LE FESTE – CELEBRATIONS
Nothing says Easter quite like bunny ears. And floral bunny ears are whimsical and lovely. They add a certain air of femininity and sophistication that is lacking in those furry dollar store ones. The good news is that this floral version provides a rich look at a cheap price point. Learn how to make your own floral bunny ears for Easter or a bunny- or woodland creatures-themed party.
- Headband – You can choose a thicker band if you’d like. I was making this for my 7-year-old niece’s birthday party, and she’s small, so I wanted something more demure. I owned a thin, gold headband. It had a bow on it, but I simply removed it.
- Silk or fabric flowers and greens – Many of the floral bunny ears you’ll find on Pinterest use giant flowers. Again, I was making this for a small child, so I chose smaller flowers. It’s up to you to choose the look you prefer. And I picked pink and white because of the color scheme of the rest of her outfit. But any colors would work. Make sure you have a couple of green leaves or buds to include, too.
- Pipe cleaners – You can use pipe cleaners in any color. I thought the gold went well with pink and white and matched the headband.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks – To make this headband, you must have a hot glue gun and plenty of glue sticks.
Design Your Floral Bunny Ears
First, take two pipe cleaners and bend them into bunny ears. Then, wrap each around the headband to attach them. Be careful not to make them too bulky when attaching them. Test how they feel on your heard before adhering hot glue to keep them in place. Before using the hot glue gun on the flowers, test different looks to see what you like. I decided I liked each side to mirror the other with the larger flower in the middle. Finally, hot glue those babies as though your life depends on them staying put. I let my headband dry overnight and added second and third dabs of hot glue to ensure durability.
Di Meglio has written the Our Paesani column for ItaliansRus.com since 2003. You can follow the Italian Mamma on Facebook or Twitter @ItalianMamma10. For more handmade crafts and party gear, visit the Italian Mamma store on Etsy.