I’m kind of embarassed to admit that Easter is only four days away and I’ve yet to get out a single decoration. Until today, that is. Because today I saw these cute little bunny shapes and I just knew I had to make something fun. First I thought I’d just cut a big bunny to put in a frame, but then I decided one bunny just simply wasn’t enough. So I cut out a family and created a little bunny garland to hang above the fireplace. :)
Aren’t they cute? The best part is that they were super easy to make! Here’s how:
Step 1: Gather supplies.
You’ll need to cut several bunnies from patterned paper. (I used a shape I downloaded from the Silhouette store but you could easily hand-cut your own bunnies if a digital die-cutter isn’t an option for you). I used vintage-inspired paper by Prima Marketing.
Next, you’ll need some flowers. I love these flowers from Prima Marketing. I have hesitated to use them on my scrapbook pages because they are pretty thick (almost an inch) and not very “squishy” (in other words I can’t imagine them getting “flat”) so I’m always excited to find a new use for them on other craft projects!
In addition, you’ll need a hole punch, some twine (or jute or ribbon or whatever type of string you want to use to hang your garland), and some ink to distress the edges.
Step 2: Ink the edges. Of course, this step is optional – but I love the look, so I did it! This is my new favorite ink…”attic dust” by Prima.
Step 3: Pierce their ears. Use a hole punch big enough to string your jute through. I used a 1/16″ punch because my jute is really thin. If you’re using something heavier, you’ll probably want to use a larger punch.
Step 4: Add the bunnies to the string.
Step 5: Add the flowers for tails:
Step 6: Hang up your bunny family and enjoy!
Have you made any easter/spring decorations for your home? We’d love to see your ideas – just leave a link in the comment section! :)