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How to Make an Easy DIY Easter Bunny Tree

Have you ever thought about making an Easter tree? It’s a great decoration for the holiday. Here’s how to make an easy DIY Dollar Tree Easter bunny tree that can be the center of your Easter decor this year.

Easter bunnies may be the most iconic Easter symbol. Bunnies come in all sizes, colors, and looks. They are perfect for adorning an Easter tree – especially when you find cute ones at the dollar store.

How do you use Dollar Tree bunnies to make an Easter tree?

You decorate them with pretty paper.

I’m going to show you the steps to make an easy DIY Easter bunny tree and decorate it.

Want a basket of Easter bunny ideas? I’m sharing my Easter bunny tree because it’s so easy and fun to do.

Even better than an Easter bunny tree is a bunch of spring and Easter decorating ideas. Today is Celebrate the Holiday. Some of my blogger friends are sharing their ideas for spring and Easter decor that you will love hopping over to see.

Did you hop over from the talented Missy of Sonata Home Design? Isn’t her bunny pillow the cutest thing?

celebrate the holiday collage

Easter Bunny Tree Inspiration

This is not the first time that I’ve made an Easter tree. This one has been a favorite for a few years. Most recently, I used it as a centerpiece for an Easter tablescape.

Easter tree

This Easter bunny tree is brand new. The inspiration came on a trip to the Dollar Tree.

I found this tray with bunnies and carrots. I believe that it is meant to be a tic-tac-toe game.

The bunnies and the carrots would be perfect for the project I had in mind. The divided tray could be saved for another use.

wooden tray with Easter bunnies and carrots

There were five bunnies and five carrots. Another product that I already had on hand would be perfect to create an Easter tree using these wood bunnies and carrots.

wood Easter bunnies

I did find these small wood bunnies and these small wood carrots that would work great for this project.

Decoupaging Easter Bunnies

I started with the bunnies.

Step 1 – Drill a hole in the bunnies and the carrots so that they can be hung. Set the carrots aside. I set then on a piece of florist foam to project my work surface.

I used the pilot drill on my cordless Black and Decker electric drill – one of my favorite tools. A piece of florist foam worked very well to help me drill without damaging my countertop.

drilling hole in Easter bunny

Step 2Paint the bunnies white. This way the decorative pattern on your napkin will show up better.

Easter bunnies with paint and brush

I used One Step paint from A Makers’ Studio, but any acrylic paint will do for this project. Apply the paint to both sides of the bunny and to the edge. Let dry completely.

painted Easter bunnies

Step 3Open your napkins of choice. Fortunately, I already had these napkins on hand.

Easter napkins

Remove the back layers of the paper napkin, keeping only the decorative layer; there will either be 1 or 2 extra layers.

Step 4Apply the Mod Podge to the bunny with a small brush ~ I used Gloss. (I love the Mod Podge brushes.)

Step 5 – I found it easiest to lay the napkin on top of the bunny, smooth and press down. Allow the Mod Podge to dry.

adding decoupage and napkin to wood bunnies

Step 6 – Using small, sharp scissors, cut away as much of the paper napkin as you can. These small sharp scissors are perfect for detailed projects where you have to get into small spaces.

painted Easter bunny and scissors

I found that it was easiest to remove all the excess paper napkin from the front side of the bunny. Lay the scissors up against the bunny and cut away the paper.

cutting decoupage Easter bunnies

Repeat the decoupage on the second side of the bunny. I used one pattern on one side of the bunny and a contrasting pattern on the opposite side.

Apply a second coat of Mod Podge on top of the napkins. Let dry and then repeat on the second side. Set the bunnies aside.

decoupaged Easter bunnies

Here are some other decoupage projects you may like to PIN and save:

Painting the Carrots

Step 7 – Paint the carrots with your favorite shade of orange. I started out using ChalkArt.

painting wood carrots

I decided I wanted a darker orange, but so I switched to Gel Ink Art in Lord Have Mercy. It was much better.

Again, paint both sides and the edges with two coats.

painting wood carrots
painting wood carrots

Step 8 – Paint the tops of the carrots with your choice of green. I used Gel Ink Art in Grass is Always Greener.

painting wood carrot tops green

Preparing the Easter Tree

Once your bunnies and carrots are done, you are ready to make the Easter tree.

I had bought this grapevine branch several weeks ago. It is wrapped tightly.

There are 10 stems that can be bent in different ways.

Step 9 – Unwrap and straighten or bend the branches,

grapevine branches

Step 10 – Choose your container. Taller is best to securely hold the branches. I’ve had this white flea market vase for years.

