felt bunny pillow {a tutorial}

Does anything quite say “Spring” like cute little bunny rabbits? I told you in my outdoor table redo post last week that I was ready for Spring to arrive, and this will only prove as further confirmation of that…

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I use the word “tutorial” loosely….this is more a method than anything else. And an easy one at that. I shared in this post how I make my pillow covers, and this one was made out of a painter’s dropcloth. Next, choose what shape you want on your pillow, I chose a bunny for Spring, but any shape will do! Draw it, cut it out of wool felt, pin it to your pillow, and use embroidery thread to stitch to your pillow. If you’re making a pillow with a zipper (verses an envelope pillow cover), you can stitch it to your fabric before putting the pillow together.

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Notice I didn’t even Heat n Bond to secure the bunny to the pillow (I was out), but I’m not even sure if it’ll matter. Lastly, stitch a pom pom (I love these yarn pom poms, but didn’t have white yarn on hand) to the bunny’s backside, and you’re done!

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 What craft or DIY project is on your list to help welcome Spring?

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felt and pom pom wreath {a tutorial}

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It’s a tiny bit embarrassing to admit-but I made this wreath at least two years ago…I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to post about it. And the fact that it’s still displayed prominently in my home means that I really, really like this one-most accessories don’t have that kind of staying power around here:) What do I love about this wreath? I adore the simplicity of it, the almost graphic feel it has, and the go-with-everything color palette.

All you need for this project are a wreath form, felt, mini pom poms and fabric (I had this gray fabric leftover from another project). Just cut your fabric into 2 inch strips, wrap it around your fabric form and secure with either straight pins or hot glue. Cut your felt into leaf shapes, and sew a line down the middle of each for a bit of texture and interest, though you can easily skip this step if you’re in a hurry.

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Glue on your leaves and pom poms, and you’re done!

Phew. I’m glad I finally shared this one with you all–hope you try it and love it as much as I love mine!

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felt circle wreath

After months of looking at my Summer Monogram Wreath, I was ready for a change….I wanted something simple and neutral, but also something that was pretty to look at as the days grew colder and shorter….

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I know these felt circle wreaths are all around blogland, and I’ve had mine for a while now, but it seemed like just the thing to move from inside my home to the outside.

Here’s the quick how-to:

You’ll need…

- a 12 inch Styrofoam wreath form

- approximately 2 1/2 yards of felt

- straight pins

- scissors

-a 3 inch circle template

Basically, all you have to do is trace your circles onto your felt, cut them out, fold them into half twice, and insert them into your wreath form with a straight pin. This wreath does take time (allow a couple of hours), but the end result is completely worth it.

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I hung mine with a scarf that I just happened to notice hanging by the front door. Basically, I folded the scarf in half and used a pushpin to secure it to the top of my front door (hanging it by the center point). I then inserted my wreath between the two tails and tied them into a knot.

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The awesome address decal is from my sponsor, Belvedere Designs! If you want something similar, head to their Design Center, where you can create your own in any color, font, and size that your heart desires.

So tell me-what color would YOU choose to make one of these pretties in? Would you choose white, like myself? Or a pretty Autumnal color like yellow, red, or rust? Would love to know!

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