Easter Bunny & Carrot Garland

I'm 'hopping' with excitement to share this with you!! :-))
MidnightCrafting.com Bunny and Carrot Garland made of Stampin Up Paper
Hoppy Easter!! 
Like most of you, I pinned the adorable paper carrot garlands, you see them in felt or paper - they're just too cute!! I thought it would be a great item to make for the craft fair I have coming up, so I set about making one. I used the Stampin' Up! Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, following the measurements Lisa Storms shares over at Fiskars. When I had all my sweet carrots made up and ready to string, I thought  "Oh... cute... but its missing something!" 
I should add a bunny to the sequence, to really give it some Easter flair!!
Looking around for some instructions, or at least a photo (me and my love affair with Google again!) I found NO matching bunnies!! So I came up with the idea to make one like the carrots, but in white... and here they are! 
Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper Neutrals
and Pink Pirouette Card Stock

The measurements are similar to the carrots, but as I wasn't going to trim the edges with the scallop border, I made the strips for the bunnies only 1.25" wide. The ears are 0.75", and the pink strips are 0.5" wide. The length is 12" for the body, 6" for the ears, and 4" for the pinks inside the ears. For the pink inside the body, I used an 8.5" strip cut to 0.5" too. 
Follow same assembly method as for the carrots.
Assembling the bunny is almost identical to the carrot, it is just a matter of layering your ear pieces and tucking them into the body and stapling, flipping the long pieces out and down. But then, instead of stapling the bottom into a point like the carrot, you overlap and round the body and staple the inside pink piece together. 

And Voila!! An adorable addition to the carrot garland! 
At least, I thought so! Hope you like it too!!
MidnightCrafting.com Bunny and Carrot Garland made of Stampin Up Paper

UPDATE: To see the Easter Egg addition to the garland see this post HERE 

The perfect paper and ribbons for your own garland
can be purchased at my online store! :-)

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That is the cutest garland ever!