3.27.2012

Raggedy Fabric Bunnies

I love little bunnies.
(in theory anyway)
It is the ears that get me...
big ole floppy ears...too sweet!
And of course their healthy eating habits...
carrot anyone?



I really do not do a lot of holiday crafts,
but one or two per holiday and I am happy.
They are usually pretty simple too...like this one.


I tend to over-complicate matters...
but tried to keep this SIMPLE...
and seeing as how my 4 year old can almost make one on her one...
I think this qualifies as SIMPLE.
Washcloth turned bunny

My mom made these little bunnies (or something very similar)
out of baby wash cloths for my nieces baby shower 13+ years ago
and they were called boo-boo bunnies
(I think you wet them and freeze them and pull them out when there is a boo-boo)...
so that is my inspiration.
(NOTE: my bunnies are NOT meant to be boo-boo bunnies.
Someone asked...so I am throwing that out there.)

There are so many ways to make this little bunny your own...
so go with it and be creative.
Most importantly...you can ever use what you have!
Simple supplies
Supplies
  • Cut/ripped piece of drop cloth (what I used) or burlap or your favorite fabric...or a wash cloth (Target washcloths)
  • Rubber bands - I bought a big bag of assorted rubber bands...the thicker ones that you can wrap a few times work best.
  • For the Face, I used Elmer's Painters in black and pink. These were so easy to use for this!
    • NOTE: You could use regular paint, or embroidery with a few french knots or buttons - your pick.
  • Ribbon/trim
  • Optional: blush and cotton swab



DIY IT!
1. Cut/rip fabric into a 12" x 12" square



2. Roll diagonally from one corner
3. Fold in half


4. Flip so it looks like a U and fold back all the way.

5. Pinch closed. Place rubber band about 1" back from this new fold and wrap rubber band a few times.


5. Make a face, I did 2 simple dots for eyes in black and one in pink for the nose.

6. A smidge of blush on the ears and maybe the cheeks
Yes, my bunnies wear Benefit cosmetics!


Voila!
Kissing bunnies

In about 5 minute you have a bunny!
Or lots of bunnies!

Each bunny has a different face!


So, are you up for an easy craft?
Try this one!

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13 comments :

  1. So Adorable! Thanks for aharing your tutorial! i'm gonna add this to my to-do list. I would like to make one or two to display in my basket.

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  2. aww, these brought back sweet memories, about 25 years ago, when I was a room mom...I made the wash cloth ones for the Easter party. I love your raggedy ones, as well...they are simply adorable.

    Lezlee

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  3. how cute and creative! loving that lil burlap bunny! thanks for the great tutorial!

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  4. Holly your little bunnies are so adorable. Thank you for sharing your techniques. Hard to believe Easter is so close. Happy creating...

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  5. These are so cute Holly!

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  6. These are so cute Holly! I think the burlap is my favorite!

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  7. Love this project! Those bunnies are so adorable and I think the burlap one is my favorite!

    Thanks for linking up to our party :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  8. Holly! These are adorable! The little burlap bunny has stolen my heart. I need to make some!!

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  9. These are so very adorable! And so easy peasy ...

    ... though I think people should be warned not to use the burlap bunnies for boo boo's. Could make matters worse :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to our Cinch party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  10. I used to make these with my mom when I was little. We made them out of towels so we could put ice in them- she called them Boo Boo bunnies. :)

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  11. Too cute - especially that burlap bunny! I love simple crafts (the only kind I'll do)!

    They remind me of the towels on cruise ships or Disney that they fold into animal shapes and plop on your bed!

    So glad you joined our Cinch party
    Kelly

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  12. What a creative idea! I heart a bunny! Thanks so much for sharing this at our party.
    Karah

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  13. I see bunnies in my future!

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