Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Bunny Garland

I saw a version of this garland on Pinterest about a month ago, but it was one of those annoying pins that when you click on it, it takes you to a totally random website with no instructions. I still loved it though, and I figured it couldn't be that hard, so I decided to figure it out on my own. I knew it could go one of two ways... as I envisioned it or horribly wrong. Luckily, it was the first. Here's the finish product hanging over the entrance to our living room... 

Step 1: Gather materials! You'll need...

  • Scrapbook paper - the number depends on how many patterns & how big of a banner you want
  • 1 sheet of card stock
  • Scissors
  • Single hole punch
  • Cotton balls
  • Elmer's glue
  • Twine, ribbon, something to use as string... 

Step 2: Create a Template 
Take your sheet of card stock & fold it in half. Then free hand half of a bunny. I am not an artist & was a able to handle this. Practice on scrap paper at first if you need too, but it's pretty simple. I promise. 

Step 3: Trace
I was able to fit about 5 bunnies on each piece of scrapbook paper. The number you can will depend on the template that you create. Just try to take advantage of all the space you can so you have the most bunnies possible! 

Step 4: Start Cutting

Step 5: Glue on the Cotton Balls
I simply placed a big glob of Elmer's glue on the center of the bunny's bottom, then stuck on the cotton ball. It was dry & ready to handle within 20 minutes. 

Step 6: Punch Holes 
You need to use the single hole punch to make a hole in each of the bunny ears. Try to keep them symmetrical, but it isn't necessary to be perfect. You can eye ball it. 

Step 7: Thread the Garland
Put the string through your bunny ears & thread the bunnies onto the garland. I made a pattern with the different papers, but that isn't necessary. Also, make sure you measure your string in accordance with the hanging space before you cut it, and leave a little extra on each end, just in case. 

 Enjoy your cheap & easy bunny garland!! If your looking for more Easter projects, check out my Pinterest board here

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