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Thursday, March 16, 2017

My Cute Bunny Backend Banner

I wanted to make a new Easter banner this year and was not sure what to make. As I was cleaning out my fabric bins, I found some burlap. Somehow that would be the material to use. Now what kind of bunny to make? How about some bunny tails?
Eclectic Red Barn: Backend Bunny Garland

I decided to make bunny "backends". Here's my tutorial for making this bunny garland.

1. Start with some burlap material. As you know, burlap likes to "fray" so you could add some Modge Podge to the ends or watered down glue. I didn't do any of that, but did get some fraying.


Eclectic Red Barn: Burlap fabric for making bunny tails

2. I cut out a circle using a plastic lid. Choose any size that you want, but remember that the feet can't be too small since the burlap frays as you get smaller.

When I cut out the circle, I added a little to the top so I could fold it over to hang.


Eclectic Red Barn: Cut a piece of burlap for bunny tail

3. Then I cut out some feet. I wanted a little puffiness to the feet so I cut out some white felt to put under the feet.


Eclectic Red Barn: Cut a piece of white felt for feet

4. Next I placed the feet over the felt and pinned in place so I could stitch them in place. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Place white felt under feet on bunny

5. I stitched the feet onto the circle.
Eclectic Red Barn: Sewing on feet to bunny tail

6. Next I added the pink pom poms to the top of the circle.
Pom poms are easy to make. I use a serving fork (since it is a little bigger) and wrap the yarn around until I think I have enough. Now you have to wrap some yarn around the yarn on the fork and tie it off.

Then I slide the yarn off the fork and cut the ends. Now begin to trim the ends until you like it.

I tied the pom pom to the top of the circle, but you could use hot glue to add it.


Eclectic Red Barn: Adding pink thread to feet on bunny

7. I added some pink thread around the feet, over the stitched ones. I wanted to see it better. You could use a pink marker or pink paint.

8. To hang the bunnies on the jute, I folded over the flap at the top with hot glue.
Eclectic Red Barn:  Bunny securing to jute at the top


Here is the finished bunnies "backend".
Eclectic Red Barn:  Easter bunny garland


Now I was ready to hang my garland.
Eclectic Red Barn:  Easter Display with bunny garland and other Easter items

I have some other Easter decor to add with my garland.
Eclectic Red Barn:  Easter Display with birds nest


Eclectic Red Barn: Backend Bunny Garland Display

                My little entry table is decked out for Easter.

       So there you have my "backend" bunny garland. 




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