These bunnies are multiplying rapidly around the house! For the past few nights, I've been working on these easy-to-make white burlap bunnies while watching TV. Before I knew it, I had made 9 of them. One fell in the floor and Lucy, our dog, snapped it up and ripped it to shreds before I could do anything! I guess they look like dog toys to her.
They are made just like my easy-to-make fabric hearts. Remember those? First, I found a pattern to use and printed it. I found this one online.
Next, I cut 2 pieces of white burlap larger than my pattern and then traced around the pattern with a brown marker.
Then I hand-stitched the bunny using DMC embroidery thread. I've found that the embroidery thread works better than regular thread when stitching burlap pieces together. I left a small opening so that I could stuff them with polyester fiberfill. After stuffing them, I trimmed close to the stitching with scissors and gave my bunnies some eyes using black buttons.
And, of course, bunnies need some cottontails, right? So I just happened to have some of this trim left over from another project so I snipped off the balls and hot-glued them onto the bunnies.
And to finish them off, I added a little green bow! Aren't they cute? I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do with them, but you can be sure it's part of spring-i-fying the Crossroads!
I love your burlap bunnies. Would like to know the size of yours and where I could find a template.
I'm sending you an email with the template that I used to create the bunnies. I do not remember what size they ended up being but you could always make one out of scrap fabric to test the size!
Very fun idea - Perfect for Spring! thanks for stopping by my blog.
Oh, my goodness! Your bunnies are adorable!!!! I'm pinning. 🙂
toooo cute! I may have to try making some of these!!
I saw these the other day Jane, pinned and shared on FB but hadn't left a comment! I love the white burlap and the brown stitching 🙂
They are going to be pot stickers for me and maybe across kitchen window seal. So cute.
Very cute and easy! They would be adorable strung together on a banner!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
Oh, gosh, those are adorable, Jane! They would be cute on a stick to place in a potted plant!
cute cute Jane!
These would be cute if you attached them to a stick and then stick them in plants or flower arrangements. . .for inside the house of course. Very cute and easy!
These are so cute and original. Love the green bow. Jean
These are just too cute! Too bad I can't sew a lick. I supposed I could use fabric glue. Anything that land on the floor is fair game for dogs. Our two doxies would have torn them to shreds too.
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Simply the cutest Jane!!!!...Have fun Springifying the Cottage!...I think they would look great as a garland!...and thank Leo for playing "my song or our song"....Have a great weekend! and Happy Spring!
Jane, these are just adorable! What about sewing them on the machine? I am thinking it might save a bit of time. The embroidery does give them a special look though~
These are so cute Jane...and I love that you used white burlap. I can't wait to see what you do with them. We are on vacation but I'll be back Sunday in time for All Things Spring. This is the perfect post for that!
Bunnies will do that! LOL! They are so cute Jane! They made me smile when I saw them.
Jane they are darling! I hope you shared them at yesterdays hop ( you can still link up through Sat) xo
Jane those are so cute, and my dog would have done the same thing. I opened a package on Christmas and it was new fuzzy slippers, the dog looked in the box, grabbed a slipper, and ran off to play with it. I laughed so hard she thought it was a new toy for her and I didn't have the heart to take it from her. So my new slippers went to the dog.
Jane, They are so cute! They would make a cute banner!!
These little guys are darling. Have a wonderful weekend!
Diane @ The Checkered Apple
These are too cute! Happy Spring!
They good great. That's something my dog.