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DIY: Yarn Bunnies

March 12, 2015

Spring break is the perfect opportunity to bake cookies, play board games and spend quality time crafting with your kiddos. It’s these sweet little moments that will be written into their memories and cherished in their hearts for years to come.

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These little bunnies are adorable and easy to make.
Here is what you will need:
-Yarn – color of choice
-Felt to match yarn and different color for bow (optional)
-2 Brown wooden or plastic beads
-Hot glue or quick drying glue
-Fork
-Scissors
-Cardboard or thick cardstock

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Making the pompoms:

– Cut two donuts out of cardboard – the outer circle measures 5″ wide and the inner circle 2 1/2″
– Cut another two cardboard circles, this time measuring approx. 3 1/2″ for the outer circle and 1 1/2″ for the inner circle
– Thread yarn in and out through hole
– Continue until entire cardboard doughnut  is covered
– Carefully cut the edge of the yarned doughnuts
– Once the edges are all cut, take a piece of yarn and tie around the middle part in between the two cardboard doughnuts
– Remove cardboard
– Snip any uneven pieces of yarn and set aside
– Repeat the same process, this time using the smaller cardboard doughnut
– Optional: add a few strands of gray yarn
– Take one of the long pieces of yarn from each pompom and tightly tie them together
– Cut off any excess yarn
Assembling the bunny:
– Cut two ear shapes from white felt
– Pinch bottom and hot glue together
– Glue ears to top of bunny’s head
– Glue two brown (eye) beads at either side of the head
– Glue a little pink nose
– Hot glue small pompom for tail (see below how to make small pompom)
To make the small pompom for the tail or to add feet (optional):
– Wrap yarn around fork approximately 10 times
– Insert yarn in between fork prongs and tightly tie around yarn as shown
– Remove yarn from fork and cut edges
– Shape pompom
– Glue as feet if desired
To add a little whimsy, you could also make a little bow tie or a sweet little ‘hare’ bow.
And there you go! Fun and easy to make, these adorable little bunnies would even look precious as a place setting at the kid’s table for Easter lunch. Enjoy!
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  • Lynn Capell
    9:49 pm, April 1, 2015
    I have to say that I love your show. Your type of decorating is exactly my style. So many shows are going too modern and it's great to see my style is still in style. The love your family has for each other really shows each week and it's really nice to see that in the busy world we live in today. Keep up the great work and I wish you all the sucess in the world with your new silo adventure. Can't wait to see it.
  • Juliana
    1:26 am, March 26, 2015
    Your bunny is just so cute! My bunny isn't nearly as adorable! It's a little less neat and really fluffy, but perfectly imperfect! Yours is perfect! Such a fun project and my baby girl loves our version. Thanks for sharing.
    God Bless.
  • Melisa LaDue
    5:36 pm, March 20, 2015
    Cute! Chip & Joanna - can you come to my house and help me renovate/update???
  • Patrischa Raschdorf
    4:18 pm, March 19, 2015
    those are so precious adorable for the Easter basket or table scape
  • Theresa Rayner
    7:44 am, March 18, 2015
    These are adorable!
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