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This weekend my bunnies came out of hiding to adorn my house for Easter. I love Easter decorations almost as much as Christmas ones. Let’s just say that there are bunnies, chicks, and eggs on just about ever available decorating surface in my house.
This bunny is making his debut in 2011. He was purchased in 2009 in the Charlotte airport by Mr. SP who knows how much I love my bunnies. I didn’t decorate last year, so 2011 is my first year to really enjoy him.
I read Stacy of Red Door Home’s tutorial but didn’t write down the directions, so my finished product is a bit different from hers. The main thing I noticed after I finished my project and compared it to Stacy’s is that I forgot to make a handle.
I experimented with a drop cloth lined with plastic for this project. I wondered if a hot iron would fuse the plastic together and I found that it does.
1. Find a container. (I used a peanut tin.) Measure the circumference of the container and add 1/2 inch for your fabric width. Decide how long you want your petals to be. I picked 4 inches. Double this number and add 1/2 inch for your fabric length. My container’s circumference was 20”, so I cut my fabric 20 1/2 x 8 1/2. Cut three of these strips.
2. Fold the fabric over 4” and iron into place. I loved how my plastic lined drop cloth fused.
Many thanks to Stacy at Red Door Home for sharing her cute idea. Be sure to check out this blog if you aren’t already familiar with it. You will be amazed at Stacy’s decorating talent.