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Burlap Easter Bunny Ear and Butterfly Napkin Ring Tutorial
I’m visiting a little early this month…did you notice? That’s because I wanted you to have plenty of time to make these adorable burlap Easter Bunny Ear and Butterfly napkin rings for your Easter Table if you’d like to….and because I have a favor to ask.
Last month when Shannon and I were talking about what I was going to share with you today, I was excited because my Pier 1 Imports Spring catalog had arrived just a couple of days earlier and when it did, I saw these:
Aren’t they adorable?! I knew immediately that these cute burlap bunny ear napkin rings were going to make an appearance on my Easter Table and that I was going to show you how to make them, too!
I was delighted. It was over a month before Easter and I had my table scape all figured out!
But then, sometime in mid-February, the butterflies made their appearance. You remember my mantel from last month, don’t you? Remember the cute little butterfly at the tip of the bunny’s nose? Well, from that moment on, I had a problem…I fell in love with butterflies. So now, I need your opinion:
…Bunny Ears, or Butterflies?
The process to make them is the same and you’ve probably got the materials on hand : Burlap, fusible interfacing and an empty cardboard paper towel tube. You’ll also need some hot glue, scissors and a pencil or marker. I happened to have a disappearing ink marker leftover from a sewing class that one of my sons took. And yes, I did say son.
First, cut two pieces of burlap that are approximately the same size. Insert a sheet of fusible web between them and follow the directions to fuse the two pieces into one.
In case you’re not familiar with it, fusible web is a paper backed adhesive that you iron onto fabric when you want to adhere it to another fabric. Some people use it when the applique, I use it to keep burlap from fraying when I want to make it into small shapes. The result is a nice, thick, piece of burlap that will stay together when you cut it.
Next, cut a slit down the length of the cardboard tube. Flatten the tube slightly and cut it into strips that are approximately 1 inch wide. One paper towel tube made ten strips.
Wrap each strip in a piece of burlap making the seam in the middle of what will become the “inside” of the tube.
Gently roll the strip back into a circle, trim one end of the burlap even with the tube and allow the other end to overhang by about 1/2 inch. Tuck the trimmed end into the overhang and hot glue in place.
Simple enough so far, right?! Well, this is where the choice comes in: Cut either one butterfly or one pair of bunny ears….or, if you’re like me and you can’t make up your mind, make some of each.
To make the butterflies: Cut a butterfly shape from card stock. Using a marker, trace the butterfly onto the burlap and cut it out. Using wire or a pipe cleaner, form a “body” and antennae.
On the “top” of the butterfly, make a line of hot glue in the center of the butterfly, lay the wire in the glue and bend the wings upward slightly. Glue the butterfly to the burlap covered ring.
Add some pearls or beads to the body…add sequins to the wings…or not.
For the bunny ears: Cut an “ear shape” from card stock. Trace two ears onto the burlap and cut them out.
Make a fold in the center of the the bottom of the ear. Make a 1/2 inch long line of hot glue that goes from the bottom toward the top. Fold and pinch the ear until the glue cools. This makes your ears two dimensional and allows them to have a “base” to stand on when you glue them to the ring.
Glue the ears to the burlap covered ring.
Now do you see my problem? Do you use napkin rings? If so, which would you choose?
I’d love to know what you think and, as always, if you decide to make them, I’d love to see them!
You can look forward to a visit from Kimberly here at the hollow every month!
She shares the best craft and decor ideas with us.
I feel so lucky that we have her stop by.
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