3.30.2011

Chocolate Bunny Headband Tutorial

Looking for something sweet this Easter?  This little chocolate bunny is perfect for any age because of it's classic silhouette.  I'm seriously thinking I will be borrowing this from Nadia!

What you need-
Satin elastic, enough to go around the head
Felt of choice (the higher quality your felt the longer your headband will last).  I used pink and brown (obviously)
Ric Rack (I used white)
Coordinating embroidery floss with needle and basic running stitch skill (seriously, nothing complicated about this step so don't fret)
Favorite glue (I use Fabri-Tac)
Bit of very thin ribbon for bow on bunny
Templates (below)



Print and cut out the templates.  You will need to cut out one bunny and two backplates.
I didn't take a ton of photos because this is really quite easy to assemble.  First, with one of your backplates, glue the ric rack around the backside to create the scallop on the front.  Using your backplate colored embroidery thread, run a stitch along the outside catching bits of the ric rack to further secure it.  Then with your bunny colored thread, secure your bunny to the backplate.
Shown above are two as I made two at a time, so don't be confused, you are only working with one of your backplates right now.  This just shows the front and back so you can see anything that may be unclear.

Tie yourself a tiny bow (use a long ribbon and trim down once your bow is tied, much easier than trying to tie a tiny bow with a tiny ribbon).  Tack it down to your bunny.

With your bunny face down, attach one end of your elastic with your glue of choice, then overlap a bit and attach the other end.  The overlap will cause your headband to become a bit snug and stay in place since we cut it to the size of our head to start.
Sandwich the headband now by gluing on your second backplate.
Allow to dry, if the glue your using gets stiff once dry make sure you kind of bend your felt pieces to the curve of your head to dry.

Very Serious little girl isn't she! LOL.

16 comments:

  1. Would also be cute to put this little bunny on a purse... I know my granddaughters LOVE purses.

    DI

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  2. Love the headband, very cute idea. Love the photos too - she really wasn't into have pictures taken that day, was she!

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  3. OH The little model, all serious beyond her years...all 2 of them! She is the mirror personality of her mother! {All serious, grown up and "I will do it on my own terms"} kinda girl!
    Love, Grandma

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  4. this is so sweet! I want one.

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  5. I love this so much! The model is obvious serious about her job! Hope you are paying her! lol. :)

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  6. SO sweet! Mmmm...who could I make one for???

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  7. hiya , great idea and tutorial , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
    www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
    xmaggiex

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  8. That is the cutest Easter headband EVER! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

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  9. That is just too cute! Great tutorial!

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  10. that turned out adorable-love her chubby cheeks:)

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  11. Found your tutorial via Be Different, this is so cute!

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  12. So cute!

    Had to let you know I featured the pompom key chain you posted on Infarrantly Creative on my blog tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

    bugaboo, mini, mr & me

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  13. UMMMMMM.... are you kidding me!??!?!?!? This is TO DIE FOR.

    Must... Make... Now!!!!

    dying...

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  14. This is so sweet!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  15. Hello! I've loved so mutch this ideia that inspired me to do some for my daughter but in a plastic headband. If you have curiosity step by my blog coelhinhoseternuras.blogspot.com. By tomorrow that will be a post with foto. The bunny is so cute that I'm thinking of using it for something else. Thank you so mutch for sharing the beautiful things you do :)

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