Good morning! Today I have a fun DIY project to help get your home ready for Easter and spring! This Felt Bunny Welcome Sign is a quick and inexpensive way to decorate for the season. Felt, ribbon, embroidery floss, and the free printable pattern is all you need!
- Printable Pattern: Located at the end of this post.
- White felt – yardage of white felt will work better than sheets of 9×12 since the body of the bunny is 11.5″ wide. I got a 1/2 yard of white felt and it was more than enough.
- Felt scraps or 9×12 sheets – light pink, dark pink, orange, yellow and light or dark green
- Embroidery floss – white, pink, grey, orange, and green
- Felt letters – I bought pre-made felt letters or you could cut your own
STEP 1: Cut the pattern pieces out of your felt. There are four pages of patterns found above under Supplies Needed. Once everything is cut out, you will have 13 pieces.
STEP 2: Using a running stitch and your white embroidery floss, hand sew the pink inner ears onto their coordinating white ears.
STEP 3: Pin the bunny head, feet, ears, arms, and carrot to the bunny body. Using a running stitch, hand sew around each body part, and as you are doing that, you will connect them to the body. I started with the head, then ears, then feet. Go to the next step for the arms.
STEP 4: To attach the bunny arms, make sure the carrot pieces are pinned in place. The bunny arms should overlap the carrot slightly. Again, use a running stitch and the white embroidery floss to stitch all around the bunny arms.
STEP 5: Attach the carrot, make sure to tuck the light green carrot top under the yellow and orange carrot layers. I stuck the adhesive felt letters to the front of my yellow carrot piece. If you aren’t using adhesive felt letters, you will need to stitch your letters in place. With the orange and green embroidery thread, hand sew the carrot and carrot top with a running stitch.
STEP 6: Add details. With pink embroidery thread add paw lines to the bunny’s hands and feet. Hand sew the pink nose on to the bunny head. Using the grey embroidery thread, hand sew eyes, a mouth, and whiskers.
STEP 7: Add a bow tie!
STEP 8: Attach a hanging ribbon. I pinned ribbon to the tops of the bunny ears and then tested them out on my wall. I adjusted where I had them pinned so I wasn’t making the bunny head pucker out. Once I had a good placement, I hand sewed the ribbon into place. The bunny welcome sign is ready to go!!
Spring decorations are so cheerful and bright! This little bunny is ready to welcome the spring season! This bunny along with the Easter Pillow Wreath I showed you last week are helping get our house ready. Do you decorate for spring and Easter?
Free printable pattern: Download, save to desktop first, then print at 100%.Download Bunny-Welcome-Sign-Pattern-BugabooCity.pdf
Bunny-Welcome-Sign-Pattern-BugabooCity.pdf - 46 MB