To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.



Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Primitive Bunnies





Here's another tutorial for my primitive bunnies that can be put in all kinds of arrangements. I'm sharing the instructions for making the bunnies, use your own imagination for different ways to arrange them in all different kinds of containers.



Here we go....



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First, I used muslin and folded it in half so when I cut the bunny out, it is double thickness. I free handed drawing a bunny outline directly on the muslin.


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I cut out the bunny about a quarter inch on the outside of the pencil marks. Stitch along the pencil mark but leave an opening in the bottom to stuff him.


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Turn him inside out, and place a piece of craft wire doubled over (like the piece shown) up in each ear. I then stitch a line at the base of the ear to keep the stuffing from going up into the ears.


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Now stuff the bunnies and stitch across the bottom to close him up.


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I cut a triangle of fabric and stitch it to his face for a nose. Use any decorative stitch you want here. Then I coffee stain them, I just dip them in a full pot of coffee, but use any formula you like.


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Then I took Hemp thread and pulled through to make wiskers, you can use rusty wire curled on each end if you would like to instead. Use buttons, stars, paint or whatever you like for eyes. I used grungy berry bowl filler that I hot glued on.


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For the tags, I cut a piece of brown paper bag from the grocery store, and just used a Word program on my computer to print "Bunny" and Rabbit" for their tags. You can use your imagination here for the tags.


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I cut the tags out, punch a hole through them, wrinkle them a little and then thread a loop through each one. I just used cheese cloth around their necks looped through the tags, but you can use any fabric you like to here.


Now you're finished...how easy was that?


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This bunny I placed in an old wooden bucket with some spanish moss for filler in the bottom and some spring berries in the back.


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This one I arranged in an old, rusty wire basket.


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Here, I arranged one in an old metal cup.



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Here's my favorite, two bunnies arranged in an old tool box.


I hope you enjoyed and can use my bunny tutorial. I would love to see how yours come out!


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**Christina**

20 comments:

  1. What wonderful bunnies! Great tutorial! Thanks!!

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  2. great tutorial again, Christine!...these are just darling...thanks for sharing!

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  3. You have the cutest bunnies!!! I wish I was closer to shop at your awesome store!

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  4. Great tutorial and beautiful bunnies.

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  5. Thanks for the cute tutorial Christina. I will be trying this for sure!

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  6. Great tutorial....easy to understand! Thanks!
    Bunnies are very cute.

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  7. I'm not a sewer by any stretch but I think I could do this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. I totally agree with everyone what a great tutorial I am going to make one for myself this week Thanks for taking the time Christina with all you and your family are going through right now.

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  9. Thanks Judy, for your kind comment! I would love to see your bunny when you are finished. Being creative is a great way to take your mind off things!

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  10. So cute! You are such a talented girl!

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  11. These are really cute and you certainly make it look easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Those are so cute:)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Rondell

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  13. I love the wire in the ears and didn't know what to do to get them to stay!!
    Now I do....thanks to you Christina!!

    I love your bunnies and how you have used them in different displays!!

    Awesome tut!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

    Roxanne

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  14. Sew cute!!! Love your bunnies! Thank you for sharing your tutorial. :)

    ~Neenee~
    The Krazy Kraft Lady

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  15. Oh, those guys are just too cute! Great tutorial. Thanks so very much.

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  16. Cute bunnies! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  17. What adorable bunnies! Great tutorial and you do awesome work:)

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  18. Just found your blog. Love the prim bunnies.

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