DIY Stuffed Bunnies

Easter, how I {love} thee!  Spring ,come quickly!!  I’m actually going to share one of two bunny projects with you today…. and Vintage Easter Bunny Favors tomorrow.  I decided to break it up so that it wasn’t a mile long post {giggle}.  You’re welcome!  {hee-hee}.  I’m super excited about these DIY Stuffed Bunnies.  They turned out even cuter than I imagined and I think they would make cute decor sitting on a mantel or used as an Easter basket filler.

diy stuffed bunnies

I started by drawing out the size and shape of the bunny I wanted to make on paper and cutting it out to use as my template.  Mine measured approximately 6″ high (measuring from the bottom to the top of the ear) by 3-3/4″ wide. I used canvas drop cloth for this project.  I wanted to use something a little more dense then fabric and also something I had on-hand.  My canvas drop cloth from Lowe’s fit the bill!  The same drop cloth I used for my Painted Drop Cloth Soap Wraps.

Anywho, once you have your template, trace and cut out two of the bunny shapes.  You’ll then want to stitch on your eyes with black embroidery floss and pink for the nose.

stuffed bunny

It’s now time to sew this sweet bunny up.  I used my sewing machine and sewed up each side two times.  The weave on drop cloth is a little on the looser side, so stitching up all off the sides a second time ensured that it wouldn’t fall apart (at least not easily).

As the picture states above and shows below, you’re going to need to leave a space for stuffing.  I chose to keep the area between the ears for stuffing purposes.  You could easily choose to this along the bottom as well, that is a matter of preference.

sewing up bunny stuff the bunny

You’ll then stuff (I used a poly-fil) and stitch!  Technically you’re done at this point; however, if you want to add a little extra personality, add a little ribbon bow or fabric bow tie to distinguish between a boy and/0r girl.  These are super easy, adorable and perfectly festive for theEaster holiday.  I love-love-love the unraveled edging around these sweet bunnies too.  I guess it adds an extra bit of character, a little imperfection can be fun.

Easter BunnyWhat do you think of these stuffed bunnies?
Do you have any bunny crafts to share?
Link them up in the comments!  I’d {love} to see.

Be sure to swing back by tomorrow for a drop cloth bunny favor idea!
I’m super excited to share it with you! “Hoppy” Crafting!  xo

I’ll be partying {here and here}.
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Comments

  1. Cindy Eikenberg says

    Kelly, these are so adorable!! A whole family of these would look so cute on the mantel. Am pinning! Have a great weekend!

  2. kristine says

    These are absolutely adorable! LOVE-LOVE! GREAT DIY! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!!

  3. Emily says

    Oh my, those are too cute! How fun would those be in my boys Easter Baskets!!??? pinning :o) I stopped over from Ginger Snap Crafts… would love to have you come check out my link party.

  4. says

    These are super cute Kelly! Love the rustic look! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring these tomorrow. Enjoy your Sunday!
    Jenn :)

  5. says

    Absolutely ADORABLE Kelly!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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