Easter is just around the corner, so I thought it would be fun to make an easy and quick Easter project. I have a thing about bunnies.. They are just so adorable.. Last year I made this burlap bunny Penny that came first in the Royal Manx Agricultural Show last year in the soft toy category! This year I wanted to try making some bunnies from pom poms..
Here is what I did.. I remember making pom poms when I was younger and I always thought its such a fun and easy way to make something cute and it would work perfect for creating some bunnies.
I chose the yarn in two shades – grey and one off white. You can get gadgets nowadays for creating different size pom poms but I went with the good old fashioned cardboard. It’s simple and easy and most importantly, you probably have a piece of cardboard at home already! I cut out two different sized squares – 1 for the body and 1 for the head.
This picture explains step by step how I made the pom poms.
I then glued the pom poms together to create the bunnies. I cut out some ears out of felt and glued them together.
Then I glued the ears in place and added the eyes, nose and whiskers. The whiskers I created from some fishing line and glued in place.. Then I added some ribbons to ‘dress’ them up!
And the two bunnies were created – Meet Ronnie and Reina** my two Easter Bunnies.
** Ronnie and Reina – I always give names to my creations and I spend hours searching for the right ones as if they were babies.. well they kind of are my babies.. So my husband came up with the boy’s name – Ronnie (hmmm snooker fan of course named after Ronnie O’Sullivan) and Reina – my friend came up with it as it is a traditional Manx name and I thought it had a nice ring to it, don’t you?