Step 11 – Place as many of your branch stems in the vase as you like. I used 6 stems. Arrange and bend the branches.

putting grapevine branches in white vase

To raise up the branches and secure them, I stuffed a small piece of plain paper around the branches.

grapevine branches

Then I used my favorite Super moss to cover the paper. This moss goes a long way. I think I have had this box for 3 years.

moss on grapevine branches

Add the Bunnies, Carrots, and Eggs to the Easter Tree

Step 12 – Use skinny 1/4-inch ribbon in your choice of colors. I had the pink on hand for the bunnies, but I did buy some green for the carrots.

pink ribbon

Step 13 – Use a large yarn or darning needle to push the ribbon through the hole you made. Then make a bow with a loop of about 3 inches long.

pushing green ribbon through carrots

Step 14 – Thread the branches (bending the branches, if necessary) through the ribbon. Spread the bunnies around the tree.

decoupage Easter bunnies on grapevine tree

Next, add the carrots to the tree.

Here is more super cute Ester Bunny Decor.

Prep the Table for the Tree

I planned to place this easy DIY Easter bunny tree on our breakfast room table. First, I used a pink textured throw on the glass-top table.

pink throw on table

At this point, I decided to add some of our Easter eggs (We bought down all our Easter decorations last weekend.)

Some were not staying in place. I remembered that I had bought a can of these cute colored plastic clips to hold fabric or papers. This is certainly an optional step.

bright colored plastic clips
Easy Bunny tree with carrots and eggs

To give the Easter bunny tree more height, I set it on a ruffled-edge cake stand.

Easy Bunny tree

With my easy DIY Easter bunny tree complete, it was now time to decorate around it.

Finish the Table with More Bunnies and Eggs

I pulled out my bag of multi-colored pastel shred and arranged it around the cake stand.

Easter eggs on cake stand

I thought the eggs were too crowded, so I added more shred to the table around the cake stand.

Easter eggs under cake stand

After moving the eggs, I added a collection of ceramic acrobat bunnies that were my son’s (He told me years ago that I could keep them.) to the cake stand.

Easter bunnies on cake stand
Easy Bunny tree

Supplies to Make this Easter Bunny Tree

You may have some of these supplies on hand, but if you don’t, here’s your supply list:

Did you like this Easter bunny tree project? It was fun to make. All the elements – the decoupage bunnies and painted carrots – can be reused in other ways.

I hope that you will PIN this project to your Easter Boards. Here is my Easter DIY Project Board and my Easter Decorating Board if you want more ideas.

Ready to see the other great Easter and spring ideas my friend have to share? Scroll down just a little to see the list. Kim of Perfecting Places is next on the bunny trail with her beautiful ideas for an Easter tablescape.

pin for later graphic in blue
easy Easter bunny tree graphic
Easter and spring graphic for Celebrate the Holiday
Easter egg and bunny tree
Easter table setting with pretty flowers
spring console table decor with white vase and greenery and Easter eggs

Bluesky at Home – How to Make a Easter Bunny Tree

Perfecting Places – Easter Tablescape Decor

Everyday Edits – Spring Console Table

Easter tablescape with pink dishes and white bunny
spring table setting with green plant with white flowers and green floral napkin
Easter dishes in pink

WM Home Design – Easter Bunny Napkin Rings

Thistle Key Lane – Green and White Spring Tablescape

White Arrows Home – Reusing Holiday Decor for Easter

Easter vignette with bunnies and wreath on mirror
DIY blue and white easter eggs
pink bunnies on pillows

Peacock Ridge Farm – Adding Beautiful Spring Touches

Masterpieces of My Life – 7 Ways to DIY Easter Eggs

Sonata Home Design – DIY Pink Bunny Pillow

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  1. Oh Carol, I love the colors! Those bunnies and carrots look perfect hanging from your tree. Gotta love that Dollar Tree. They have so many unique holiday items and with a little imagination you’ve turned a simple game into festive holiday decor. Well done! Thanks for sharing, now I think I need a little shopping trip!

    1. Kim, I’m so glad you liked the bunny tree. I love spring pastels so the color scheme was an easy choice. Thanks for the comment and the feedback.

  2. This is such a cute idea for an Easter centerpiece, Carol! My favorite are the little plaid bunnies! Great project and a great blog hop!

  3. Hi Carol! This is super duper cute! What a great way to recreate the use for tic tac toe pieces. It looks lovely on your table and, I love how you styled it. Always fun to share at Celebrate the Holiday. Wishing you a spring-y day! XO- MaryJo

  4. So cute Carol. You know I love a good DIY project and this is perfection. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Carol, your Bunny Tree is just so cute! I love it and I am going to make one! I love all the spring colors. Thanks for the sharing this with us. The way you put the Easter grass and eggs at the bottom of the pedestal plate just adds so much to the cuteness. Have a great day!

  6. I love your colorful Easter tree, Carol! What a happy centerpiece for your table! Thanks so much for organizing our blog hop! I appreciate you, sweet friend!

  7. I love this Easter bunny tree so much Carol! Such a delightful centerpiece with your cheerful mix of colors, textures and figures. You have me grinning from ear to ear! 😃

  8. hi Carol! What a fun idea and it looks great on the table! Love those carrots!
    Thank you for hosting this holiday hop!

  9. Carol this project is fantastic! I would never have thought to make a little tree with all the Easter bunnies hanging from it. Your tablescape is gorgeous! So fun to hop along with you!