Sunday, March 25, 2012

Carrot Loving Bunny Pillow

Bunny is ready for Easter

Source: Amazon.com

I love Easter candy.  I just had to get that out there. The Whopper Robin Eggs are just the best and I have already consumed one bag full - just a small one but a whole bag none the less.  I am also a fan of all the yummy chocolate treats!  Like this guy. Mmmmm, chocolatey goodness...

Source: Amazon

The chocolate bunny that was the inspiration for my Easter pillow, however I found the image that was just a bit different than the usual silhouette one usually sees.  I loved that he was holding onto a big carrot. I like to think that it is his own post-Easter candy delivering treat.

Source: depositphotos.com

Just like my Lucky Shamrock Pillow, there is little or no sewing involved with this project.  I have embraced the joys of fabric glue! It makes projects like this one so easy.



Materials
  • Pillow cover - I made an envelope type cover so I can remove it. There a ton of tuts online.  Just Google "directions envelope pillow cover"and you will find a ton of resources. 
  • Felt - dark brown and orange
  • embroidery thread - green
  • fabric glue
  • Printed out image of your bunny
  • Pins
Directions
Step 1:  Cut out your bunny
  • Once you have your bunny image cut out, lay it on your felt.
  • Pin the paper to the felt
  • Cut around the paper cut out
  • For the carrot, I free hand cut it out

Step 2: Making the "carrot greens"
  • Cut 9 pieces of green embroidery thread about 7 inches long
  • Separate into 3 groups and braid each group
  • Tie a knot about 1 inch from the end and separate the threads so it looks feathery

Step 3:  Gluing
  • Glue the carrot greens to the back of the carrot and let dry
  • Place the bunny on the pillow cover and move it around until it is just where you want it
  • Pin the head to the pillow
  • Glue the bottom half of the bunny to the pillow, except for his paw
  • Remove the pin and glue the top half of the bunny
  • Bend back the paw and place the carrot in position
  • Pin the top of the carrot
  • Glue the bottom of the carrot
  • Remove the pin and glue the top of the carrot
  • Glue the paw to the carrot

Step 4:  Enjoy your bunny pillow!


Check out all the Places I Party to see where I am linking up, including Today's Creative blog

Jenny at The NY Melrose Family and Amanda at School House Scraps
were kind enough to feature this tutorial.


23 comments:

  1. Great pillow for Spring. Love the carrot. I am hosting a Spring Battle of the Cookers and Crafters, this would be great to link up for a chance to win!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I just linked up to your party. Appreciate the invite.

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  2. Beautiful!! Nice straightforward tute too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! I know I appreciate a clear tute so I try to make things as clear as possible. Glad to know I am suceeding.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my tute.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am so glad the Robin Eggs are only available for a short time. They are so addictive!

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  5. Too cute! I love that he's holding a carrot! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday.

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    1. That's my favorite part too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. This is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  7. Oh what an adorable pillow! How cute!

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  8. So, so so cute!! Would to make one.


    I would love for you to follow my blog too so that we can share ideas!

    Your newest follower,
    Val @ http://cookcraftcrocheting.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your blog and love the egg candles. I am your newest follower.

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  9. LOVE it! I'm pinning it! I love the fact that you didn't sew it. I have to get some fabric glue now. I'll be featuring this next week at Whimsy Wednesday! Thanks so much for sharing. Stop back tonight for a bloglovin blog hop. If you're unfamiliar with bloglovin you can find out about it at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-heart-bloglovin.html.

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny! I am telling you, fabric glue is my new fav crafty tool. Will definitely stop by tonight. thanks for letting me know.

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    2. I'm following via bloglovin! Thanks for joining. I'm also liking on facebook and following with twitter.

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  10. How Eastery! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  11. I am featuring your adorable pillow today! Come link up again!
    Thank you!
    http://shscraps.blogspot.com

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    1. Love your blog. Thanks so much for featuring my pillow.

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  12. This is sooo stinkin adorable! Love the little bunny and the cute pop of color from the carrot! I would love, love, love it if you would share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/04/pink-hippo-party-74.html

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