I don’t know about you but I find it really difficult to find great Easter decorations. A lot of Easter decor seems to be overly cheesy and cartoony. I love pastels with a vintage feel and it this case I wanted to add a little bit of quirk. I also wanted it to be pretty inexpensive because they aren’t going to be hanging out on display all year.
On my hunt last year I found these ugly bunnies for $3 on 20% off at Michaels and I saw potential in the shape.
But the face seemed a little bit angry (I don’t need bunny nightmares in my life) and the fake flowers were smashed and sad. So I cut the flowers off and spray painted them all white. It only took one coat and I just used the cheapest white paint I could find because I knew they wouldn’t be getting a lot of wear and tear.
Next to add a little bit of charm I made Elizabethan collars and party hats for them.
For my girl bunny I added a collar made of white and pale blue crepe with glittered edges.
These are so simple to make, all you need to do is cut down a roll of crepe paper to the width you want and then take a white thread and needle and run up and down the middle of the length with a basic stitch if you want a double ruff. When you get to the end of the crepe (a few feet long) you gather it by pushing the crepe together and then tying the ends of the string together, pulling it tight and tying a knot.
For her rosette I did the same thing but tied it tight into a circle. then I hot glued it on to the bunny with some silver glitter in the middle and a pink button.
For the second bunny I gathered a coffee filter and some pink crepe paper for the collar and tied it on. I only wanted a single ruff for these so instead of stitching in the center stitch down the edge and gather.
Next I made a simple party hat with pattern paper and ribbon and hot glued it onto the bunny.
For the third bunny I fan folded a vintage book page scrap and hot glued it around the neck. I added pale blue velvet ric-rac on top.
For the hat I added pattern paper and shreaded crepe for the fringe on top.
These little guys turned out pretty great and they bring a smile to all that see them. Not bad for under $5 each!
Aimée / Wallflower Girl says
Love these! They look like much happier bunnies after you gave them a makeover :-)
Haeley @ Design Improvised says