Welcome, triple-D friends! Today I’m making the cutest and easiest DIY drop cloth Easter bunny from scrap fabric. I used a drop cloth for my farmhouse bunnies, but you can use different fabrics. But I’m warning you. If you make one, you’re making more.
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Easy Craft Decor For Easter
When I decided to look for a cute Easter craft idea to use up some of my fabric scraps (because I have issues throwing things away), I found this idea on Pinterest, of course.
I was thinking they would look cute in the Grandkid’s Easter baskets, but that was until I made my first one. I was totally hooked and began cutting one, two, three, and four before I stopped.
These are mine now. I guess I’ll have to make more. Darn it. LOL
I’d like to use an old quilt that I salvaged from my Mom too. Those would make adorable farmhouse bunnies.
If you love drop cloth projects, here are a few of my favorite DIYs.
Simple Drop Cloth Easter Bunny Tutorial
Easy To Follow Instructions
STEP 1: I made this simple bunny template out of paper. I grabbed a sheet from the junk drawer and went to scribbling. After a couple of attempts, I was happy with how it looked.
STEP 2: Lay the bunny shape paper figure on top of your fabric and trace around the bunny with a marker or sharpie. I was a bit worried that I made the bunny a bit on the small size, so when I traced the outline, I made it larger. I was winging it.
Cutting The Fabric
STEP 3: Using my pinking shears, I carefully cut around the bunny and left a seam allowance of about 1/4 inch. The pinking shear will make a zigzag cut that keeps the fabric from fraying. It will have a bit of fraying, but it actually adds such a softness to the material. Especially drop cloth. You will need two pieces for each bunny. Add one bunny on top of the other (double layer of fabric) with the finished side of the fabric facing outward. We won’t be turning these inside out. This is so easy!
Pull away loose strands from the edges and cut any extra long frayed edges to make the cutouts look uniform.
STEP 4: Set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch. I like to make a test stitch on a scrap piece of fabric before actually sewing a new project to make sure I have the right setting.
Take your two pieces and sew around the bunny but leave the bottom open for stuffing. You can use straight pins to secure the two pieces together before sewing, but I found it was more work than it was worth.
If you don’t have a sewing machine, no worries. You can use a needle and thread and do a simple stitch. It will work too.
Stuffing The Little Cuties
STEP 5: Now, stuff the drop cloth bunny with poly fil. You can use a pencil or a blunt-ended object to push the stuffing all the way up into the ears and throughout the body.
Don’t overstuff your bunnies unless you want extra fluffy ones. I like mine a bit on the thinner side. It makes it easy to stuff them into Easter baskets or in home decor displays.
STEP 6: After you have your Easter bunny filled, go back to the sewing machine and sew the bottom of the bunny closed.
I totally got so excited that I missed adding cotton balls for the fluffy tails. I’m adding those now. Secure the tails with a dab of hot glue. I tied a piece of twine around my bunnies’ necks for a farmhouse look.
You might prefer the look of a piece of ribbon tied in a cute bow too.
Are these little guys adorable, or what?! Just add Easter eggs! They’re the perfect complement to your Spring decor.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial on how to create a cute drop cloth Easter bunny. Now that you know how easy it is, I want to hear all about the bunnies you plan on making for your Spring display in your home.
Or just say hello so that I know you stopped by. I love hearing from my fellow DIYers.
Until the next project… xo, Do