How To Make A No-Sew Burlap Easter Bunny Hanging
I'm back with another fabulous Easter craft in the countdown week to Easter. This No-Sew Burlap Easter Bunny Hanging doesn't take very long to make and the finished result is oh so cute. Visitors will be greeted by the cute fluffy bunny tail and twitchy bunny ears and bring a smile to their face. Get the kids involved and let them put their touch to their own Burlap Easter Bunny hanging and let them hang it proudly around the house. To keep this low project cost use what fabric you have stored away to create this Bunny Hanging. Have fun with the size of your bunny. Make a big one or little one to hang on your front door or mantle.
- Bunny Silhouette sketched onto newspaper (Belly 20cm diameter, Head 12cm Diameter, Ears 12cm H)
- 1mL x 110cmW Burlap
- 1m blue gingham ribbon
- Hobby fill stuffing
- White wool
- 20cm of 18-gauge craft wire
- Black marker
- Glue gun & Glue sticks
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire Cutters
Sketch the pattern for the burlap bunny onto the newspaper. To create the bunny template, sketch a large circle for the body followed by a smaller one on top for the head. Sketch the ears on top of the smaller circle. Cut out the template with scissors. Fold the burlap fabric in half and pin the bunny template on top of the fabric. Pin into place and cut around the template to create two bunny silhouettes.
1. Use the glue gun to run a small bead of glue around the top half of one of the bunny silhouettes. Press the second piece on top and press into place. Stuff the top section of the bunny using the hobby fill stuffing. Repeat the process with the lower half of the bunny leaving a gap at the button to fill with stuffing. Secure the hole shut with the glue gun and press into place.
Holding the end of the wool roll in your hand wrap it around your four fingers around about 30-40 times to create a thick loop. Gently remove the wrapped wool from your hand holding it together, so that it does not come apart. Press the middle of the loop together to create a bow look and tie together with a piece of the wool. Using scissors cute each end of the bow and tease apart to create on half of the pom pom. Trim any longer pieces to create a round ball. Secure the pom pom bunny tail to the bottom of the bunny silhouette using the hot glue gun.
Cut a 20cm piece of 18-gauge craft wire and fold in half to create a crease at the centre. Gently pull apart to create a “V”. Bend the ends of the wire away from the centre to create a swirl using the needle nose pliers. Flip the Burlap Bunny over and attach the wire hanger to each ear using the hot glue gun. Let it dry completely before hanging in place.
I'll be hanging my little fluffy bunny tail on our front door in the lead up to Easter. The kids will do the honours and hang his furry tail in pride of place. As I mentioned above if you don't have burlap in your fabric scraps and if you don't want to spend the dollars on some then just use what you have that will fit in the theme of things. That's the best way to keeps things budget friendly. Also, have fun and play around with the ribbon on the bunny to suit your theme.
I used a fluffy type of wool for the bunny tail as you can see in the photographs and I find using this type of wool gave a better fluffy effect for the hanging.
I used a removable hook to hand the Burlap Bunny stuck onto my front door. This removes easily and won't wreck the paint after I am finished with it. Win win for me as I won't get any frowns from hubby for hammering a hole into the door or ripping off paint with a random sticky hook.