Hello and happy Spring! Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. The birds are chirping beautiful music, daffodils and crocus are peeking up from the ground ready to meet the sun, and the rain is like magic as it washes away the winter cold. It’s the rainy days of spring that are perfect for crafting! So, for all of you spring and Easter bunny lovers, here is a craft for you…
This DIY post is specifically for a purchased craft kit that you can find on my Etsy shop HERE.
Bunny Embroidery Hoop Craft Kit Instructions
Step One: Gather Your Supplies
In this craft kit you will receive:
- 1 Six-Inch Embroidery Hoop
- 1 Skein of White Embroidery Thread
- 1 Embroidery Needle
- 1 Needle Threader
- 1 Precut Lavender Felt Circle Base
- 1 Precut White Bunny Head (Facial Features are Pre-attached)
- 3 Precut Felt Flowers… Each with three layers of petal sizes in the following colors:
Step Two: Attach the Felt Base to the Embroidery Hoop
First, separate the embroidery hoop, as shown below in the photo to the left. Then, take the circular felt base and center it on top of the inner hoop. Next, press the outer hoop over the felt base and inner hoop to secure the entire piece as one solid base. This process is also shown below in a video below to help visualize the process.
Step Three: Thread the Needle
First, take the embroidery thread and insert it into the needle threader. Next, thread the needle threader through the eye of the needle. Then, continue pulling the needle threader until the entire tail end of the thread is through the eye of the needle.
Step Four: Sew the Bunny to the Base
First, center the bunny head to the base, as shown below.
Next, starting from the back of the base, pierce through the base and begin sewing, as shown below in the photo to the left. Continue sewing the bunny head until you have outlined the entire bunny.
Once the bunny has been completely sewn to the base, finish this step by tying a knot with the start and end of the sewing thread, as shown below. Then, simply cut off the extra thread.
Step Five: Attach the Flower Crown
I am going to use the middle pink flower to demonstrate this step; however, I recommend working from one side of the flower crown to the other.
For this step, I first recommend laying the flowers in place to allow you to choose the color pattern that you wish for your bunny to wear. As you work to attach one flower at a time, start from the back of the base and pierce the threaded needle through the base and all three flower layers, as shown below.
Next, take the needle and pierce it through the front flower layers and base creating a center for the flower, as shown below.
I chose to repeat this step of creating a flower center as an extra stitch to: 1. create a larger flower center and 2. have an extra step of security to hold the flowers in place. When you have finished these steps to attach each of the three flowers to the bunny, simply take the thread on the back of the base and tie it off, as shown below in the bottom photo on the right. Then, cut off the excess embroidery thread.
Step Six: Finish the Back of the Embroidery Hoop
Start by taking the threaded needle and create a running stitch, as shown below.
Continue the running stitch until the entire circumference of the excess lavender base has been sewn. Then, pull the thread together to tighten the excess, as shown below. Finish the project with a knot to hold the stitching in place and then trim the excess thread.
Step Seven: Enjoy
This bunny is ready to hop straight into your heart and become part of your spring decor to be admired for years to come! Have a beautiful spring season.
Thank you for crafting with me.