Baby’s first holidays are so cute and exciting and also a little strange because you want to celebrate fully, but they will totally not remember it and everything you’re doing is basically for pictures and your own benefit.
Like, what do you even put in an Easter basket for a baby?
- Don’t go overboard, and really don’t feel obligated to do anything at all.
- Stick with useful stuff- pacifiers, teethers, pouches of baby food are all great and useful.
If you feel like no Easter basket is complete without a soft bunny, but you also recognize that the last thing you need is another stuffed animal, this Baby Blanket Bunny is the sweetest, simplest DIY that leaves you with a fully functional item at the end of the day.
What you need:
Start by folding the blanket into quarters.
Starting with the tags, roll the blanket up. This just ensures the tags are tucked neatly inside and not visible when you’re done.
Fold the blanket in half.
And tie a long piece of yarn (maybe 24ish inches) a few inches from the fold.
Cross the two ends of the blanket and fold up over the tied yarn to create the ears.
Bring the yarn up over the ears and tie to secure.
Wrap the yarn back around under the bunny and tie, then trim.
Now create a pom pom for the tail by wrapping a yarn around 2 of your fingers.
Leave a long end, and thread it between your fingers and out around the yarn, tie off, then slip off your fingers.
Cut the loops and trim and loose threads, but keep the long end.
Tie to the back of the bunny’s “butt.” Then trim the long piece.
You can leave the bunny like this, or you can add some eyes.
I picked up these eyelash stickers in the scrapbooking section at Michaels.
If you don’t have eyelash stickers, you can cut some “sleepy eyes” out of adhesive felt. Start with a small rectangle, fold in half, then cut a half oval from the open side. Cut another smaller half oval inside of them, and you’ll have two c shapes or crescent shapes.
Then just peel and stick.
You can easily remove the stickers and yarn, unroll the blanket, and your bunny is now a great swaddling blanket, nursing cover, spit up rag, booger wipe, scarf, lovey, stroller cover, and so much more.