Hey crafty friends! One of the things I want to do more of here on the site is to show you how you can use your paper stash for things beyond just a scrapbook page. When this DIY Easter bunny paper garland idea came to me I knew I had to save it to share around Easter/Spring time.
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One of the main things I liked about this project is you could include your children no matter their age. If they are older they can do the whole thing themselves, a 7-8 year old could do most, and even a 2-3 year old could glue the cotton balls on.
To start the project you want to print a bunny silhouette from google. There are several styles to choose from, but I liked the simplicity of this one so our 7-year-old could help cut. Print your silhouette, cute it out and trace it onto your cardstock. You can use the scale button in your printing options to make the bunny larger or smaller. You can also use the trace feature on your cutting machine if you have one.
After you cut out the number of bunny silhouettes that you want to include on your garland you need to get out the cotton balls. You will glue a cotton ball in the center of the bottom of the silhouette to create a bunny tail. You can use a half a cotton ball, a whole, two, etc. based on how you scaled your bunny. This is where even the youngest kiddos can help.
These bunnies could be used as is now, but to create the garland you arrange them in the pattern you would like based on the size of where you want to hang them. Glue the back of each of the ears to the jute using hot glue.
Once the glue is dry flip the banner over and your garland is ready to go! Super quick and easy. It’s also paper so you can keep it for next year if stored carefully, or not feel guilty disposing of it since it was so inexpensive to make.
I also have created a youtube video following me as I created my banner. In the video I also discuss different options for making the banner larger, and some ideas of what you can do with the bunny silhouettes if you scale them down. I hope you’ll come take a look.
Thank you for creating along with me, and I hope to bring you more off the page projects soon!
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