So, you remember a few weeks ago when I discovered this newspaper trick and I made my Easter decor carrots?
Well, I couldn’t just leave it at that now, could I? Not with this new powerful crafting knowledge that I had on my hands. I had to go ahead and make a whole bunny. In the Easter decor of my dreams there will definitely be a large-scale bunny or two, preferably made out of some kind of natural material. (Yes. There is such a thing as the Easter decor of my dreams.) So I made it happen!
I actually got started on this guy (or gal?) the day after I finished up with the carrots, but it was a little more time-consuming. I also ran out of twine, even though to make this bunny, roughly 18 inches tall, it only took about 2 rolls of twine. Somehow I’d already used up the 10 other rolls I usually keep on-hand.
“But Courtenay.” you say, “This chubby little bunny is far too cute to be made out of nothing but tape and newspaper! Surely you purchased him from some high-end store or other skilled artisan.” No, my friend, he is indeed just balled up newspaper, taped together and then wrapped and wrapped and wrapped again.
Truthfully, his belly ended up being a little more rotund than I intended, but it’s pretty good for a first experiment with something of this size.
I’d say he’s a keeper! I’ll definitely be attempting some more versions of this idea in the future. Stay tuned!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.