Rustic Bunny and Carrot Garland

Here is an adorable wired garland that can be made with wood or cardboard so it's a project anyone can do! 

grey bunny garland on wire with carrot

First I googled a bunny shape. 

I cut out the shape and traced it onto 1/4" reclaimed wood.

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Here is where you would cut the shape from cardboard if you don't have a jigsaw. 

wooden bunny and carrot cutouts

I cut my bunny and carrot shapes from the wood and drilled 2 holes for the wire in each piece. 

I used grey and orange craft paint to paint my wooden (cardboard) shapes.

painted bunny shapes

I added details with a fine Sharpie marker and a rub on transfer on the carrot. 

Next, I sanded the edges of my wood pieces to give them a rustic look. 

painted and sanded bunnies

You can get the same look on cardboard, just sand lightly. 

Using a 3' length of rebar wire, I strung the bunny and carrot shapes onto the wire, curling the wire along the way. 

bunny and carrot garland on wire

I added loops to the ends of the wire for hanging then added a few small ties of rags along the wire for ribbons. 

hanging bunny and carrot garland

Here is a heavy cardboard carrot garland I made last year, it works just as well!

cardboard carrot garland

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bunny garland and overlay

Add your garland to the mantel or hang it on a wreath! 

bunny garland on wreath


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circle framed wreath and bunny garland



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .