3/20/18

Hippity Hoppity Spring


No matter how long the winter
SPRING is sure to follow.
- Proverb -




A happy hello and happy spring to you, 
sweet friends!
I hope you are well on this first day of spring.

Spring:
a lovely reminder
of how beautiful change can be.




A little while ago my sweet aunt-in-law sent me a photo 
of some burlap bunny napkin ring holders;
she thought maybe I would enjoy making some and she was right.

I decided to make mine with colorful fabric rather than burlap 
only because I wanted something bright and happy for springtime.
If you were to make these napkin rings with burlap 
I think you would be able to skip the sewing
and simply glue the rings together,
making it a fun no-sew project.

Let me show you how I made these cute little bunnies. . .

Supplies:
fabric
white pom poms
burlap
fusible interfacing
hot glue gun and glue

You may be wondering what the burlap leaves are?
Well, I found them at Hobby Lobby in the wedding section
and the leaves looked like bunny ears.
The main reason I got them instead of making my own bunny ears
is because the "ears" are nice and stiff.




For the napkin ring you will want to cut out a strip of fabric
that is 6  x 3 1/2-inches.

Iron on a piece of fusible interfacing that is 5 1/2 x 3-inches
to the back side of the fabric.
This will give the ring a nice stiffness.




Fold the strip of fabric right sides together
and sew along the edge with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Do not sew the ends together, just the long edge!




Turn the napkin ring right side out
by pulling through one of the ends.
Press with a hot iron
and then sew the two ends together.

Flip the ring right side out
so that the seam is on the inside.




Get two burlap ears
and a cute cotton tail to finish the bunny napkin ring.




Apply a small amount of hot glue to the end of the burlap ear
and press onto the inside of the napkin ring.




And finally,
apply a dab of hot glue to the cotton tail
and press onto the center of the napkin ring.




Slip a cloth napkin into the bunny ring
and you're ready to dress up your table for Spring and Easter.




My favorite weather 
is bird chirping weather.




It was one of the March days
when the sun shines hot 
and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light,
and winter in the shade.
- Charles Dickens -




Sweet friends,
I hope you have a beautiful first day of spring.

Love and hugs!

A kind word
is like a Spring day.
- Unknown -

There is a SPRING SALE going on in my Etsy shop right now.
Enjoy 25% off your order.
Offer good until March 31st.
Please feel free to stop by Rose Petal Blessings.




And one last thing. . .
many of you have been asking if I will host a spring tea cup exchange.
Well, why not, my friends!
Please get ready for the 12th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange.
Registration for this beautiful and blessed event will begin on April 4th.
That is only two weeks away from today.
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48 comments

Elizabethd said...

That's such a sweet idea Stephanie!

Anna said...

So clever, so cute !!!!!!!!!!
Have a lovely day !
Anna

Sylvia said...

Cute Stephanie, you have matched them up perfectly with the teacups.

Beth L. said...

These bunny ears are the sweetest thing. Thanks for sharing. Love those teacups too!

Chris Lally said...

Love everything about them, Stephanie. Thanks for sharing!!

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

Oh my goodness, those are just the cutest my friend! Great job. You have just inspired me to do something like this, thanks for the inspiration! Sending you hugs!

Dianna said...

Oh, how cute! I love those bunny napkin rings! And YAY for a spring teacup exchange! I will try to remember to register on the 4th. My husband is having eye surgery on the 3rd and there will be a trip back to the eye doctor on the 4th. I would love to participate this year.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those are adorable, and I love the colors you chose! xoxo Su

the quiet cottage... said...

So very lovely Stephanie...what a clever lady you are :) ... maria

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How adorable are those bunny napkin rings??!! I do like them with the fabric, too, Stephanie, and using the stiff burlap was a great idea! They sure add a touch of Spring to you pretty teacups! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us. Love and hugs!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Stephanie - these napkin rings are just lovely and such a fun way to decorate for Easter. Hope your first day of spring is wonderful. Hugs!

Kate said...

Stephanie, the bunny napkin rings are adorable!!

krishna said...

so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Oh so cute! I love them! I also like that I see you are hosting another tea cup swap! We will be waiting to sign up! Janae and Jo

Susie said...

The napkin rings are adorable. I know that they will look sweet on an Easter table. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... Oh my, such a springy posting. So Cute. HAPPY SPRING from our home to yours. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

Jann Olson said...

Spring is my favorite season and I look forward to it every year! The napkin rings are darling, and I love the use of the burlap leaves for ears!! Very clever idea.
hugs,
Jann

Margie said...

Your super cute bunny napkin holders made me smile. I'm also delighted to hear that you'll be hosting a spring teacup exchange again! Happy First Day of Spring, Stephanie!

My thrift store addiction said...

What adorable napkin holders! So fun, Stephanie!

Kate said...

