I don't have a pretty flier for this one, but it is sure to be a great show! I have been doing shows for this organization since 2001, although I have never done a spring show. Since I sold so much at the last show, I made up a few new items. This little wreath was easy. I bought a bag of floral at the thrift store and the wreath was inside. The glittery egg was part of a yard stake that I had broken. I wired the egg to the wreath and added a bow....
Okay, so this is a Pinterest hack. Talk about easy. I was going to do a tutorial on this but time got away from me. So here is what I did....I always save all of my hub's scraps, so I had a few 2 x 4s laying around. I just sawed them into different lengths and painted them white. I have a BUNCH of burlap, so I made myself a template and cut out some ears. I zig zagged around the edges because this stuff ravells like crazy. I added some pink checked fabric for the inner ears, leaving the base open. I put pipe cleaners up inside so the ears would stand up. I painted wooden hearts and wrapped thin wires around an old paintbrush to make it curly and glued on. Blushed the cheeks, painted the eyes and glued on some pips and ribbons. Easy Peasy.....
If you want to make them, here is an easy tutorial:
You will need kraft paper, a scissors, pinking shears for paper, tape, ribbon, pompoms, jelly beans, sewing machine, pen or pencil.
I started sewing the two sections together at what would be the bunny's neck, sewing inside of the markings about 1/4 of an inch.
This is a fun little project and will look cute in anyone's basket. Or how about a gift for those co-workers, etc? You could use chocolate instead of jelly beans. You could make them out of pretty pastels instead of brown paper. You could use raffia instead of ribbon.....and the list goes on.
Things I learned:
- Dollar Store paper tears easily and tends to roll.
- Use a bigger stitch on your machine.
- Backstitch as if you were sewing on fabric. It anchors the stitching.
- Hot glue can get messy.
- Never use sewing shears on paper!
Have fun with this little project. And if you are hanging out this weekend, come by and see me!
PS. Squishy Grandma is down 18.6#!