The Easter Bunny is hopping our way. Sunday is Easter, and I’m excited to share with you these adorable DIY Easter Bunny napkin ties (with Free printable) which will be gracing our table. The best part? They cost only $2.50 to make!
I figured after last year’s Surprise Easter Bunny Cake fiasco (which admittedly turned out fine, just not as planned), I would stick to something safer this year and make crafts and my deviled eggs.
My mother is one of those homemakers with a set of “good” dishes. Every holiday my entire life, I have eaten off of that set of Pfaltzgraff Remembrance dishes. From an early age, I have appreciated an artfully folded napkin. One restaurant we used to frequent, when we lived in Pennsylvania, had especially fancy folded napkins. I deconstructed that fold, so that I could recreate it at home. From that point on, napkins were my task along with setting the table. I thought I’d do a throwback to my old job and get a little creative with these Easter Bunny napkin ties.
Now let’s hop to it!
For this project you will need:
- The free printable Easter Bunny template which you can Download Here
- Craft felt sheet. I used tan and white ($0.24)
- Small white pompoms ($0.97)
- Ribbon ($0.97)
- Hot glue gun (I’m going to assume you have a hot glue gun and glue on hand.)
1. First things first. Plug in the glue gun and cut out the Easter Bunny template you downloaded.
It looks a little silly with the neck being so skinny, but when you trace the pattern, the lines tend to thicken up and it doesn’t look as silly. The thin point in the neck is where you will tie your ribbon. If the neck were thicker, when you pulled the ribbon tight, it would scrunch up the fabric and make the bunny’s body pucker.
2. Trace around the Easter Bunny onto the felt.
Be sure to trace as many Easter Bunnies as you have guests! I used a regular pen and made the side with the pen marks the back of the Easter Bunny.
3. Cut out your bunnies.
If you’re anything like me, you can’t cut a straight line to save your life. It’s ok. These are forgiving bunnies. Just do your best and no one will notice if one side of Flopsie’s ear is thicker than the other.
4. Glue on the tail.
Use a bit of hot glue and press down the pompom. As always, be careful! My worst burns have been from distracted or quick crafting with a hot glue gun.
5. Cut your lengths of ribbon.
I have a confession. I’m a ribbon overdose-er. I’m bad for always cutting more ribbon than needed and trimming off the excess. For this project, I used ribbons cut to around 15″ in length.
6. Fold the napkin.
Lay your napkin out turned at an angle, so it looks like a diamond with your flatware in the center.
Pull the bottom corner up over the flatware and meet the other corner covering the utensils, then bring the outer two corners up to meet the first two and hold tightly.
7. Tie the ribbon.
Tie the ribbon around the napkin/flatware once, and then place the Easter Bunny over the first tie.
Tie your Bunny’s bow and trim any excess ribbon.