How I Upcycled Christmas Wreath into an Easy Easter Wreath for Free

upcycled Easter wreath - All that's Jas

After a few good years of service, my white Christmas wreath started to discolor but I didn’t throw it away. Instead I upcycled it into a simple Easter wreath that was super easy to make. I’m sure you have upcycled a thing or two in your life and know the feeling of accomplishment? You get a new product and haven’t spent a dime. Winning!

I had no vision in mind when I started, but I knew that I want to keep it simple. Sometimes less is more, you know. My less may or may not be because I lacked ideas, but still. Hopefully I’ll get few years out of this wreath before I really have to say goodbye to it.

My granddaughter graciously gave me her last year’s Easter bunny ears to use in my project. Well…that’s a lie. Her mom was more than happy to get rid of the clutter, but Ava would’ve graciously given it to me if I’ve asked politely. I think. We’ll never find out.


Anyhow, this was my process of making an Easter wreath out of an old Christmas wreath.

Upcycled Christmas Wreath into an Easy Easter Wreath

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upcycled Easter wreath - All that's Jas

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upcycled Easter wreath - All that's Jas

I stripped my Christmas wreath of everything but the layer of white yarn that was covering the Styrofoam ring. Then I wrapped more white yarn around it, to cover the discoloration. I trimmed the band on the ears so that it would lay flat on my ring.

upcycled Easter wreath - All that's Jas

First I thought of placing the bunny ears on the top of the ring, as you’ve seen in many Easter inspired wreaths, but alas they were too small and the proportions where odd. I almost ran to the nearest store to buy bigger ears, but that would be cheating.

upcycled Easter wreath - All that's Jas

Walking away from the project when you’re uninspired helps refocus. Few hours later I looked at it again and it dawned on me: What if I place the ears inside of the ring? I wrapped them with my yarn and you couldn’t even tell they didn’t come with the ring. That worked much better, but where do I put bunny’s tail now? Decisions, decisions…

I also wanted to add pink color to the tail to match the pink in the ears. But my pink yarn was too stiff and didn’t look fluffy at all. Back to the drawing board again.

upcycled Easter wreath - All that's Jas

In the end, I used the same white yarn to make a pompom. I didn’t take photos of that process as it would’ve required me to have three hands but you can find easy tutorial here. I placed it right in front of the ears. Is it realistic? No. Do you think of Easter bunny when you see it? Yes. That’s all that matters. Maybe it’s bunny’s head. Creativity has no limitations.

Before you throw anything away, think of stuff you have hidden in boxes down in the basement and ways you can reuse it. It doesn’t have to be glamorous. It only has to make you happy.

upcycled Easter wreath - All that's Jas

What have you upcycled and saved money on? Let me know in the comments and also leave me a link to your post if you have it. I would love to see it!

Crafting was always a part of All that’s Jas, but I just recently started sharing my projects with you. I hope there are many to come so that I can inspire you. Meanwhile, visit two of my very creative friends that truly inspire me. My amazing friend Mary of The Boondocks Blog lives in beautiful Greece and can upcycle and repurpose anything she sees. Michelle of A Crafty Mix is from South Africa and her creations will BLOW.YOUR.MIND. When you visit, tell them Jas sent you. πŸ™‚

Happy crafting!

This project is featured on The Life of Jennifer Dawn, Simple Nature Decor, and The Crafting Nook.

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28 Comment

  1. […] An Easter wreath that stands out in the dark! It’s rather genius. As much as I like my upcycled Easter wreath because it was free, I like this one better […]

  2. Reply
    Jennifer Dawn
    March 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I’m featuring it at this week’s link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2017/03/cute-crafts-for-easter-and-weekly-link.html

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      Jas
      March 29, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer! You made my day πŸ˜€

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    Simple Nature Decor
    March 28, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    […] How I Upcycled Christmas Wreath into Easy Easter Wreath […]

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    Heidi
    March 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    So cute and I love that you upcycled a wreath from another holiday! Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday!
    Heidi recently posted…How to Paint a Lettered Sign for EasterMy Profile

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      Jas
      March 27, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you, Heidi! πŸ™‚

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    Kate Hollingsworth
    March 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I love that you worked with what you’ve got Jas! The wreath turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing. xx

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      Jas
      March 26, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Thanks, Kate! I’m so glad you like it πŸ™‚

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    Michelle
    March 24, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Well I for one am very glad you’re sharing all your lovely creations Jas πŸ˜‰ and the little bunny wreath is too adorable, with her ears all safe and sound inside the wreath. It looks like she’s hopping off into the a big beautiful Easter sunset. Thank you for your lovely words too, I almost missed them admiring the fluffy, pompom tail

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      Jas
      March 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you, Michelle! When I grow up I want to create like you πŸ˜€

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    March 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Aw Jas thanks for the mention. I love your wreath it is so fluffy and springy! I also love that you have taken something that is not working for you and transformed it instead of sending it to the dumpster. Now tell me, Does your granddaughter approve?
    Mary-the boondocks blog recently posted…How to not decoupage plastic bottles with NapkinsMy Profile

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      Jas
      March 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks, Mary, I learned from the best πŸ˜‰ And yes, of course she does. Although, she’s now searching for her bunny ears. Grandma’s keeping quiet, lol

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    Vanessa
    March 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Your Easter Bunny wreath is adorable! Even better that it was FREE!

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      Jas
      March 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Aw, thanks! Free is always good πŸ™‚

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    Jen Gregor
    March 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Such a cute simple wreath! Pinned to my Easter board. Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!
    Jen Gregor recently posted…What I Wore ~ Ruffles and LaceMy Profile

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      Jas
      March 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Aw, thank you so much! I appreciate it!

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    Theresa @DearCreatives
    March 22, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Super cute wreath. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
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      Jas
      March 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you, Theresa! Have a wonderful week!

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    Christine
    March 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Loving how you reused it for a different holiday. Plus it looks wonderful! You did a great job.

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      Jas
      March 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you, Christine! I appreciate your comment πŸ˜€

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    sahana
    March 19, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Such a cute and adorable idea. Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would like to see you again next week.

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      Jas
      March 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you! See you next week πŸ™‚

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    Beverly
    March 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This is adorable, Jas. I’m making something similar. I just bought the bunny ears and feet last night. I’m reusing a wreath I made for Christmas a couple of years ago. It’s great to find new ways to use them. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to my Easter board.
    Beverly recently posted…Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Party # 173My Profile

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      Jas
      March 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Oh, I bet yours will be much cuter! It’ll have feet!!! Can’t wait to see it πŸ™‚

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    Carlee
    March 18, 2017 at 9:34 am

    What a cute wreath! Such a fun way to jazz up the house for the upcoming holiday and the price was certainly right!
    Carlee recently posted…Easy Family Meal Plan Week 10My Profile

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      Jas
      March 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      The price was perfect, lol πŸ˜‰

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    Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    March 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Cute idea and great repurpose! Love the use of the bunny ears headband. Visiting from Sweet Inspiration party.

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      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Victoria! My granddaughters think so too. They love it πŸ™‚

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