I saw these on pinterest, and just couldn’t help myself. If you have noticed, I have a new love for burlap, and it is fairly inexpensive. I had some burlap already, and I found some darling polka dot burlap at Hobby Lobby. You will not need very much. You can make several bunnies with 1/2 yard of burlap, depending on how big you want your bunnies to be.
pink acrylic paint and sponge brush to apply
black permanent marker for faces
hot glue gun
1. First, cut two pieces of burlap the same size.
2. Then, cut out a triangle at the top of the burlap. Don’t worry to much about measuring and getting it exact, this just adds to the personality of the bunnies.
3. Put right sides together and sew together. This really only matters if you have a pattern on the burlap. Sew the outside edges on three sides, starting just under the “ears” of the bunny body.
Turn right sides out. You may need to use a stick or spoon to push out the corners of the bunnies. Fill with a cup or so of dry rice/beans. I used rice because I had white burlap. Then I stuffed the remainder of the body with polyfill. You can fill the whole bunny with beans/rice if you choose. The rice/beans will help the bunnies stand up.
Sew across the top of the body, then proceed to sew around the ears in a M shape. It will end up looking like this:
Then you are ready to make them cute! Paint ears with acrylic paint. I did not get the brush or paint wet. When you brush it on dry, it will give you a lighter touch.
Allow to dry, then add ribbon, faces, and buttons.
So, my hubby said, “Why did you make so many?” I said, “Honey, I only made two…” I shouldn’t have left them alone!!! 🙂
It looks complicated, but it was a hoot and only took about 2 hours to complete. My little ones helped me all along the way and named them all. We have a whole family of bunnies at my house!! Hopefully, it will distract them from the real bunnies they have been asking for….
For St. Patrick’s Day, check out this post: St. Paddy’s Day Pistachio Dessert – No Bake
Stay tuned for this week. I have Roasted Broccoli Fries and hopefully a post on the Lawnmower boy… 🙂