Garland Bunny




by Noreen Doll.

This funky looking garland bunny makes a cute addition to an Easter holiday table, or an Easter basket full of goodies.

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The garland and styrofoam balls came from Dollar Tree and were quite cheap.

Older kids can help with the assembly and will have great ideas for using him.

What You Need

White Garland

Styrofoam Balls: 2 inch, 3 inch, and a small one for the tail

Wiggly Eyes

Pink and White Felt or Craft Foam Scraps

Hot Glue or Tacky Glue

Toothpicks

What You Do

1. Prepare the garland bunny body.  Flatten the bottom of the large ball by pressing it on a hard surface, until it can sit without rolling.

2. With a toothpick, poke a hole in the top of the large ball and move it around a bit to slightly enlarge the hole.

Poke a hole in the bottom of the small ball the same way.

Fill both holes with glue and push the toothpick halfway or so into the large ball. Quickly put the small ball on the other end of the toothpick and press the balls snuggly together.

Let dry.

3. Prepare the garland.  My garland had many foil eggs attached, and I removed them.

Because the garland had a wire center, I wound it around my hand to give the wire a curve to fit around the ball.

4. If using tacky glue, cover the entire surface of the large ball, except for the flat bottom. Start winding the garland, beginning at the bottom.

Stick the end of the wire into the ball to help hold the garland in place while you wind.  Keep the rounds close together, and even overlap to get good coverage.
Press the rounds into the glue.

(If using hot glue, you need to add it a little at a time as you wind the garland onto the ball.)

Cover all of the large ball up to the small ball.

5. Cover the small ball with glue and continue wrapping the garland around it, pressing the garland into the glue. Finish by curling the garland around on top of the small ball.

Cut off the excess.  Let dry.

Decide where the front of the bunny will be.

6. Use a toothpick and glue to attach a small styrofoam ball on the back for the bunny tail. It’s hiding on the left.

7. Cut 2 ears using white and pink craft foam or felt. Glue the pink center onto the white and let dry.

Turn the ears over and glue a toothpick onto the back as shown, leaving enough of the toothpick below the bottom of the ear to stick into the styrofoam ball.

I had to break off a bit of the toothpick as it was too long for the ear.

8. Decide the placement of the ears and poke holes in the styrofoam head. Add a bit of glue before attaching the ears to the head.

9. Cut a pink bunny nose from felt or craft foam. Glue the nose to the garland bunny head.

10. Attach wiggly eyes above the bunny nose.

Your garland bunny is ready to sit in a basket.

Tips

A cotton ball or pom pom could be used for the bunny tail.

Preschoolers might be a bit young for this, but older kids can handle it.

If using hot glue, make sure an adult is there for that part.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Oh my gosh this is so adorable!! (I actually screamed it at work :)…bad idea 😉
    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Just about the most whimsical bunny e v e r.

  3. Adorable! My two year old daughter just saw this and said “I like that…what a cute rabbit. :)

  4. Another cutie! Your house must be amazing! ; )
    Blessings!
    Doni

  5. This is too cute!

  6. This is the cutest and the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a very long time.
    Beautiful work!

  7. Melanie says:

    How cute! A great way to use extra Christmas garland! So glad that you shared it at Things I’ve Done Thursday!!

    Melanie
    http://www.bearrabbitbear.com
    P.S. I launched a great CD giveaway today if you’re interested!! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/03/ummcan-i-get-zumba-dvd-to-this-review.html :)

  8. This little guy is so cute, and I love that he’s inexpensive, too. Just put up a link to this cutie on the StyroCrafts’ Facebook page. Thanks! Sharon

  9. That is just TOO cute!! The kids would have a grand time making these.

    I hope you will pop by to help us bring ‘angel love’ for a young girl who is sick.

    Thank you.
    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    Marydon

  10. What a clever idea Happy Pink Saturday! I will have to give that a try !

  11. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Shirley Lupton says:

    This is too cute for words.

