Saturday, March 1, 2014

DIY Bunny Pillow

I don't know about you but I love pillows, pillows of  any size.  What I have learned over the years is to buy good down pillow inserts and just change out the covers. By doing that you save a ton on storage room, it's easier to store pillow covers verses big fluffy pillows. For Spring and Easter I really wanted a bunny pillow, so I went online and searched images.  And I found this one! 

I found these 18x18 faux linen pillow overs at Hobby Lobby. they are reg. 4.99 each but they were half off! SCORE!! Only 2.49! WOOHOO

  I printed out the bunny image on paper and decided it was just too small. 
 I cut it in half and enlarged each half. yes I am sure there is an easier way but I am so not computer savvy!

  I pinned my two halves together and it was just the size I wanted. Now while I know lots of people use transfer paper or freezer paper, I went old school.
 I traced the bunny in pencil
 Took a fabric marker and went over the pencil
 Filled in the entire bunny with the marker. Now I did this because I wanted to use paint but did not want layer after layer of paint, so this was kinda like a primer for me.
 I went over the ink with paint and while it dried I thought maybe I would like my bunny to have a puffy tail. So I went and grabbed the leftover yarn from my Wool Wreath and made a little pompom tail that I just safety pinned on.

 And here is the final pillow, I really do love it. So for a cost of 2.49 + tax is the cost of this little beauty. I had the pillow insert, I had the paint and yarn. So I think this was a really quick inexpensive project. Just the kind I love!



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The Tablescaper said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Janice Armstrong said...

I love this…especially the pom pom! Fab!! said...

Very crafty, love the tail!

Emily said...

Love this! The tail totally makes it

Tina C said...

Love the pillow, especially the cute.

eileeninmd said...

Very nice! I love your bunny pillow. The tail is cute. Enjoy your new week, Happy March!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is such a cute project and you make it look...easy? heeehee! I love pillows, lots and lots of pillows! Hugs!

Donna Wilkes said...

The hare silhouette is one of my favorite images. Love the idea of just changing out the covers instead of the whole pillow.

Tabatha McCaffrey said...

Aww. Too cute!I would love for you to share on my Chic By You Link Party @ Hope to see you there!

Rhissanna said...

What a lovely idea and the little fluffy tail adds a real note of charm. You know, I hadn't considered just inking and painting the design for larger images. How clever!

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

Love this cute little bunny!
Thank you for sharing this at DIY Showcase on VMG206. I'm featuring your post tomorrow in my DIY Pillow Round Up!
~ Megin of VMG206

Karin Brosnan said...

Super Cute!! I would love it if you would come join us for Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your creativity with us. Hope you will come and party with us.
Karin 

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fabulous is this. I love it and what a great tutorial too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Terri Burfield said...

I love your pillow idea and shared it on my Facebook page at

Pamela said...

He turned out so cute! Thanx for sharing your pillow over at THT.

Dee M said...

So cute--!I especially love the tail! I'll have to check out the pillows at Hobby Lobby now. :)

Traci Creel said...

The pom pom tail is adorable on this great pillow. Thanks for sharing it.

Babs R said...

Your bunny pillow looks great! I really like your graphic. I think he's related to the bunny/hare I just bought. Love yours with the cute pom pom tail.

One More Time Events said...

Stopping by to thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time at One More Time events and let you know you have been featured …Hope to see you again at this weeks Party! Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so cute and I love the pompom tail! I'm featuring you on my FB page this week.Thanks for sharing this at TTF!


Anonymous said...

I just came across your bunny pillow featured at the One More Time link party. I love it. If I can squeeze a bit of time into my next couple of weeks I want to try it. Thanks for the directions. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

Karin Brosnan said...

I highlighted this post tonight on Centerpiece Wednesday!!

Anne M said...

Margaret, this is so gorgeous. I want to have it for all year round! Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party!

Anne xx

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Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is so clever and cute! I'm going to put this on my to do list! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Jody and Stan said...

Your bunny is so cute!! Great project for Easter! I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
Thanks so much for sharing.

The Charm of Home said...

Really cute.

The Charm of Home said...

I am featuring this tomorrow at Home Sweet Home.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What an adorable pillow, and the pom pom pushed it over the top! This is really too cute! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

LOVE this! I've got to try it. I love seasonal pillows but not the price or having to store a whole pillow. With a pillow cover you can just stash them in a drawer!

Thanks for sharing a great project!
Blessings, Edie Marie