Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hop a Lot!


What do you have when 5 girls get together with some burlap, buttons, ribbons, a sewing machine and lunch?  A hopping good time with lots of laughter, of course!  My friends and I love to have craft parties.  For some reason, I am the only one who has thrown them…probably cause I like to be in control!  Hehe!  Anyway, since Easter is fast approaching and I love the burlap bunnies that Oopsey Daisy made,  we decided to give them a try! 


Are they not the most adorable bunnies ever?  They are super easy and fun to make, especially with a group of girls!


Make sure you HOP on over to Oospey Daisy to check out her super sweet bunnies and awesome blog!

To make a burlap bunny you will need burlap (duh!), buttons, ribbons or fabric, stuffing, scissors, hot glue gun, black sharpie, pink chalk and a sewing machine.  I apologize for so many pictures, but it is hard to explain without them…so just deal with it! :)

bunny13      bunny16

Step 1/2:  Fold over your burlap(to give you 2 even pieces) and cut a long rectangular piece.  After that, cut a V out of one end to make its ears.  It is cool because you can vary the height and size of your bunny by cutting different lengths and widths.


I only had cream and tan burlap, but wanted a gray bunny, so I pulled out my spray paint, hung up my already cut burlap onto a branch outside and gave my burlap a nice coat of gray!

bunny2       bunny18      bunny4

Step 3/4/5:  Now you will need to sew your bunny together, but just its body.  Hopefully, you know how to sew, because none of us girls really knew what we were doing so we had a lot of trial and errors! 

Start just below one ear and go down the body, across the bottom and then up the other side to where the ear starts!  Now turn your bunny inside out and stuff with either beans or stuffing…only stuff it to where the ears start!   We used beans on the bottom, so it would stand by itself, then used stuffing for the rest.

bunny17        bunny19

Step 6/7:  Next sew a line straight across just under the V of the ears to keep your stuffing in!  Once that is done you will need to sew your ears together.  We basically sewed an M on its ears.  We started from one side and went up to the tip then down and up and down!  Does that make sense?  Sounds like a roller coaster, huh?  Now you are done sewing! 


Time for a lunch break!!!  Ever have haystacks?  They are so yummy!  Sorry the picture is not that great, but I was super hungry so didn’t really care what it looked like!

Okay, now that you are full, get back to work! 

bunny9                bunny7

Step 8:  It is time to add personality to your bunny!  Chose your ribbon/fabric and tie it around under its ears to bring them together.  Use your black sharpie to add eyes, nose, whiskers and mouth…which we had forgotten, until my son asked what happened to its mouth…oops!  Next add some pinkish chalk to the ears and cheeks.  Almost done…time for the buttons.  We hot glued 2 buttons on the belly, but of course you can do more than that!  Some of the girls used buttons for the eyes and nose as well…your choice.

When using hot glue, use extreme caution!  I was not paying attention (probably talking with one of the girls) and dripped hot glue right onto my fingers…ouch!  After yelling and dropping the hot glue gun I proceeded to pull off the glue, taking my skin along with it.  It was pretty sweet, let me tell you!  The glue that I did not get off right away, caused a blister.  The only positive thing about that is I got out of doing the dishes for a few days! 


My friends with their bunnies!  Aren’t they the cutest?  I am talking about my friends, but their bunnies are cute too!




Notice my burlap carrot? It was NOT easy to make, and took me quite a few times to get it looking somewhat decent.  This post has been long enough, so I am not going to share how to do the carrot.  Happy, aren’t you?  It’s okay, my feelings are not hurt (sniff, sniff)!


Wait, I want a picture with all the bunnies!  I think I should have fixed my hair first. What is up with all that frizz?  Umm…and what am I doing with my one hand?

Thanks, so much for sticking with this long post!  I know it was totally worth your time, right???

FYI:  Don’t wear black or anything dark when cutting burlap, it gets all over you!


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  1. The reason you are the only one to throw the crafting party is because you are the hostess with the mostess! Making the bunnies was only part of the fun, lunch was yummy and sitting outside eating while chatting made my week. Thanks Miss Tara for one hoot of a time. (Too corny?)

  2. IT was a great time and I AM NO CRAFTER! Thanks for having us all and I LOVE MY BUNNY!

  3. Oh my gosh!!! I am so excited that you had a burlap bunny party! This was one of my earliest projects, and of course one of my favorites. This makes me so happy! :) Thanks for sharing with me! XO

  4. Me encantan estos conejitos, la idea es genial y os han quedado preciosos!

  5. These are sweet! I used to belong to a craft group. It is definitely way more fun to do crafts with a group on fun people. Best wishes, Linda

  6. Your bunnies are so cute.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

  7. Oh my goodness these are absolutely ADORABLE!!!!! Love this idea!!!! What a great craft!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh my gosh these bunnies are over the top! I absolutely love them. Great job. I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

  9. These are SO adorable!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have burlap in my fabric stash and want to make some of these soon. :)

  10. THANK you for the tutorial...they are soooooooooooooo cute i am going to try right now!!!

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  12. Popping over here from Sew Darn Crafty to tell you that I am smitten with your bunnies! Thank you for sharing them - I'm thinking they will be popping up all over.

  13. These bunnies are absolutely adorable!!!!! Thanks for sharing your idea.

  14. fab idea!! am soo going to make these..and have been meaning to have craft evenings...mmmm am getting inspired! thanks for sharing! :)

  15. I don't have a sewing machine, could hot glue be used instead?

  16. This is such a cute idea! Found this posting through another blog. I love the look of each one finished with a different ribbon