Easy Farmhouse DIY Easter Bunny Craft || Sew or No Sew || Spring Kitchen Decor

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Cute, quick and easy DIY bunnies make great kitchen or Easter decor.

These little bunnies are so adorable and so easy to make! I stitched up a bunch in an afternoon and made a video to show you how to make your own. Take a look!

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What you need to make this DIY Farmhouse Springtime Bunny craft:

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  • Printer to print the pattern
  • Fabric (14 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide) – I used linen fabric.
  • Glue, sewing machine, or hand needle and thread
  • Stuffing to stuff the bunny
  • Scrap piece of colorful fabric (10 inches long by 1/2 inch wide) to give your bunny a bow
  • Permanent Marker if you want to give your bunny some eyes and a nose.

How to make the bunny:

1. Print the pattern and then cut it out.

If you want to make a bunny just like the one in this post, you can head to this blog post from Nanny’s Nonsense and print one out. She has lots of different sizes, but I used the page that has three bunnies to a page for my little bunny stuffies.

Cut out all three bunnies to use three patterns at once.

2. Fold your fabric in half lengthwise.

Once folded, your fabric should measure 7 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

3. Pin Your Pattern to the folded fabric.

I like to line the bottom of the bunny up with the folded edge of my fabric. Then, once my fabric is cut (don’t cut on that folded edge), the fabric is connected at the bottom. This helps to keep the fabric from shifting and keeps your top and bottom pieces together (since they are connected).

If you don’t have straight pins, you can use binder clips, magnets or paper clips to hold your pieces together. I used a binder clip at the bottom since I knew I wouldn’t be cutting that part. The purple rectangles on the ears are pattern magnets.

See how the bottom of the bunny pattern is lined up at the folded edge?

4. Cut out your bunny pieces.

Like I said, don’t cut along the folded edge, just cut all around everywhere except that folded piece. It should look like this when you are all finished:

I just unfolded it to show you that the front and the back of the bunny are connected at the bottom. It’s OK if your cutout isn’t perfect. These are rustic little bunnies with raw edges, so they will fray and look great just as they are, perfectly imperfect.

I think it’s more important to have fun than to get everything exactly perfect when you’re doing crafts like this.

5. Stitch or glue along the edge of the bunny outline.

Very Important – leave a hole on one side on the bunny so that you can stuff it with stuffing later!

See where I left a hole for my stuffing?

If you’re sewing, run a stitch about 1/8 to 1/4 inch in from the edge of the bunny. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just do the best you can. Like I said, leave yourself a hole or gap in the stitching so you can push the stuffing into that hole.

If you stitch your bunny entirely shut at this point, it will be a very flat and floppy bunny!

If you’re using fabric glue, run a bead of glue a little less than 1/4 inch in from the edge of the bunny outline. You don’t want to glue right at the edge, because you want to leave enough fabric along the edge of the bunny to make that nice little frayed edge look. Be sure to leave a hole for stuffing the polyfill in later.

When gluing, you will not be able to immediately stuff your fabric because the glue needs time to dry and cure first. Consult the directions on the glue bottle to find out how long that will take.

If you use a hot glue gun, follow the same directions as for the fabric glue. You should be able to stuff your bunny rabbit after the glue cools (give it 15 minutes or so).

I like to sew mine, but it’s just a personal preference.

6. Once you’ve stitched or glued the bunny, now it’s time to stuff it.

When stuffing anything with poly fill, always start with the smallest part first. For these bunny rabbits, the smallest part is the ears.

Use a very small pinch of stuffing and push it up into the ears. If your fingers can’t get it all the way to the very top of the ears, you can use:

  • chopsticks
  • pencil
  • cuticle pusher
  • end of small paintbrush
  • wooden skewer

Any of these things should work to get that little bit of stuffing all the way to the edge of the ears.

I wouldn’t suggest using scissors or a knife; it’s very easy to push all the way through and make a hole in your fabric. That will definitely make you sad!

You can watch me stuff the ears in the video I made: click here to see it right where I start stuffing the ears. I’ve found if you try to push too much stuffing in there, it either won’t go all the way or it will look a little wonky. You’d rather have too little in this case than too much.

7. Once you’ve finished stuffing, close the hole.

Push the stuffing away from the edge of the hole so you don’t catch it in your glue or stitching.

You can use your hands to work it back over once the hole is closed. I move it around until there aren’t any lumps.

I take it back to my machine and stitch it close that way.

You could also hand stitch with a simple running stitch.

If you’re gluing, I’d glue it shut and then use a binder clip (or two) to keep it shut while the glue dries.

I use a 12 inch long piece of fabric to make the bow for the bunny’s neck. Then I trim it up to make it look nice and cute!

8. Add a little scrap fabric bow.

I just found some fabric in a pastel Springtime color and cut a piece that was around 12 inches long and about a half inch wide. I gently tied it around the bunny’s neck in a square knot and then cut the edges in a v-pattern to make it look rustic and cute.

9. Optional: draw on some eyes and a nose!

At this point, you can also use a black permanent marker to add some eyes and a nose to your bunny. Or just leave the face plain, whichever is your preference!

I used the eyes and nose on the pattern as a reference to add my own to my bunny.

I’m still not sure which way I prefer it! I asked my friends on Instagram, and it was pretty evenly divided!

If you add the eyes and decide you don’t like it, you could always just turn it around and not show that side.

How to Use Your Bunnies:

I decided to put my bunnies in a basket full of faux boxwood greenery.

As you can tell, I made a bunch of them.

You can put your bunnies in a bowl or a basket, like I did.

Or you could attach them to a piece of jute twine and use them as a banner or garland on your mantel or around a window.

You could also loop a piece of jute twine and attach it to the back of your bunny’s head and make a bunch of ornaments to hang on a branch. Like a Christmas tree, but instead it’s an Easter tree!

How will you use your cute little farmhouse bunnies?

Cute, quick and easy DIY bunnies make great kitchen or Easter decor.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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