Sunday, 4 April 2010

DIY bunny ears

So bunnies have been taking over the fashion world lately, particularly headwear wise with a little help from Louis Vuitton.
I was inspired by my new Hello Kitty doll to make some bunny ears all my own for Easter! So when I was shopping for art materials yesterday I picked out some felt and a basic headband. The fabric in the background is just for show. :)
So first I cut out two ear shapes in thin card and stuck them onto the cream felt.
And while that was drying I moved onto the headband base, which was a little too big to fit one piece of felt on so there's a join but I glued the edges underneath for neatness. This takes a little patience as you need to make sure it stays down before you move onto the next bit and the fabric wanted to curl back to being flat.
So after a sensibly amount of time I cut round the ears and flipped them over to stick on some more felt.
I must admit that I improvised the shapes of the pink sections but you could make them more in the shape of the cream bit, anyway I stuck them on next.
Now sticking the ears to the headband takes a lot of patience indeed as you need to hold them in place while the glue dries to make sure they stay upright. I wasn't sure if the first one was working or not so I glued an extra flap of felt on aswell to help it remain upright. When the glue was about half dry I moved onto the second ear this time joining the relavent part of the flap onto the ear first for ease. After a small while I places the headband down but put an object beneath each ear to keep them at the right level compared to the headband.

6 comments:

  1. So fun, darling!

    Happy Easter!

    xoxox,
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  2. You did a marvellous job! They ears came out great. And you made it so easy!

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  3. Hello fb profile ears!
    xxx

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