  13. This is darling! I’d love to have you link it up to my party. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Okay, this is so darling.. I think my kids and I will be trying this out! Thanks for showing off, and guess what you were chosen to be blog of the week for next week… Email me for more info.

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com/2012/03/weekend-show-offs.html

  15. Adorable!
    –Gena
    http://ichoosejoy.org

  16. How cute! I have been wondering what to do with extra styrofoam balls I have and the kids would love this! I hope you can stop by and share at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.

    Erika

  17. So sweet! ! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

  18. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments! I really appreciate every one!
    Noreen

  19. Thanks for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. Your link has been featured with this week’s party! Please stop by and grab a featured button and wear it proudly.

  20. Super cute!!!

  21. These are sooo stinkin cute! My kiddies would just adore these cause we have two bunnies! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you shae next!

  22. This little bunny is SO cute!!! I came over from A Humble Creation when I saw your adorable Garland Chick.

  23. Such a cute bunny! What a fun creation!

  24. So cute! What a fun little guy to go with your garland chick. Can’t wait to make some with my kids! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Creation’s link party.

  25. Very cute and easy! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  26. Adorable little bunny! This would look so cute as table settings at a Easter party for the little ones. I can hear the little ones now as they sit down and spot the cute little bunnies. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
    Linda

  27. Too cute!!

  28. Hello Noreen!
    I’m new here, stopping by, and now following you on Pinterest. I just love this project – it’s so cute!! You’re so creative!
    ang
    jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

  29. Just saw your bunny and had to come over and check out this super cute bunny!

  30. I love this little guy! So cute! Thanks for sharing him!

  31. I love all the garland chicks and bunnies! It’s a great project to get the whole crew involved! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

  32. What a cute little craft! Thanks for sharing with us! I’ve pinned it :)

  33. I just love this little bunny craft, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope your having a great week!,

    -Kayla :)

  34. What an absolutely adorable bunny! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}.

  35. I love your site. It simple crafts that I can make with my little ones. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  36. What a creative use for garland!

    I have nominated you for a Liebster Award.

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  38. What a sweet little bunny! So cute!

  39. This is so cute and I keep seeing it everywhere. Maybe I can make one too – thanks for the tutorial!
    Monica

  40. I loved the chick idea and now am loving the cute bunny!

  41. Fun tutorial! ^.^

  42. That is just too adorable – I love it!!!
    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Things,
    Hugs,
    Suzan

  43. Thank You for sharing this with Show Your Stuff.

  44. So cute … just like your Garland chick … Love the idea!

    ¤´¨)
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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  45. What a cute little bunny!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

  46. I love this little bunny and how easy it is to make! Stopping by from the PP Party and am pinning! :)

  47. I don’t know which is cuter the chick or the bunny? Love them both! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

  48. Adorable. Love the fact that Dollar Tree has craft supplies. Makes projects so much cheaper. Styrofoam balls are usually expensive. Awesome use of garland!

  49. Aww, garland bunnies, too!! So fun! Thanks for linking this up to my Show Off Your Shell Party!

  50. So cute! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

  51. Another rockin’ project! Thank you for sharing them with us in our Crafty Showcase. We love seeing what you have each week!

    Have a super week! Susie

  52. Just adorable! What a perfect craft for kids!

  53. Aww this bunny is so so sweet :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays…

  54. Stopping by from Do Tell Tuesday. These are so adorable! Pinning to my Easter board. I’d like to make these to go into my Easter Centerpiece.

  55. This is so cute and such a great tutorial too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  56. I think this is adorable and am going to create my own for a few decorations at my house. I think this would be a fun project to do with the grand kids.

  57. Great little tutorial! This is a cute project, thank you for sharing.

  58. That is the cutest little thing !!!

  59. Very cute, Thanks you for sharing, great tutorial.

  60. awww this is absolutly adorable!!! Thanks for Sharing at One More Time …Tammy

  61. Really cute! Love what can be made from dollar tree items. Thanks for linking to TTF this week.

  62. adorable! I could see making a ton of these in all different colors :)

  63. Hi from the link-up! My daughter would love to make this project with me! Thanks for sharing!

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