Oh, my most favorite time of the year is right around the corner! By the last couple weeks of winter, I am so ready to feast my eyes on some bright pops of color. Not only do I adore my tulips, daffodils, forsythia and all the rest of those early spring flowers, I love Easter decorations and all of those candy-coated colors that come with it. And yes, in case you’re wondering, I love to EAT all of those wonderful candy-coated things as well! Peeps are always an Easter staple, whether they are the traditional “peeps” or bunnies, who can resist these pretty little gobs of empty calories? I sure can’t, but I recently found an absolutelty adorable idea on another blog that I couldn’t wait to try out and share with you all. Bonus–these have no calories, just gobs of cuteness that you can leave up all spring long.
Want to make on of your own? Go out and buy some bright colored felt. I love felt becasue it’s very easy to work with, doesn’t fray, is uber-cheap, and comes in a multitude of colors. I cut out bunny shapes from a template I printed off of dana-made-it.com, which is where I found the original tutorial. If you are making this, I would definitely recommend cutting two for each bunny.
To make a bunting/garland, also cut a length of ribbon or twine that is long enough to hold all your bunnies. You can really go as long or as short as you wish, using whatever colors you desire. What I did was sandwich the ribbon in between two bunnies, right at the ears. I pinned the felt together, making sure everything was lined up. Next, I sewed around the outline of each bunny. This sews the two bunnies together and sews the ribbon where you want it as well. Lastly, if you want your bunnies to have a face, the original tutorrial recommends using dots of brown fabric paint for the eyes and nose. I didn’t have any on hand so I just used a black sharpie!
Another little idea for those who don’t want to do a bunting is to make a single bunny with a ribbon tied on. These could be a cute ornament, Easter basket addition, or package tie-on. Also, if sewing is not your cup of tea, I would think that hot-gluing the two felt bunnies together would work just as nicely. Personally, I like the look of the stitching around the edges, but I think you can pull off just hot-gluing them and they would be cute.
So, there you have it, another sweet and simple idea for a gift or your own spring decor. Now, go ahead and enjoy a peep!