Happy Flashback Friday and it’s March 1! Are you as excited for Spring as I am? Easter is really early this year, so it’s definitely time to “hop” right on some projects to help us celebrate and welcome Spring. Today’s first Spring themed project is super quick and easy, using ready-made pompons. This really takes me back to a time when we made all kinds of pompon crafts!
I kind of love these little bunny toppers! Back in “the day,” we did the eyes and mouth with paint, but we’re giving them a little blinged upgrade with rhinestones. These will look so cute in an Easter basket…how about putting them in small, clay pots and making them place cards at Easter dinner? Or tuck them into a napkin at each place setting for a cute surprise? You just can’t help but smile at these little faces…they look a little bit surprised, like it’s really almost SPRING?
For each bunny topper, you will need:
- One pencil (I found these pretty, glitter pencils in the $1 aisle at Target!)
- One 2” white pompon
- Two ½” pompons for cheeks (Vary the size to make a face you like! I wanted chubby cheeks!)
- 1 tiny pink pompon for nose
- Two 5mm black flat-back rhinestones for eyes
- One 5mm red flat-back rhinestone for mouth
- Small piece of pink felt (for girl bunny) or grey felt (for boy bunny)
- Ribbon of your choice
- Gem-Tac or other white craft glue
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Cut two bunny-shaped ears, about 1 ¼” long, from felt. I used pink for the “girl” bunny and grey for the “boy.”
Hot glue the two smaller pompons side by side on the larger, 2” pompon for the cheeks, leaving a small opening for the nose. Hot glue the tiny pink pompon between the cheeks for the bunny nose.
Place a small dot of hot glue in the center of the bottom, straight edge of felt ear and pinch bottom together to make ear shape. Repeat for other felt ear.
Using Gem-Tac or white craft glue, glue the two black rhinestones for “eyes” and red rhinestone for mouth. Make a separation in the pompon at the top of the “head” and hot glue ears in place. Make a separation in the pompon at the bottom of the “head” and hot glue on top of the pencil.
For the girl bunny, I tied a colorful spring ribbon and hot glued it on at the neck. I added a paper flower to her head…she’s a girly girl bunny!
For the boy bunny, I made a Spring green “bowtie” from ribbon and hot glued it to the pencil just under the head.
If you’d like, you could spray the bunny toppers with a clear, acrylic spray sealer to keep everything protected and clean.
Change up the colors of the ears, ribbon and pencils to make a cute bunny creation! If using these as place cards for Easter dinner, why not coordinate with your china? That would be so cute!
Bunny Pencil Toppers – for the young and young at heart! A cute non-candy addition to an Easter basket, fun little place card for Easter or a Spring dinner or something cute to use everyday. We never outgrow a whimsical little bunny for the Spring.
So glad you stopped by today and hope you have a fabulous Friday and great weekend.