I think Easter is my favourite holiday after Christmas. I love the excitement of warmer weather, summery food, warm sun and shedding off our coats and layers of winter. I love the season of renewal. Easter is a holiday I don’t have enough decorations for (I think Mike would disagree), so I am crafting a few cheery and fun Easter items, starting with this felt bunny garland.
What you will need:
Felt squares in your colour of choice. (I got 4 sheets at Dollar Tree, 2 for $1.25)
Yarn for bunny tails (Dollar Tree $1.25)
I made my own stencil by drawing out a few bunny shapes. I used a jam jar lid for tracing.
When you are happy with your stencil, cut it out and place over your felt and lightly trace with a pencil. I folded my felt squares in half so I each square would make two bunnies. Carefully cut out your bunnies.
When you have cut out all of your bunnies, use your hole punch to make a hole in each ear. Or as my 4 year old noted, pierce the bunnies ears.
To make the pompom bunny tails, wrap a long length of yarn around 2 or 3 of your fingers, depending how big you want your pompoms. I wrapped the yarn around my fingers about 20 times each. Slide the yarn off your fingers, and holding tightly, tie a small length of yarn at the centre of the bundle to secure.
Snip the loops of your bundles and fluff to create the pompom. Repeat one per bunny. If you wan to make a super small pompom, complete the same process but wrap yarn around a fork and tie the centre together through the prongs. That is how my grandma taught me how to make a pompom!
I glued the bunny tails to the felt with a dab of hot glue.
The last step is to thread twine through the bunny ears and hang! Ours lives on our shelf in the living room.
I guess it’s time to pull out the rest of the Easter decor. The bunny is on his way!