Advance Apologies: The pictures are a bit murky, the bunny's a bit mangy - my apologies on both counts - explanations to follow...
So - another day, another bunny, as promised! Here's the reason for the apologies: I purchased pom poms when they were on sale several months ago, but never opened the packages until last night. To say that they are poor quality would be an understatement. BUT - since I promised another bunny today and I'm attempting to follow through on promises I make, I went ahead and put together the bunny and the tutorial. You may want to buy significantly better pom poms or make your own (there are lots of pom pom makers and tutorials out there). Buy better quality felt, too - another disappointment...
Also, since I did this at night and later than planned, I didn't have natural light to take pics with or patience for doing a smash-up job on it, so I'm ever so sorry there, too. My thought was to give you the step-by-step and an idea of the finished product and let you use both to create your own, better version! Here's the poor mangy little guy:
And here's what you need to make him:
- 2" white pom pom (1)
- 1 7/8" white pom pom (1)
- 3/4" white pom poms (5)
- 7 mm pink pom pom (1)
- 8 mm google eyes (2)
- scraps of pink and white felt
- glue gun or tacky glue
I'm not including templates or anything because, frankly, I don't have the time or patience (nice attitude, eh?), and it's basic shapes that I feel confident that you can freehand! Here's what you do:
Glue two of the 3/4" pom poms on the front of the 1 7/8" pom pom, and add the pink pom pom where they meet at the top:
You just made the muzzle and nose - good for you! Glue the whole thing onto the top of the 2" pom pom to make the head-and-body assembly;
Cut out two roughly kidney-shaped pieces of white felt and various sizes of pink felt circles to make some feet:
And some bunny ear-shaped pieces of white and pink for his ears:
Glue the feet onto the front of the bunny and the ears to the top of his head (I separated the fibers in the pom pom so I could sort of "smoosh" the ear down in to hold it better). Add the google eyes:
Glue two of the 3/4" pom poms - one on each side near the muzzle - to make his arms, and add the last one to his backside for a tail:
Congrats! You've just finished your bunny! Here he is again:
Thanks for joining me again today, and happy crafting! With any luck at all I'll get over my brain-fade, stuck mojo on the cardmaking front and have my Jingle Belle card for this week up on the blog later today - we'll see how that goes! Oh - and be sure to link up in the comments or something if you make any of these, or the ones from yesterday - I'd so love to see them! Ta!