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How to make your Bunny Peeps Garland

 

Sweet, colorful marshmallow Peeps have become an iconic symbol for Easter and all things spring. I am so excited for spring! I’ve had this idea floating around in my head for a while now. I wanted to make a Bunny Peeps Garland. I instantly turned to Pinterest for ideas.  Dana from Favcrafts.com has a darling Bunny Peeps Garland that I fell in love with, but I took it in a different direction.

MATERIALS:

*FELT – Dana used all yellow felt.  I chose yellow, pink, green, purple, blue and orange.
*EMBROIDERY FLOSS – Colors to match the felt.
*NEEDLE
*RIBBON
*PATTERN
*BROWN FABRIC PAINT
*SCISSORS
*BLACK SHARPIE – I used their Ultra Fine Point.
*STRAIGHT PINS
*SEWING MACHINE
*POLYFILL STUFFING

How to Guide

1. Print your Bunny Peeps Garland pattern on white card stock. This will be used as your template. I preferred a Bunny Peeps Garland pattern from Haylee at Nannysnonsense.com.

2. With your pattern printed and cut out, fold your felt in half. Each bunny is double layered - a front and back. Then trace your bunnies and cut them out. I made 2 of each color, equaling 12 peeps. You can cut out as many as you like.

Bunny Peeps Garland Pattern

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2. With your pattern printed and cut out, fold your felt in half. Each bunny is double layered – a front and a back. Then trace your bunnies and cut them out. I made 2 bunnies of each color, equaling 12 Peeps. You can cut out as many as you like.

3. Now it’s time to decorate their cute, little faces. You’ll only be decorating the front of the bunny, so leave the backs unpainted. I used a dark brown acrylic paint, because I could not find brown fabric paint.

3. Now it’s time to decorate their cute, little faces. You’ll only be decorating the front of the bunny, so leave the backs unpainted. I used a dark brown acrylic paint, because I could not find brown fabric paint.

4. I first used a pencil eraser as Dana suggested, but I found it was too big for my Peeps. Instead, I used the tip of my thread unpicker.  Just find what works for you. Place a piece of paper under your bunny, because the paint seeps through. Dip your object in the paint and dab it onto the bunny. They don’t have to be perfect, so don’t worry about that.

5. Let your bunnies dry. It took mine about 30 minutes. Fabric paint will take at least an hour to dry.

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6. While the faces are drying, you can sew the back side of your bunnies to the ribbon. I chose orange ribbon with white polka-dots. You use what you like. Using a straight pin, pin your bunnies to the ribbon. Space them how you like, then sew across them.

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7. Time to sew on the front. Favcrafts sewed each one on, using a sewing machine. I prefer to sew the front of the bunnies on by hand, using my matching embroidery floss. I used a back stitch and left a small opening at the bottom.

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8. I chose to stuff each bunny, to make it look like a puffy marshmallow Peep.  Dana did not stuff hers.

9. After stuffing your bunny, stitch it closed. Repeat until all your bunnies are on!

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10. Now your done! Enjoy your darling Bunny Peeps Garland!!!

Thank you Dana from Favcrafts.com! I give her a 4 4-nutshells nutshell rating. Her idea was great and inspired me, but I changed it by making multicolored Peeps, hand stitching each one and stuffing it to look like a puffy marshmallow.  I also got the template from Haylee at Nannysnonsense.com, thank you Haylee! 

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