A Simple DIY Easter Bunny Garland With Pom Pom Tails

Everywhere I go, people seem to be talking about spring. And namely where is it?! Everywhere is still so cold and grey. So I thought I’d brighten the place up by making a simple DIY bunny garland for Easter. I made the spring door wreath last week and that little pop of colour makes all the difference!

Simple DIY Easter Bunny Garland With Pom Pom Tails
This sweet DIY bunny garland is perfect for Easter!

My Easy Easter Bunny

I started off by drawing a simple bunny shape, just with pencil and paper, then digitised it in Adobe Illustrator.

It’s a program that I’ve used for decades now; I’ve always used it to create logos for work, but since I’ve been using my Cricut, I’ve found that it’s a brilliant way of creating my cut files too.

Drawing the bunny to create a Simple DIY Bunny Garland

Once I’d turned my bunny drawing into a digital file I uploaded it to Cricut design space.

But — don’t worry if you don’t have a crafting machine — you can just use the shape as a tracing template and cut out by hand.

A Simple DIY Easter Bunny Garland With Pom Pom Tails

How To Make Simple DIY Easter Bunny Garland With The Cricut Maker

  1. Download my free Easter bunny png file.

2. Start a new project in the Cricut Design Space and click ‘Upload’ to import your free Easter bunny png file.

You can either drag and drop them into the box or browse and select from your computer.

3. Next, choose the ‘Simple’ option. And click continue — then continue again — to take the bunny shape into the Design Space.

4. Select the ‘Cut Image, then press ‘Upload’ to take the bunny design into the Design Space.

5. Resize the bunny shape to the size you’d like it. At this point I duplicated the image, and rotated one of the shapes, so I could fit more on my cutting mat.

You can make the bunnies as big or small as you want, depending on what you’re going to make.

For my simple DIY easter bunny garland, I cut 3 bunnies from pink card and 3 from green — each shape was just over 6 inches wide.

6. When you’re happy with the size etc, click the green ‘Make It’ button and away you go!

7. When all of your Easter bunnies have been cut out, you can glue string — or ribbon — on the back of each shape, to secure them.

When I made my Halloween banner garland last year, I created holes for the string to go through, and if you wanted to, I guess you could do the same for this project.

I prefer the look of this Easter garland without added holes, so I dotted a little glue on the back of each shape to secure the string.

And The Finishing Touch?

You might have noticed that this little bunny is missing something!

I decided not to add an integral tail to the design but, instead, I used some little ready made pom poms to finish off each bunny.

I love pom pom crafts!

I usually make my own but for this project, the little craft pom poms are perfect!

Easter bunny garland — easy DIY paper crafts

Print and Save This Simple DIY Easter Bunny Garland Tutorial For Later

A Simple DIY Easter Bunny Garland With Pom Pom Tails

A Simple DIY Easter Bunny Garland With Pom Pom Tails

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under £10

Fancy making a simple DIY Easter bunny garland? I've drawn a cute Easter bunny for you to use in your projects; use it on the Cricut or cut by hand! Simple!

Materials

  • Thin Card
  • String or Ribbon
  • Ready made pom poms

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Cricut Maker (this is optional)

Instructions

    1. Download the free Easter bunny png file.
    2. Start a new project in the Cricut Design Space and click 'Upload' to import your free Easter bunny png file.
    3. Next, choose the 'Simple' option. And click continue — then continue again — to take the bunny shape into the Design Space.
    4. Select the 'Cut Image, then press 'Upload' to take the bunny design into the Design Space.
    5. Resize the bunny shape to the size you'd like it. At this point I duplicated the image, and rotated one of the shapes, so I could fit more on my cutting mat.

      You can make the bunnies as big or small as you want, depending on what you're going to make.

      I cut 3 bunnies from pink card and 3 from green — each shape was just over 6 inches wide.
    6. When you're happy with the size etc, click the green 'Make It' button and away you go!
    7. When all of your Easter bunnies have been cut out, you can glue string — or ribbon — on the back of each shape, to secure them
    8. Finally, add little craft pom poms to the bottom of each bunny, in place of a tail!

Notes

When I made my Halloween banner garland last year, I created holes for the garland string to go through, and if you wanted to, I guess you could do the same for this project.

I prefer the look of this Easter garland without added holes though.

Other Uses For My Free Bunny PNG

There are so many other ways you could use my bunny PNG file in your crafts.

Instead of plain card you could use pretty patterns — or even make a fabric garland!

And now Cricut have just launched their new mug press, you could even use the shape to create a mug design for Easter!

Easter bunny mug idea using my free Easter bunny png file

Whether you make a DIY Easter bunny garland, a mug or even use the image for a card, I hope you enjoy creating with it!

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