Not only was this project easy to create, it was cheap..cheap...cheap. I picked up this linen napkin in the dollar section at Target. That is the most dangerous section for seasonal items, it is always fresh and inexpensive. The conversation in my head goes like this "oh aren't those striped, bunny straws adorable? Hmmmm You don't need them but they are cute, you might need them, you definitely NEED them". In the cart they go. Boy did they have a lot of cute things for spring this year. They had a few different kinds of napkins there but I thought this one was perfect for this particular project that I have been wanting to do forever. I'm still undecided if I want to add a saying on the top and bottom. Like Hippty Hoppity, Easter is on it's Way, Hoppy Easter or Egg Hunt this way or maybe I like it simple the way it is. What do you think? Is it too plain?
First, round up your supplies. I've had this metal flag stake forever, can you see all it's rust? The Target napkin with the adorable crochet from the dollar section. I downloaded the bunny pattern online somewhere, you'll need some fabric paint so it will stay good in the rain or shine. I had the little sponge dauber to dab on the paint. I also ended up adding a crochet rose with a rhinestone I found in my Easter tubs when pulling it all out this week. All of the craft supplies could be purchased at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
You then cut out the template and trace with a pencil to get the bunny outline. This napkin was pretty stiff so it made it really easy to do.
I then outlined the trace with the Tulip fabric paint to create and edge. If you didn't want the edge you could reverse it by cutting out the middle of the rabbit and make a stencil then then pin it to the napkin and then dap inside the stencil.
I squirted the paint onto the sponge and begin dabbing all around so it added some texture and my bunny looked fluffy.
I let it dry for several hours.....
Then I found some jute in my stash and started to weave between the crochet holes and around the top metal bar. I tied them off at the ends.
Like I said I found the crochet rosette in my stash but you could use a button, cotton ball, or make a little burlap rosette.
Super easy little project for spring and basically this cost me a dollar to make since I had everything else already. If you had to buy all of the supplies to do this it would cost you around $20.00. It would be a fun project to do with the kiddos.
I've been busy in my little Cottage on Cullen decorating for Spring and as you can see my Hydrangeas are starting to bloom. Happy little dance here. I think this is the year of the backyard spruce up....every year I say we are going to do a garden and now Mr. Incredible is attacking this project head on. He has built four raised beds and started seedlings. We will be planting next weekend. I'm looking forward to organic ripened tomato right off the vine and sweet strawberries. I've been taking pictures as we document the process and will share on the blog as soon as it's all done and planted. How about you? Do you have spring planting going on? What is your tips on gardening?