Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Bunch of Bunnies • DIY

I was on a roll yesterday. I'd been thinking about this cute little bunny design that would slip over a wine cork and sit on the table, only when I made the first one the idea didn't work. I did design a cute little bunny in iDraw but when I cut it out, the plan just didn't come together. It was lumpy and awkward. So instead I made a built-in paper base and the next thing I knew I'd made 30 bunnies.



Three things kept me producing:
  • This was so EASY to do!
  • I had a wonderful stack of matching papers.
  • These are bunnies - they reproduce fast!




I purchased one of those big books of 12 x 12 papers for scrap booking on sale last year. It had a perfect array of spring pastels in many prints and I went wild in the pink and purple section.


From each sheet I could cut a family of bunnies.

Here are some quick 'how-to" photos so you can see how simple this project is.
  • I started in iDraw and sketched the one bunny which I then duplicated and flipped. 
  • I connected the bases with a rectangle. 
  • I duplicated it and reduced the size.
  • My drawing is all in black to import into Silhouette but for those of you with out a silhouette, you can just print the patten and trace it onto paper to cut by hand.



  • I explored this design as a pdf file and opened it in the Silhouette Software.
  • I traced it and then cut it using my silhouette Cameo. As I noted above, this is certainly easy enough cutting to do by hand. Although the Silhouette made it faster, it isn't required.
  • Note: This projects works better with paper not card stock.
  • Once cut, I peeled them off the mat.


  • I then pulled each ear over the sharp edge of my craft table to curl the ears.



  • You pull each ear over the edge with the print side of the paper down.
  • Fold the bunny along its base on each side. This forms the spacer and support for the standing bunny.
  • I then applied a glue dot in the center of the head right below the ears.


  • And pressed the two halves together.


And another bunny joins the bunch!


And hops off to join the others.


I think I need to make some tufts of grass for them!

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21 comments:

  1. This is too cute for words! Thank you for the inspiration! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  2. Adorable -- love the ear bending technique!

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    1. The ears are what makes this design special. I am working on a puppy dog now..awwwwwww.

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  3. I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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  4. Adorable! I love cute projects like this, where you can have such fun mixing up a variety of beautiful patterned papers.

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    1. Ah, beautiful papers! Such a weakness! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  5. These little guys are adorable!
    Totally Tuesday first ever link party: http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/02/totally-tuesday-1-link-party-time.html

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  6. What a super fun DIY...I love it! I hope you stop by to share- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-9.html
    Nancy

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  7. I think these need a little denim egg to carry. So adorable!

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    1. Great idea! Think I'll go make some, Oh I already did :-). HOw about ombré eggs instead. Check out my March 6 post.

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  8. So cute! These would make a great addition to my Easter brunch table.

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    1. And mine as well. Check out my March 6th post.

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  9. love them, so cute. They will look so cute on the Easter table or in baskets for Easter. Andi thewednesdaybaker

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    1. Yes, and they are so easy to make that you can make and share tons of them.

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  10. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tonight!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #64!

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    1. Love the features! That and comments are my reward for the work. Thanks!

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  11. I'm in LOVE with your little bunnies!! Oh so CUTE!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer last week. Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening! Have a great day!!

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    1. I am sure I'll something for tomorrow.

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  12. So so adorable!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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    1. And thanks to you for having the party and coming by to visit.

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