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DIY: Paper Bunny Garland / Runner

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Easter bunny garland

Here’s another easy Easter project for you: Paper Bunny Garlands!

The best part about this craft is that you can tailor it to any colors & patterns you want… and there are SO many great papers available. I used the new Craft Fair papers from American Crafts™ for this one (and also for the Terra Cotta Easter Baskets featured earlier this week).

I’m actually going to use this as a table runner for Easter. The bunnies are connected with ribbon and can easily be slid apart & adjusted to make room for a centerpiece in the middle.

(Full instructions & downloadable template after the jump.)

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Bunny Garland / Table Runner

You’ll Need:
scrapbook paper or cardstock in coordinating patterns & colors
matching ribbon, about 1/2″  – 3/4″ thick
scissors, Xacto knife
bunny template to trace

Directions
Find a silhouette of an Easter bunny to trace for your template. Click here to download the template for the bunny shape used here.

Cut the bunny shape out so you  have a template to use for the decorative papers. Trace the bunny template onto the different scrapbook papers, then cut each one out. Create as many paper bunnies as you need to cover the length of your table.

Use an Xacto knife to add 2 parallel slits on either side of the bunny for the ribbon to slide through. Make sure the slits are just slightly larger than your ribbon and spaced around 1″ apart.

Slide the bunnies onto the ribbon, one by one, then lay the runner on your table and adjust the placement of each bunny as necessary. Done!

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P.S. You can also use paper bunnies to decorate other areas of your home/Easter party. They look super cute on vases and gift bags or displayed in frames!

By |2018-09-10T08:34:58+00:00April 2nd, 2009|Easter, Free Printables, Party Decor Projects|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

27 Comments

  1. Lisa April 2, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Super cute! I love the colorful papers – it looks so modern!

  2. Kate April 2, 2009 at 11:37 am

    so cute! could you use a cutter machine like the silhouette

  3. laura trevey April 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    what an Adorable idea … Cute Bunnies!!!

  4. Shani April 2, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Super cute! I’m going to have to try this one for our dining room this Easter.

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  6. hanna April 3, 2009 at 12:10 am

    wow….that is great !! I like that !

  7. SoBella Creations April 3, 2009 at 9:34 am

    What a adorable idea!

  8. Rachel April 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Oh those papers are gorgeous! Great project, I’ll be linking.

  9. Romaine April 7, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    This is darling! I can’t get the pattern to load though… :0(

  10. jenn s. April 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Romaine –
    Does this link work for you?
    https://www.hwtm.com/wp-content/uploads/uploaded_images/bunnygarland_template.pdf

    If not, LMK and I can email it to you :)

    Jenn

  11. Romaine April 9, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Hi Jenn,
    Sadly, all I get is a blank screen w/ “done”. Maybe I have a prob. w/ my pc? Bless your heart, I would love it if you can e-mail it to me! :0)

  12. jenn s. April 9, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Just emailed it to you – fingers crossed!! :)

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  14. liz April 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    thanks for all the ideas

  15. stef et sa belette April 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    many many thanks ! I just used it to make on !
    it’s a great tutorial !
    I’m so sorry my english is so bad !
    I made it in fabrics tone finnanger !
    Sincerely
    you can see pictures on my blog

  16. germaine moodley April 20, 2011 at 2:37 am

    would love to recieve more ideas! Yr page looks great!

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