Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Bunny Banner

I love Spring and I love Easter.  I also love to add to my seasonal decor when I can, so I made this bunny banner to adorn my chalkboard.
This time I'm kickin' it old school and using my Cricut Expressions machine and the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  If you don't have these two items, any bunny pattern will do.  There are several bunny patterns on Pinterest.  All the supplies needed, I had on hand.  Just use what you have.
To recreate my bunny banner, you will need:
White card stock
Blue, Peach, Pink, Green and Purple card stock
One cotton ball
Glue
Hole punch
Scissors
White bias tape or ribbon
6" strands of tiny ribbon in colors matching your card stock
White yarn
Fork

First, using your die cutting machine, cut one bunny with shadow at 4", then two more at 3 1/2", then two more at 3".  I cut all of my shadows in white first, then the colored bunnies last, but that's just me!  Glue the two pieces together and then add a little bit of the cotton ball for the tail.  Lastly, punch a hole in one ear for hanging.
Now for stringing them into a banner.  I used some white bias tape and measured out a piece about a yard long.  Next cut five smaller pieces to tie the bunnies on to the long piece like you see above.  Find the center of your strand and tie on your 4" bunny there.  Space the others starting with the 3 1/2" bunnies and then lastly the 3" bunnies according to how you want them to look.
Now for the tassels.  I have TONS of ribbon, so I just grabbed some colors matching my bunnies and cut several for each tassel at 6" lengths.  Gather them all together and tie one end with another piece of ribbon to hold it all together.
Ok, this was fun!  Baby fork pom-poms.  So cute and easy!  HERE is where I learned to make these, but basically all you do is wrap your yarn around the middle of the fork about 35 times and then cut another length of yarn and feed it up through the middle space like you see above and then bring the other end up through the front middle and tie one time pretty tight.  Slide the yarn off the fork and tighten it really tight and then tie it one more time to hold it.  Using sharp scissors, cut all the loops, fluff and trim into a ball shape.  Go watch the video , its really easy.  I'm making it sound way harder than it really is.
Now tie your tassels and pom-poms on in the middle of each bunny.  Space them to your liking, hang and enjoy!  My ribbon was long enough I could tie it around my chalkboard and tie into a bow.  I think it turned out so sweet!
This would also be adorable hanging on your mantel or a mirror.  The possibilities are endless, get creative!
From this angle the bunnies almost all look the same size, but remember the center one is 4" and then they go out smaller to the ends.
Now we have little hopping bunnies hanging in the kitchen to make us smile when we walk through.


I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial and will be able to try one for yourself.  Now I need to get the rest of the house all decorated for Easter!

Would you like to see more of my Easter creations?

Easter Egg Wreath - go HERE.
Easter Egg Wreath Revisited - go HERE.
Old Bookpage Easter Eggs - go HERE.
Yarn Carrot Craft - go HERE.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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2 comments:

  1. This turned out so cute! I just did a wooden bunny that was this shape!! Would love for you to stop by tonight 10pm eastern and join our party!!
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    Have a fab. week!!
    Jess

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  2. Adorable! Love the colors you used! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

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