I searched the internet for ages, looking for a bunny template (of which there are thousands) that was quite tall, but thin enough to fit on some strips of backing paper that I wanted to use. In the end, I just made up my own (to fit my paper). You could use my template, or find a different shape by doing a Google search.
So, here goes with the tutorial.....
Things you'll need:
- Bunny template pdf (printed on to thick paper or card)
- Pretty papers or card
- Tiny buttons
- Craft knife
- A pencil
- A length of ribbon (mine was about 2m long)
- Needle and thread (or glue)
1. Print out the template (on card, if you can) and cut it out.
2. Draw around the template on the back of some pretty card (or thick paper). Cut out the bunny shape.
3. Cut out lots of bunnies, in different colours and patterns, until you have a nice little bunny family (I made 10).
4. Stick on some buttons to make your bunnies’ eyes (maybe steer clear of red – I used some red buttons and these bunnies look a bit evil - see a few photos below).
5. Using a craft knife, cut two parallel lines going down either side of the bunnies’ necks (this sounds a bit brutal, but the bunnies won’t feel a thing). The lines should be about an inch apart, and slightly longer than the width of your ribbon (so that you’ll be able to thread the ribbon through the holes easily).
6. Make a loop at each end of your ribbon. I sewed mine, but I guess glue would do the trick just as well (and in a quarter of the time).
7. Now comes the fun bit..... arrange your bunnies in a row, and thread them on to the ribbon. Space them out evenly.
8. Hang them up, using the little loops you made at either end, and..... tadaaaaaaa!!! Bonnie bunny bunting, just in time for Easter!!!
What have you been crafting to decorate your house for Easter???