair! I totally agree with you on the time change. Googled where I can find the kerrygold butter in our area and good news, our local Walmart carries it. I’ll stop in today so I can make the bread pudding with the Carmel sauce for St. Paddy’s day. Eager for Spring! ⚘🌾

  6. March 12, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Love the wreath! The bow, made from all the different ribbons, is wonderful!

  7. Kim E
    March 12, 2018 at 7:58 am

    your wreath screams Spring! Thanks for sharing

  8. Rita C.
    March 12, 2018 at 8:24 am

    That’s cute! I love forsythia, and your ribbon choices are a perfect, fun mix to a great little moss bunny.

  9. March 12, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Love the wreath transformation, Mary! The different patterned ribbons make for such a beautiful bow, and you always spot the best buys at Home Goods.

  10. Sharon Dolton
    March 12, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Mary, you are so creative! I look forward to your posts and to see all those treasures you’ve amassed over the years. 😊 I love this wreath and how you did the ribbons on it. Maybe a tutorial on how you put them on the wreath someday would be great! I always have trouble figuring out how to do that on a wreath!

  11. March 12, 2018 at 9:21 am

    That moss bunny is just adorable Mary and it’s knock out paired with the forsythia and wonderful carrot bow! Mother nature is playing her mean spring tricks again, praying all the early blooms don’t suffer from the freezing temps…I’m sure you will Springing forward in no time!

  12. March 12, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Your wreath is a wonderful welcome to your home! The ribbon adds color and the bunny adds whimsy! Perfect …if I can say so!

  13. March 12, 2018 at 9:33 am

    A bright spot in my morning seeing your spring wreath that is so cheerful and cute. It is a dreary day so far and your post brought instant sunshine.

  14. Catherine LUXEREAU
    March 12, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Bonjour Mary,
    Très originale cette couronne…avec ce ravissant petit lapin…et sa carotte !

    J’aime beaucoup !

  15. March 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

    A bright and happy post Mary. Just love your bunny wreath. Yes, takes me a few weeks to really adjust to new time.

  16. Susan Harrelson
    March 12, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Love this wreath! Happy Spring. 🌷

  17. Marina Brivio
    March 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Meravigliosa la ghirlanda beneaugurante per gli ospiti 😍👍👋

  18. Cherry Goodson
    March 12, 2018 at 10:44 am

    You are so very talented. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. Love the wreath.

  19. March 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Love your Spring wreath. The carrots are so adorable. Thanks for sharing

  20. March 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    I love the carrots rolling down the side…can’t let them escape…great wreath and so fresh and Springy!

  21. Virginia
    March 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Such a cute and appropriate idea for welcoming spring. As always thanks for sharing you ingenious ideas. Love it.

  22. Ellen
    March 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    I am going on a quest for one of those moss covered Bunnies…today! Several HomeGoods are within a reasonable distance, so keeping my fingers crossed that an internet search will work. A splendiferous post with your usual impeccable style. Thank-you!

  23. Diane D.
    March 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Gorgeous as always!

  24. Marilyn
    March 12, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    What a lovely wreath. The rabbit is adorable. The ribbons just add the right touch. Thank You for sharing.

  25. Joan
    March 12, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I love the way you always make each occasion special. The wreath is so pretty. Have a great Spring.

  26. Marion
    March 12, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    The wreath and bunny is adorable. I love those ribbons, they are so pretty. The colors are just right for Spring and Easter. May your Spring be special .

  27. March 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Oh my, just love that bunny and the wreath..we have the same problem with birds building nest in almost anything I hang outside..I used to let the Robins do their nest in my wreath but even though Robins don’t poop in their nest, they poop on everything else..and it’s hard to get bird stuff off bedford stone! LOL! Therefore, I found a big metal flower to hang outside..I would love to put some Easter grass and tulips with some pretty eggs in that basket.. if I can, I will send you a pic of the Easter basket I did for my table centerpiece….love your post!!! ❤️❤️

  28. March 12, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    so so cute! Love that you’ve used all the coordinating ribbons!

  29. March 12, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I love your moss bunny and it is beautiful with the forsythia! The ribbons are gorgeous! Love the whole combo! I don’t really have alot of trouble springing forward. I just wish the weather would warm up! We are getting our 3rd noreaster tonight and tomorrow:( UGH.

  30. March 13, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Your bunny wreath really turned out cute Mary! But yep, I’m sure you’ll have to stay ahead of the birds, it looks awfully inviting:@)

  31. Peggy Z
    March 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    This is so sweet. Love the moss Bunney. I wish I had a Home Goods close to me, but my husband is thrilled there isn’t. The time change has thrown a hitch in our getups. Thank you for such a cute spring enticement.

  32. vrmm26
    March 15, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Very pretty wreath! Love the moss rabbit. Will need to find something like that.

  33. Lisa Ronan
    March 18, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Hi:) Beautiful post as always! I used to have the nicest Forsythia wreath on my front door, so much so the birds decided to nest in it! It was a solid month before we could use our door and oh, what a clean up on my porch! Needless to say, the wreath was trashed😢

  34. Renata Kogut
    March 31, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Mary I am writing you from Chicago. I am new to visiting your blog but it is the one I enjoy reading most now. It brings sunshine and light to my day. Keep up the inspirational ideas. Keep safe and God bless.

    • March 31, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you for your visit and sweet comment Renata! ♥

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