02 Apr

DIY: Paper Bunny Garland / Runner

Easter bunny garland

Here’s another easy Easter project for you: Paper Bunny Garlands!

The best part about this craft is that you can tailor it to any colors & patterns you want… and there are SO many great papers available. I used the new Craft Fair papers from American Crafts™ for this one (and also for the Terra Cotta Easter Baskets featured earlier this week).

I’m actually going to use this as a table runner for Easter. The bunnies are connected with ribbon and can easily be slid apart & adjusted to make room for a centerpiece in the middle.

(Full instructions & downloadable template after the jump.)


Bunny Garland / Table Runner

You’ll Need:
scrapbook paper or cardstock in coordinating patterns & colors
matching ribbon, about 1/2″  – 3/4″ thick
scissors, Xacto knife
bunny template to trace

Find a silhouette of an Easter bunny to trace for your template. Click here to download the template for the bunny shape used here.

Cut the bunny shape out so you  have a template to use for the decorative papers. Trace the bunny template onto the different scrapbook papers, then cut each one out. Create as many paper bunnies as you need to cover the length of your table.

Use an Xacto knife to add 2 parallel slits on either side of the bunny for the ribbon to slide through. Make sure the slits are just slightly larger than your ribbon and spaced around 1″ apart.

Slide the bunnies onto the ribbon, one by one, then lay the runner on your table and adjust the placement of each bunny as necessary. Done!


P.S. You can also use paper bunnies to decorate other areas of your home/Easter party. They look super cute on vases and gift bags or displayed in frames!

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Lisa SAYS:

Super cute! I love the colorful papers – it looks so modern!

April 2, 2009 at 10:20 am

Kate SAYS:

so cute! could you use a cutter machine like the silhouette http://www.quickutz.com/qk2/silhouette/

April 2, 2009 at 11:37 am

laura trevey SAYS:

what an Adorable idea … Cute Bunnies!!!

April 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Shani SAYS:

Super cute! I’m going to have to try this one for our dining room this Easter.

April 2, 2009 at 3:56 pm

hanna SAYS:

wow….that is great !! I like that !

April 3, 2009 at 12:10 am

SoBella Creations SAYS:

What a adorable idea!

April 3, 2009 at 9:34 am

Rachel SAYS:

Oh those papers are gorgeous! Great project, I’ll be linking.

April 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Romaine SAYS:

This is darling! I can’t get the pattern to load though… :0(

April 7, 2009 at 6:21 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Romaine –
Does this link work for you?

If not, LMK and I can email it to you :)


April 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Romaine SAYS:

Hi Jenn,
Sadly, all I get is a blank screen w/ “done”. Maybe I have a prob. w/ my pc? Bless your heart, I would love it if you can e-mail it to me! :0)

April 9, 2009 at 7:29 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Just emailed it to you – fingers crossed!! :)

April 9, 2009 at 7:38 am

liz SAYS:

thanks for all the ideas

April 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

stef et sa belette SAYS:

many many thanks ! I just used it to make on !
it’s a great tutorial !
I’m so sorry my english is so bad !
I made it in fabrics tone finnanger !
you can see pictures on my blog

April 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm

germaine moodley SAYS:

would love to recieve more ideas! Yr page looks great!

April 20, 2011 at 2:37 am
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