I’ve been seeing some super cute bunny crafts and decided to make one, too. I had an idea in mind for how I wanted mine to look, but I wasn’t sure if I could find the items I would need. I was happy to have found them and couldn’t wait to put it together. Rather than making a wreath, I wanted to make one that would sit. It’s an Easy Bunny Craft to make and I have to smile each time I see it.
I made a wreath using this fluffy, soft yarn a couple of years ago for Christmas. I love re-making old wreaths especially when it means that I can cut down on the materials I need and the time it would take to make a new one.
I knew that I wanted to use bunny ears, but I also wanted to include bunny feet. I found both of these at Target.
I wanted to make the feet plush, so I added Poly-Fil. I already had a bag of it on hand, so that meant I only needed to purchase the ears and feet.
Using a a chenille stem, I twisted it around the band of the ears, leaving the ends long.
I wanted the center of the circle to be the bunny’s face, so I used more Poly-Fil to give it a fluffy look.
To hold the Poly-Fil in place I made a grid using more chenille stems on the back. I twisted the ends around pearl head pins to secure the stems.
The ears are held in place by twisting the stem that I added earlier and using a pin. To make sure it stayed flat, I added another chenille stem near the end of the band and twisted it around one of the stems of the grid. I did this on both sides.
I used pearl head pins to secure the feet in place. This is how it looks from the back once everything was in place.
Using more of the chenille stems, I cut three in half and added them to the face with a couple of pins.
I covered the stems with some rick rack by hot gluing it onto the stems. For the bunny’s nose, I used one half of a plastic egg. I covered it with tulle and hot glued it in place. I used the tulle to give it a little bit of a different look than the plastic egg that it is. I added a small bow beneath the whiskers.
To make eyes for the bunny, I used a circle punch and cut out two foam circles. I covered them with tulle to match the nose. After trimming off the excess, they are hot glued in place.
How do you make a bunny’s mouth? I don’t know! I tried a few different things- ribbon, foam, a button- but they didn’t look right. I wanted it to be small and those all stood out too much. Looking through my craft stash, I found some small pink flowers. I used two small petals to form the mouth and pinned them in place.
I’m pretty pleased with how the bunny turned out. It’s different enough from others that I’ve seen that I can feel like it’s an original! I do realize that he has a face and feet, but no body, but that’s what makes him unique!
He’s sitting on a small table just inside our foyer. I added a few glittery eggs to a glass candy dish to sit along with him.
Since I reused a yarn wreath, it didn’t take long at all to put this together.
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Easy Bunny Craft
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!