Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pottery Barn Kids Knock-off Easter Bunting

Here come's Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way! 
If you are anything like me you LOVE pouring through the numerous Pottery Barn catalogs that come in the mail any given week. They have great design, products, and most affordably, inspiration. While going through the latest Easter collection I saw the most adorable Easter Bunny Bunting. Theirs is made with cardboard covered with fabric with fluffy little tails - which you could easily do, too - but I only had 20 minutes and zero dollars to dedicate to this project so paper and cotton balls it was!





Here was the inspiration - it sells for $26 and is 8 feet long.

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 Here is what you'll need to recreate it yourself:


  • Various patterned and solid scrapbook paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Twine or thin ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun and glue
  • Cutting machine / bunny shape to trace / your own free handed bunny shape

I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut out the same shape on to 7 different sheets of paper. I cut 2 out of each pattern in case I wanted to also make an 8 foot bunting. Here is the design from the Silhouette Store that I used. 
You could print out a bunny shape and use that as your template to trace and cut out or you could drawn your own free handed bunny silhouette onto cardboard and use that as your template. As long as all the bunnies are the same you'll get the right effect.

Line up all your bunnies in the pattern you'd like use a little bit of glue on each bunny bum and attach a white cotton ball or pom.


Awww, cute little bunny bums!


 To attach your bunnies to the twine/ribbon just dab a little glue on the back of the ears and carefully place your twine/ribbon through the glue.


And that's all there is to it! I ended up spending $0 on this knock-off and about 20 minutes!



The best part is that you can tailor your Easter Bunny Bunting to any color scheme or design trend that you'd like and you can experiment with different materials, too!
So don't just sit there HOP TO IT!! ;)
 
Linked up: tatertots and jello

13 comments:

  1. This is too cute! Love this idea for our living room mantel. I've pinned to try and re-create. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like your knockoff version better than the original!

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  3. So cute. Love this bunny shape but can't find it in the silhouette online store to download. I just got my silhouette and don't how to download from my computer. Did you find this bunny on the online silhouette store? Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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    1. Hi Patricia,
      I updated the post with the design information. You can just type the design # into the search box in the Silhouette Store!

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  4. Will you share your bunny shape?

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    1. Hi Ginny!
      I updated the post with the design information! You can type the design number into the search box in the Silhouette Store.

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  5. How were you able to cut it without the tail hole?

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    1. Hi Natalie, You just have to select the image, then press ungroup (bottom left corner or through Object>Ungroup), they you can delete the parts you don't want to cut. Hope that helps!

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  6. Ok, I got them to ungroup, but how do I select the single object I want to delete. I can see that they are separated, but when I press delete, the whole image disappears. Thanks for you patience and quick response! :)

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    1. After you have just the single bunny ungrouped move you mouse and click on something else. then go back and click on only the part you want deleted.

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  7. I got it! You're wonderful! Thank you so much!!!

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  8. That is simply adorable! Love all the different prints. Pinning!

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