Monday, March 21, 2016

Simple Chenille Stem (Pipe Cleaner) Bunny

I admit it...I am a bit of a banner or garland or bunting - whatever you want to call it! - addict. I really find it is one of the easiest ways to decorate and redecorate. And I L-O-V-E to layer these banners. Before I made my Watercolor and Pastel Bunny Banner, I made these cute (at least I think so) pipe cleaner bunnies. Well, I'll fess up, I made them a long time ago and I have always loved them...but never posted them because I could not get a photo to do them justice. I adore them for the fuzzy simplicity! And...don't they look cute paired with the other bunny banner? I think their fuzzy, fluffiness and single color compliments the colorful bunny banner - it makes the colors pop!

Literally, this craft is done in seconds. And be creative! Tie one bunny on a ribbon and attach it to a pot or vase for a sweet Easter gift.

  • 30MM Chenille Craft Stems (or as I call them big ole chubby pipe cleaners). I have seen them online as separate pieces, but I have not seen individual stems recently at the craft stores. I have seen continuous length of this same width and fluffiness at the craft stores. You'll just need to cut them into the desired length.
  • 2 Yards (more or less, depending on how long you want the finished project to be) or ribbon or twine.
  • Optional: white pom poms and glue (hot glue)

Make It!
  • Cut you length of string/ribbon
  • Grab each end of the chenille stem and bring them up together to meet (the bottom will just be round). (STEP 1 PHOTO)
  • Grab down about 3 inches and twist the two ends together. Use a glass or small clay pot to get your circle the right size if necessary.
    (STEP 2 and 2A PHOTO)
  • OPTIONAL: blue on the pompom now.
  • Place the bunnies equally distant apart to get your spacing and the look you like. (STEP 3 PHOTO)
  • Begin at one end and tie the string around the area where you twisted. (make a knot). Repeat as necessary.
Now hang up those cuties and enjoy!

While you are at it...make a Watercolor PRINTABLE Pastel Bunny Bunny Banner to compliment these cuties!
Printable Bunny Banner

Or grab a FREE Printable template and use your own favorite scrapbook paper to make a Bunny Banner.

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre


  1. How very creative, Holly! Those fuzzy little bunnies are just adorable. Thanks for showing how to make them.

  2. Very cute bunnies. Love the water colors. I suggested in BOBB that you change the text in your searchbar to 504Main, instead of TechFrost.

    What problems are you having with the template code?


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