Friday, March 1, 2013

Knitted Bunny Bottle Topper



Hey everyone,  Spring is almost here!  Even though the cold weather makes it feel like we are in the middle of Winter,  I couldn't hold it any longer I needed to begin doing something more Spring-ish ;)  I know, I know, I need to finish those bookcases, but I was waiting for the fireplace/heater to be delivered and that garage is sooo cold to go to work in there.

Like two weeks ago, I took my son to a birthday party, while waiting for the party to finish I went to a nearby PB store and these guys stole my heart: Knitted Bunny Bottle toppers (fuff that's a hard one for me to pronounce!)  I loved them but not the price, like ten bucks each one, I think.

Pottery Barn

So, time to do my own cheaper version! Ha I didn't knit a thing (I wish I knew how to).  Old thrift store sweaters and a hat were my cheat.



Easy ear patterns and lots of cutting.


Lots and lots of ears and squared buddies



This project can be done using a glue gun but I chose the sewing machine.



Using embroidery thread the eyes, nose and whiskers were done.



And they multiplied just like perfect little bunnies do!




I got fuzzy ones, chunky ones...



And not only white ones but grey ones too.



Let's see the whole bunch again: Smokey, Cupcake, Jack, Shadow, Snowball, Buttercup, Buttons and Snow White :)



Not in the picture: Stormy  ;)


My blogging friend Betty @ Maddiebella Home, with her "assistant's" help, created another cute variation of these bunny bottle toppers to be displayed at her Kid's Whimsical Easter Table. Isn't it beautiful. Check it out right HERE.


Have a great day!
XOXO-


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Linked party at:
My uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Coastal Charm, A Stroll Thru LifeSavvy Southern StyleFrench Country Cottage, Common Ground, Thrifty Decor Chick , Between Naps on the Porch, Home Stories A to ZTatertotandjello, The 36th Avenue,

36 comments:

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Um, I think I like yours better than the PB ones! Very cute knockoff Cristina. You're pretty darn handy with the sewing machine! Have a great weekend.

Debbie

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These are just adorable and I love your version so much better.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

They are so cute! What a pretty, festive Easter display. I can't wait til spring! I love the little chicks in the vignette as well :)

Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

Those are so adorable!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Is there anything you can't do? Those are so cute.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Oh my goodness...these are too cute. This is an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

Maria Elena said...

Cristina, they are adorable! What a beautiful idea! You really did a good job recreating them. Great inspiration! Very cute!

Feral Turtle said...

These are so cute. I have never seen them before but I must say, you have done an amazing job!

Jemma said...

You are such a talented woman!! These are absolutely adorable!!

Chelsea@getyourcraptogether said...

These are great! I'd love for you to check out our first ever Pattern Party! Only those with patterns to share are invited to link up. Hope to see you there.
http://getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com/search/label/Pattern%20Party

RuthSMac. said...

Swoon!! You're a very clever gal, These bunnies are gorgeous.


xoxo

Erin Kaven said...

Christina, these are soooo cute. At first when I saw the title and not being a knitter I was trying to think of someone to send the post to so I could get one. Then I read on to see I could in fact make these. You're not just mad talented in construction but the softer things to. You Rock Lady.

Mel Mac said...

I love that you named them :)

These are so sweet.

Orlando Designs said...

omg how cute! My mom use to make these as a kid! Your cheat was grea, even better!

onnery said...

So creative and cute! Are there detailed instructions anywhere for the challanged (like me)!!

thepaintedapron.com said...

TOTALLY adorable!!
Jenna

Bev Carter said...

Wow! These are so cute and you made it look easy. Love all their names - now that's the way to create!!
Have a great week,
Bev
@http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

Vel Criste said...

OMG Cristina, These are so adorable! I can't believe you had time to make these cuties with all the projects in your house!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is the cutest idea. I love it and the tutorial is great. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Meeha Meeha said...

Ha ha ha, this is by far the cutest idea I've seen this year! Thank you for the detailed tutorial, this little DIY project is a must!

Diane said...

I do knit, but your idea is much, much better! I think these are darling and you could use them in so many ways. Thanks for sharing!

Katherines Corner said...

pottery barn better watch out these are so much cuter! I'm hopping over from Anita's to leave you some hugs!

Christina Kelly said...

These are SO ADORABLE! I saw these at PB as well but I never spend the money on holiday decor (aside from Christmas) just because I always have so many other projects I want to spend my funds on. These completely solve that! I love that you didn't knit either and used thrift finds...so darn cute!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

You are so creative! I love these, they are too cute! Happy spring bunnies!

Rea T said...

hihi this just makes me giggle :) so cute christina!!

huggies♥
rea

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute, you did a great job:@)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These are just adorable! I love their big floppy ears!!! Thanks for sharing them on TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Julia Forshee said...

This has to be soo much faster than actually knitting it!! I did an American Girl Doll Outfit out of a sweater and I was petrified to cut :) Your bunnies are cute!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

Dianne said...

These little guys are just precious!

sew sweet vintage said...

Sweet!!!!! Pinned:) Great up cycle!!!
http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/03/brilliant-2013.html

Junkchiccottage said...

These are just adorable. I love their sweet faces.
Very cute.
Kris

Tina Pippo said...

Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #25 :)
Have a great week!!

tibby said...

Bonita panda de orejotas
XOXO,
Cris

Cheryl said...

Those bunnies are adorable, if they needed to be knit, I could never do it ~ but your wonderful DIY was perfect to follow along....
Thanks for sharing,
Cheryl

AllyJo said...

Adorably clever. I tweeted this. Blessings to you. Have a good week.

Debbie P. PinkTexasChick said...

Just seeing for the first time. Yours are waaaaaay cute than the PB ones. Much cuter! :)

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