Funky Bunny Garland for Easter (& a Free Template)

Make a Bunny Garland with Baby’s old Pyjamas!

If you are like me and you have kept your little ones’ first pyjamas, dresses or colourful vests with the intention of turning them into something pretty one day but ended up never taking them out of the box, then this little project is for you!

The good news is this cute bunny garland takes very little time or effort and the result is fab (if I may say so myself!).

The children wanted to make something earlier this week, and after a serious lack of inspiration, I thought we could do with brightening up the middle room (it gets gloomy and dark) with some seasonal decorations. Crevette wanted to make something Easter-inspired, so we decided to go for a colourful bunny garland to attach to the large mirror in our dining room.

Bunny Garland Template + Old Sleepsuits = Perfect Upcycling Project

I find it really rewarding when we make something pretty that gives old stuff a second life. Upcycling and being creative with materials do not need to be time-consuming or tedious!
There are lots of ways in which children can be involved in this activity, making the garland even more special and we are definitely keeping ours for years to come after it comes down!

Sticking down washi tape following a simple pattern (we only used 4 different patterns) is a nice exercise for children. Crevette enjoyed doing that.

Jumpy (3 years 4 months) also had a go at using the scissors on the felt/card, showing off her motor skills. Look at her concentration! She was really pleased with herself as she was cutting bits of felt.

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter - Jumpy Cutting

Beanie (5 years 5 months) chose a pattern and put the bunnies in order, carefully following her pattern.

Wriggly (1 year 8 months) helped me stick the bunnies’ fluffy tails.

Without further ado, here is how to make a funky bunny garland.

What you need to Make the Bunny Garland:


Template (download it here: Colourful Easter Garland)
A4 card, in white or assorted colours
Scraps of fabric, paper, washi tape, kids’ old sleepsuits, in colours that complement each other (be creative!)
Paintbrush
PVA glue
Washi tape
Scissors
Hole punch
String
Cotton balls or pom-poms (optional)

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter - What You Need

What to do:


Start by printing the template onto 5 pieces of card. If your card is coloured on one side and white on the other, make sure you print the template on the coloured side.

Using PVA glue mixed with a little water, brush over the other side of the card and stick your chosen fabric, felt or scraps of paper. It will be sticky and go through the fabric, but it will dry fine. Leave to dry on a flat surface overnight.

Tips:
Make sure the whole piece of card is covered in glue without being soaked in it.
Once you have applied the fabric onto it, smooth it down so that it dries evenly.

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter - Fabric Old Baby Clothes and Washi Tape

Cut the rabbits on the inside of the template (so no lines show when all cut).

Decide where you want to hole-punch the rabbits. Although the garland is more stable if you pierce through the base of the ears, I found it prettier to have the string through just under the bunnies’ necks.

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter -

Thread through your chosen string or ribbon.

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter - Upcycled Fabrics

Add fluffy tails of you wish to, using PVA glue.

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter - Fluffy Tails

Find a nice spot for your garland!

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter - Our Pretty Garland

If you are looking for quick and easy activities to do on a rainy day with your children, why not try our washi tape cards, toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, cute button card, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art, heart-themed crafts, an embroidered canvas , a stained-glass picture or even make your own play dough?

Save the bunny garland on Pinterest for later:

Funky Bunny Garland for Easter & Template

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Comments

  1. This is such a cute idea and just perfect for Easter! I’ll definitely be trying this out with my little girl, she loves bunnies! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Ahh so cute 🙂 That is genuinely adorable and I can’t wait to give it a go with the boys 🙂 H x

  3. What a super cute idea. May make some of these for my childrens room I’m looking for some bunting

  4. This is so cute and I will definitely be making this with my little boy. I love the little bunny tails you have put on too. My little man loves doing craft things so I know he will like making these. x

  5. What a great craft! Adorable

  6. What a lovely craft to do with the kiddies! Easter will be here before we know it x

  7. What a great idea, they are so cute those little bunnies! I have pinned this post for future reference!

  8. What a lovely idea to use a baby’s first outfit for something like this! Looking forward to my daughter being old enough to help me. Thanks for the post X

  9. Mother Under Measure says:

    Ooh, i love this! I would love to make this with my little one, thanks for sharing x

  10. That’s adorable and perfect for Easter. xx

  11. Oh my this is so cute. I love it. My daughter Eva is just over 3 so good to know that she’s about the same age. I think she’d love it x

  12. How fun! This looks like something my nieces would love.

  13. That’s gorgeous. I must make this with my boys. Its such a fantastic idea xxx

  14. This is so beautiful and so,so creative! I am sure the girls had a blast making this.xx

  15. oh what a great idea and so cute easy yet effective

  16. Ahh this bunting is adorable. I love all the fabric you have gone for it goes together so nicely. xxx

  17. Mel these are absolutely gorgeous. I definitely want to do some easter crafts with my two on the lead up to Easter, thanks for this great step by step. The bunny garland looks so lovely, I bet your daughter had fun making it too. x

  18. I love the idea of using old clothes to make this! X

  19. Hello, how are you? I had feature your beautiful craft in my blog, I hope you don’t mind. Have a nice day!

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