Oh my, Stephanie! These bunny napkin rings are the cutest thing ever. You are so clever, as I have said before. My kids would LOVE this. And I love that they look easy.
Thank you for sharing,
Kate

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, oh my those are so adorable. Thank you so much for including a tutorial! I'm back to Blogger once more. I have a crafty new blog. I hope that you visit when you have a moment. xx

Gina

http://www.nanamakes.com

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Cute, cute... Thank you for sharing the tutorial!
Leticia

Joyful said...

What a lovely Spring project. Your's look so cheery and bright. Just right for the season.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, this is so delightfully lovely, Stephanie! I just love these adorable little bunnies {{smiles}} This is one idea that I am most definitely tucking away for future use!! Your teacups match the fabric you chose perfectly, too...so cheery and springy!

Thank you for this cute crafting idea...and I'm looking forward to participating in the exchange once again. I've missed the last two, and I've really missed them! So exciting!

Joy and blessings to you on this Spring day!

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Tamago said...

I love your bunny napkin rings, Stephanie. What a cute creation! Love the pretty patterns for the ring as well. Feels like very spring :-)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Goodness -- these are simply adorable!! How nice is it when friends and relatives who "know" us give us these great ideas? You did a great job and brilliant finding those burlap leaves - much easier than cutting ears out of the burlap. I'd think you'd have to finish the edges of the burlap otherwise to keep them from unraveling. Love the colors you chose - very spring-like!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie and happy spring. Oh I love those cute bunnies you made as napkin rings. What a fun project to make. It was a great idea for the way you made the ears with that burlap. I love how creative you are. Have a good day.
Julie

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

What a wonderful spring post, dearest Stephanie! <3
The bunny napkin rings are really cute and I have never seen teacups that say spring like yours in the photos. :)
Thank you for the lovely post. Enjoy the arrival of spring! xx

Carol Z said...

These are adorable. I wish I had the makings because it's a snowy day here and this would be a fun project. We are greeting spring with a big snowstorm. Take care, sweet friend, and happy spring wishes!

Carla from The River said...

Oh My!! I love the idea. I pinned. Thank you for sharing your quotes too, they are perfect for Spring. :-)

Wandering Wren said...

What a cute idea! We were talkig about you this week, were your bunny ears burning?! I got to meet one of my lovely tea cup exchange partners in person in her home town of KL, it was such fun. Can't wait to tell you more about it, post coming up for sure :)
Wren x

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh dear Stephanie these are remarkable!! And with a little alteration this could be a great project for the grand kids : ) Thank you for sharing~ God bless, karen o

Zaa said...

Dear Stephanie... You always come up with cute ideas... I love those little burlap bunny ears (ha Ha) ..My grand -daughter will giggle when she see them... Thanks for the tutorial... CUTE CUTE idea... to pullover while enjoy my tea with you ... Have a Happy Day....HUGS

sarah said...

These are so cute! Have a beautiful day my dear xx

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Dear Stephanie - these are so sweet! I've saved this project to my OneNote (which I love)..... I WAS going to have company for Easter and thought how darling these would be... but now they aren't coming until later in the month... but I may make them anyway. And of course, I had to go swoon and drool over all of your wonderful Etsy shop items. My finances right now won't allow me to go buy anything, but I WOULD if I could. I'd buy it all! Hugs to you... thank you for your darling and wonderful ideas.... Marilyn xoxox

Conniecrafter said...

those are adorable and they do look nice and springy with the fabric, love the little bunny tail too :)
Happy Spring to you too!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very sweet as always....they make a perfect Easter table!

Christine said...

These are so much fun for Easter tea!
You give the best tutorials! Thanks so much!
Hugs to you!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh yes! I'm so glad you are going to host another tea exchange, I was worried it would be too much for you to do!! And I still worry about that, but it is so generous of your sweet heart to do this! And I loved your bunny tutorial, it is just precious, especially with them sitting in the pretty teacups! I will be looking forward to registering for the teacup exchange in April :) Blessings and hugs to you sweet friend!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

awwwww - such cute bunnies! Happy to know there will be another tea exchange, but alas I'm going to have to opt out this time. Really wish I could play along because it is such great fun and hopefully I'll be able to join in next time.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, Stephanie...how gorgeous are these bunny napkins! I love how bright and cheerful they are...perfect for Springtime! You are so creative... Hugs to you!

Delvalina Wright said...

These are beautiful and sweet! Thanks for sharing your idea, dear sister! Love to you!

Lowcarb team member said...

These are just brilliant!
What a lovely idea for the Easter table.
Many thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

this is a great tutorial - and your bunny tail napkin tails are adorable!!!

Manu said...

Thanks for sharing, it's so cute!!!
Happy Spring Stephanie

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Aha, I had a feeling there would be a tea cup exchanging coming up LOL!!

What an adorable craft and it looks so easy. I love how you were able to turn the burlap leaves into bunny ears. Love Aunt Kelly.

Olivia Bell said...

What lovely creations you made, Mrs. Dunsdon! Also, I am beyond excited for the teacup exchange, I've been looking forward to it for months and I've been hoping you were going to do it this spring! Eek! {{smiles}}

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