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Rustic Wooden Dollar Tree Easter Bunny Banner

April 04, 2023

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Grab a package of wooden ornaments at the dollar store to make your own Easter bunny banner for spring. 

It's a quick and inexpensive DIY craft that will add some rustic charm to your home in minutes.

Small Wooden Bunny Ornaments

Hippity, Hoppity Friends!

Easter's on its way.

And I've got one more spring decor craft to share with you before Peter Rabbit shows up.

It's a super simple, rustic bunny banner that I made with Dollar Tree wooden cut out shapes.

Now. Normally, I'm all about color when it comes to my decor.

It's no secret that I adore red and lately, inspired by the colors in my newly redecorated family room, I've been using a lot of green.

As a matter of fact, most of my Easter decor, this season has been very colorful, including:

Sealing Flower Stickers On Easter Eggs

And traditionally, when I've made banners for Easter, they've been super colorful, as well.

Button Bunny Burlap Banner DIY next to a spring egg wreath

See. Color.

Lots of it.

However. A few years ago, I rustled up a wooden leaf banner for fall and hung it on my mantel. It truly made me swoon.

There was something very elegant about its simplicity. The way the leaves hung down and danced above the fire.

The way the natural wood tones complemented the hues in the large fireplace stones.

It was much different than the banners I'd made in the past, but it just fit with the beams on the ceiling and coordinated so well with the red and white living room decor that I've often thought of recreating the look for another season.

How To Make An Easter Bunny and Carrot Banner

Dollar Tree Carrot Ornaments

So when I was in Dollar Tree a few weeks ago and saw wooden bunny and carrot ornaments, I knew they'd be perfect and I grabbed them.

Here's how it all came together.

My DIY garland supplies:

I had the stain on hand from when we gave the mantel a makeover. I also had the twine. One package of each wooden shape was more than enough to string up one banner.

Wooden Bunny Banner Supplies

As a matter of fact, I was able to make two banners with mine.

I've included a list of supplies you can grab online, but it's clearly much cheaper to grab the ornaments at DT. 

Step 1: Stain the wooden ornaments

I started by using a water base stain to cover each bunny and carrot. I wore gloves since it's a messy job, but the stain is washable with soap and water.

So if gloves aren't your thing, no worries.

Staining Wooden Dollar Tree Bunnies for a Banner

I used a cloth applicator pad and gently coated each side of the wood and set it aside to dry.

Staining Wooden Ornaments using an applicator pad

The stain actually dried very quickly, almost as fast as I applied it, so I didn't have to wait for one side to dry before coating the other side.

Dollar Tree Bunny Ornaments stained and drying on paper

Quick and easy. Love that.

Step 2: Lay out your pattern

I decided on a basic pattern for my banner. One bunny, then one carrot. 

Dollar Tree wooden Easter Banner pattern on a table, one bunny then one carrot

I did toy with the idea of using a random order or doubling the bunnies, but in the end I decided I liked the symmetry of a 1:1 presentation.

Step 3: String up the banner

I had a very thin twin on hand, so that's what I used. You could use something fancier if you like, but since I was going for a muted, rustic aesthetic, twine was perfect.

Supplies To Lace Up Easter Banner, scissors, twine, wooden ornaments

The only problem with it, was that it frayed easily at the ends, so threading it through the tiny pre-drilled holes in the bunnies and carrots was tough.

To fix this, I thread the twine through an upholstery needle.

Threading  Wooden Carrot Ornament to make Banner

Then I used the needle to string up the banner.

When I was all done, I had a lovely, rustic wooden Easter bunny, and carrot, banner.

It was just as elegant as I'd hoped it would be.

DIY Wooden Bunny Banner Cut outs hanging on a mantel

And even without a colorful banner, my living room was bursting with spring flair.

Easter flair.

And ready to greet Peter Cottontail.

Dollar Tree Wooden Bunny Banner On Mantel

Are you a rustic decorator?

Dollar Tree Wooden Easter Bunny Banner

Author: Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable
Estimated cost: $NaN
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 20 Mtotal time: 25 M
Whip up a sweet Easter Bunny banner with a few inexpensive wooden ornaments from dollar store and decorate your home for spring.


  • Wooden bunny and carrot cut outs
  • Twine
  • Stain


  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Stain applicator pad


  1. Stain each bunny and carrot ornament on both sides
  2. Let them dry
  3. Decide on a repetition pattern and spacing
  4. String them together with twine


You can paint your ornaments with craft paint if you'd like a colorful banner
Gloves are helpful if you don't want to get stain or paint all over your hands
Easter decor, Bunny banner, Dollar Tree Crafts, Spring Crafts
Created using Craft Card Maker

Happy Easter friends!

Kim Signature

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  1. Super cute as always. Love easy peasy and cute. Have a good night. Hugs. Kris

    1. Thanks so much, Kris! I have to say, I’ve been on a bit of a Dollar Tree crafting tear…and they’re simple supplies are making me smile.

  2. Adorable and so easy to make! Your banner looks great against the stone fireplace, Kim.

    1. Thanks Ann! I love the way those brown bunnies look against the stone, too.

  3. Adorable and it take not much time to make!

    1. Super quick and very inexpensive for sure...and thanks!!

  4. Happy Easter and thank you for all the great ideas for this season. :-) I love banners and this one is easy and cute. And as always your tutorials are well done.
    I want your fireplace, but you already knew that. ;-)

    1. Thanks Carla! Happy Easter!! And I’ll trade you one stone fireplace for one green thumb. 😉

  5. Kim, this bunny banner looks great on your fireplace. Thanks for sharing this Easter craft. I can’t wait to check out the Dollar Tree store soon. Have a happy Easter. Julie’s Creative Lifestyle

    1. Thanks so much, Julie!! I really do love the Dollar Tree...they have great stuff.

  6. Your rustic banner is adorable, Kim! I have a bunny banner that I crocheted on my mantle. Happy Easter to you!
    P. S. Your mantle decor looks so pretty. I see that new mirror in there!

    1. Thanks Kitty!! YOur crocheted banner sounds adorable. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet. Maybe by next Easter!

  7. Easy, peasy is always a winner, especially when it turns out so perfectly. Hope you have a beautiful Easter on your side of the world and that sun shine brightly all weekend.

    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! I hope you're staying warm on your side of the world!!

  8. Very cute, and I really like the rustic color.

    1. Thanks so much! I do like the rustic vibe, too.

  9. An easy way to hang a banner Kim! I love water based stain, ao easy to work with! I hope you had a marvelous Easter!

    1. Thanks Marilyn! That stain is my favorite. It's so easy to work with...I hope you had a lovely Easter, too!

  10. I'm always drawn to rustic. Cute craft, as always, Kim. Hope you had a happy Easter!

    1. Thanks so much, Amy!! I have so much color in this tiny cottage that a little bit of rustic keeps it all calm.

  11. Oh this idea is very easy and really cute

  12. Hi Kim! It's laura from the Creators group! Listening to Thursday's call and thought I would pop by! Love the Easter craft! xo laura in Colorado!

    1. Hi Laura! Thanks so much for popping by! I'm glad you love the banner. It's so easy and inexpensive...crafts just the way I like them!