Friday, March 4, 2011

Chocolate Bunny Tutorial

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I just couldn’t resist getting started on an Easter project- it’s my FAVORITE holiday!  I’ll show you how I made them.
I first found a great bunny template from Sandy’s Creations.

Easter Bunny Template
I printed it out and cut it out then traced my bunny shape onto a canvas dropcloth I had leftover from this teepee project.  I cut out my canvas bunnies. 

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Then, I paired up two bunny shapes and sewed around one side with a blanket stitch (by hand, obviously).

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I stuffed the inside and then closed it up. 

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After all three bunnies were sewed and stuffed, I painted them brown with acrylic paint. 

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Doesn’t that look just like milk chocolate? 

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I painted two coats on each side. 
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When the paint was dry, I sprayed them with a gloss acrylic sealer to give them just a bit of shine. Then, I hot glued little bows on. 

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Aren’t they cute?  I LOVE.LOVE. LOVE. them!
Here they are on display in a little basket.  I also added some plastic eggs leftover from last year with some Easter grass to my dollar store hurricanes. 

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Yes, I know it’s not even St. Patrick’s Day yet.  No, I do not care.

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What I would do differently next time:  I would probably use a softer material like muslin.  I tend to be a bit impulsive when it comes to crafting and didn’t really think about how stiff the canvas would be.  Also, I would make them more like a pillow and turn them inside out before stitching so the edges would be nice and smooth. 

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Now, I’m so excited to do more Easter projects I just about can’t stand it! 




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24 comments:

  1. how cute are those? I nominated you for an award! Come visit my blog to accept it :) I am also your newest follower.

    Christine @ krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

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  2. How sweet! I love how the paint actually makes it look like a silky milk chocolate! :)

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Aww I love Easter too and I don't even count St Patricks Day as a real holiday to decorate for..haha! Great job! Stopping by from TT&J's party:)

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  5. love it and will be linking to it on my blog so my readers can visit as well

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  6. I absolutely love 'em! What a wonderful way to pay tribute to the iconic chocolate bunny! Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  7. What a cute idea! They really do look like chocolate bunnies!

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  8. Very cute bunnies! So creative and sweet, and they really do look like chocolate :)

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  9. very cute and low calorie.

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  10. These are seriously too cute! I think I might just have to make a few! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. these really do look like chocolate.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm so going to be copying you on this too. :) I planning to link to this tomorrow.

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  13. These are adorable! Thank you for sharing! Easter is my favorite Holiday too!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda - One Girl in Pink

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  14. Such a nifty & creative idea! They almost look good enough to eat. wink! I would like to invite you to share your idea by linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  15. I saw you on Skip to my Lou and I have to say I love this! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. This is going on Tip Junkie Easter for sure! So fantastic.

    Laurie
    TipJunkie.com

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  17. I love this...OH how I love this!

    Come see me over at: http://beinglds.blogspot.com/2011/03/leprechaun-service-adventure.html

    I linked up at Tip Junkie Today too! :) - Jocelyn

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  18. Wow, last year I looked high and low for a chocolate bunny standin for my bastket on my porch...make one, duh! Great job, can't wait to try it.

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  19. I love them!! the good thing about them.. not one calorie in sight!
    Happy Easter in advance.
    xoxo
    Angela.

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  20. I love this! I want to make it into a big pillow for my couch!

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  21. I made these and posted about them with links to you on my blog today!
    http://frymanfour.blogspot.com/2011/04/night-owl-bunnies.html

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  22. We made these in my classroom and attached spring poems that we wrote to the ribbon. The students loved making them. (we filled ours with beans so they stand up) thanks!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31038537@N04/5641347038/in/photostream

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