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Rustic DIY Bunny Banner

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 Bunny Banner

This adorable Rustic DIY Bunny Banner is probably my favorite Springtime DIY yet!  And the best part is that I was able to create it using my craft stash and just a few items from my local Dollar Tree!  All in the project cost me under $10 to create and I absolutely LOVE how this hippity hoppity Bunny Banner turned out!

DIY rustic bunny banner using Mod Podge,Dixie Belle and Dollar Tree products

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Wanting something cute, adorable and farmhouse for my shelf I  decided to make a DIY bunny banner. Crafting, creating and farmhouse decor is one of my passions and loves. It brings joy to my world. Decorating my home is another passion especially if it’s budget-friendly. Seeing something similar in a high-end store at a high-end price I knew I could create something fabulous and more budget-friendly. Mind you I love a good challenge. Wanting something with farmhouse charm, buffalo checks and simply adorable was the look I was going for. Wanting something functional was a must.  I love farmhouse decor it just suits my style. Simplistic, warm.  comfortable, mixing old with new, chippiness and all the neutral pallet colors. Wanting a farmhouse vibe I wanted to see what I could come up with.

Raiding My Craft Stash 

Bunnies were a must. I had to have some in my craft stash. There was a five-pack of wooden bunnies stuff in a drawer.  Looking where I kept my material, knowing I had some black and white buffalo checked, but did I have enough left? It’s one of my favorites. Knowing I only had scraps left, luckily I had plenty.  Needing something to make the banner I checked my ribbon stash there was a five-inch cream colored burlap ribbon. A great neutral for the background. It was five inches wide, and fit the bunnies perfectly. Wanting to add some buffalo check, I had a three-inch wired ribbon that would work perfectly. My DIY bunny banner was coming together.  I also grabbed a roll of jute to so I could sting it together.

Creating The Bunny Banner

 

Now I had a plan, hopefully, I could make it work. Needing a background for the bunnies, I cut the cream-colored burlap seven inches in length. Because the burlap was five inches wide I cut the buffalo checked wired ribbon five inches, making five of them. I now had my banner. Taking my glue gun I made a bead of glue across the top, I placed my buffalo check ribbon and held it down with a pair of scissors to make sure it stuck properly. Next, I added another bead of glue and folded the ribbon and glued it in place. This not only gave me the look I was going for but now I had something I could string the jute too.

Making Cute Bunnies

The bunnies came next, I place the material over the bunnies making sure there was enough hanging over the sides, I set the material to the side. Next, I painted the bunnies with a thin coat of mod podge using a foam brush. Allowing it to dry.  Deciding to do The Iron on the method for decoupaging I plugged in my iron. Taking the material I placed it on top of the bunnies and iron it to the bunnies. Using an Exacto knife I cut the bunny pattern out. Placing the bunnies onto the banner trying to center them. Using my hot glue gun I glued them to the banner. Taking a cotton ball I ripped off enough to create a tail and glued it on.  Taking the jute I strung it threw the buffalo ribbon.

This Bunny Banner Is All About The Details

 

Because I wanted more of a farmhouse look back to my craft stash went.  Coming up with some wooden beads, wire, three packs of 6/8 inch ribbon and black and white paint for the wooden beads. Figuring I needed six beads for both ends I painted six of both colors.  While the beads were drying I decided to make messy bows to go in between the banner.   Choosing a striped one first I cut it to six inches in length, making ten. Choosing the black and white buffalo checked next I cut ten four-inch pieces. The last ribbon I cut to three inches in length making ten of these also. Never having made a messy bow before I was sure going to give it a try.  Making a total of five messy bows that would go perfectly in between the banners. My DIY bunny banner was finally coming together.

Loving That Farmhouse Charm

Next, I threaded the beads on the jute at each end. Alternating one black, one white until I had six at each end.  I strung the banner up on my shelf, spacing the messy bows evenly.   Starting with the one in the center placing a bow on each side of the banners wiring it to the jute string to secure it. Repeating this step in between each banner making sure it was even. Standing back looking I absolutely fell in love with this banner. It had the farmhouse charm I wanted. It’s one of my favorite DIY I ever made.  This banner could be used in a kitchen, over a window, a mantlepiece, a child’s room so many different places this could be used. It’s not only adorable it’s functional. Truly loving the way this turned out. I love my DIY bunny banner.

 

 

 

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