WOW 132: Bunny Garland

04 Apr

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! :)

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14 comments
harpingaround
harpingaround

What a cute idea!  Can you tell me which Silhouette design you used?  Is it the Bunny Egg Garland?  I would like to make one of these but I'm not sure which design you used.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Catherine
Catherine

Aaaw! Such a sweet idea! Love the roses so much! Thanks for this.

Karen keiper
Karen keiper

very cute, I think i'll make these with my kids tomorrow

Lisa
Lisa

Totally cute. Love the flowers as tails!

Mary Lee Brawley
Mary Lee Brawley

I would but I'm in the middle of renovations in my home so decorating is out for this season! I did make some Easter cards to get some enjoyment out of the season. Better go mail them though! I'll file your cute idea away for next year. Happy Easter to all!

Wendy Sue Anderson
Wendy Sue Anderson

Cute garland, Laura! :) I love your eggs and butterflies. Thanks so much for sharing a link to it!

Wendy Sue Anderson
Wendy Sue Anderson

Laura, your canvas is so cute! That chocolate bunny looks so real (and so delicious)! Thanks for linking us up to it! :)

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