Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bunny Trails.....

We can feel Spring in the air around here! 

Most days that is. Yesterday a couple of inches of snow fell, but hopefully it will be our last one. That doesn't stop us from having Spring Fever! (Or maybe I should say Bunny Fever?)

Mom decided we absolutely needed spring pillow covers for the porch. And when she saw the Bunny Pillow Tutorial at On Sutton Place she knew we needed spring bunny covers!

 We followed the tutorial at On Sutton Place, except for using floral calico from our fabric stash instead of burlap. The flowered fabric really amps up the cute springiness!
The pillow covers are from Hobby Lobby like Ann recommended. Luckily we found a couple on sale for only a few dollars each, so it ended up being very inexpensive. We actually put the bunnies on the "wrong" side of the covers as the other side already had decoration on it. But that doesn't bother us! (We are planning on  covering the backs at some point though.)

We also got a little carried away and added vintage button tails and some hand stitching around each bunny. Either way you make the bunnies, they are so cute!

There are plenty of pillows on the porch and we didn't have time to cover them all yet. But we are thinking maybe buffalo check in aqua or light blue for the rest.

 The other bunny project I made is an Easter wreath for the front door. I picked up the little wooden bunny cutouts last year on clearance. I am glad I remembered I had them!
My favorite ribbon wrapped wreath, flowers from a previous year and the bunnies got arranged (and re-arranged!) to make the wreath.

 I ended up painting the little fellows twice. The first time around I didn't realize there was no white paint to make suitable Easter pastels. The colors didn't work at all. So I repainted them once I bought more white.

 I love mixing my own colors! So fun!



Now we are ready for Spring! 

How about you? Feeling a little Spring in the air? Have you brought out the bunnies and chicks yet?

10 comments:

  1. I am so ready for Spring! Those bunnies are just adorable.

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    1. I am ready for Spring too! So exciting to see the daffodils starting to poke up!! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. This is such a lovely post! How adorable the bunny pillows are!

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    1. Thank you! It was such a fun Spring project.

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  3. Love the pillows and such a good idea to use buttons for tails. The bunny wreath is a delight. Yes a start has been made with some Spring decor.

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    1. Thank you! It is always exciting finding a project to use some of the vintage button collection.

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  4. I was very excited to read this post. I have been contemplating my decorating, too. LOVE the pillows and have seen several ideas I want to copy. The button tales - too cute !!! And I wanted to run out and get those adorable wooden bunnies and copy your wreath. What a sweet welcome at your front door :)

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  5. So glad you found some inspiration! I did see some wooden cut out eggs at JoAnn Fabrics last week. Maybe you could find the bunnies online somewhere. As Ann at On Sutton Place says, you can never have too many pillow covers!

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  6. Your decorations look great. I'm so excited to have just found this blog. I love aprons so much. I have tons of them and I like to collect them in different colors so I can coordinate them to my clothes. I'm always excited to meet a fellow apron lover.
    P.S. - I just became your newest follower!

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    1. Welcome Angela! It is exciting to meet another vintage apron lover! So glad you stopped for a visit.

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