Do you need any last-minute Easter decorations? These sock bunnies are so quick and easy to make, plus it’s fun to give them each their own little personality. I’ll show you how to whip up a fluffle of bunnies to hop around your house or hop on over to someone else to be a fun little gift.
- Crew socks-I used men’s for the larger ones and kids for the small
- Dried beans or rice
- Stuffing material
- Rubber bands or hair ties-2 per bunny
- Eyes and nose: buttons, beads, clay, etc (I made mine from air dry clay and white paint for the dots)
- Whiskers: twine, fishing line, jewelry wire, etc.
- Pom-pom, or yarn to make your own fluffy tail
- Hot glue gun
Let’s get Hopping!
- Take 1 sock and fill the bottom with dried beans or rice to give it weight to stand up.
- Add stuffing on top of the beans until the bottom is the size you want for the body.
- Wrap a rubber band around the sock right above the stuffing to create separation for the body.
- Fill the section above the body with stuffing material until it’s the size you want for the head.
- Wrap the other rubber band around the sock above the head.
- Lay the bunny down and flatten out the top (ankle section) of the sock.
- Cut down the center of the sock to create the two ears.
- Round the corners of the ends if you want the bunny ears to be curved.
Give your Bunny Personality
- Take your whisker material and thread it through the sock where you want to nose to be or use hot glue to attach them. (Mine is fishing line for the ones that have pink bows, and twist ties for the one with the blue bow)
- You can use a bit of hot glue right where they are inserted into the sock to keep them from sliding around.
- Use the ribbon to make a bow(s) for your bunny and tie or hot glue them in place. (See below for how I made the larger burlap bow.)
- Glue the nose on top of the center of the whiskers.
- Decide on the placement for the eyes and attach with hot glue.
Making a Bow
- Wrap a piece of ribbon around the base of the ears and hot glue in place.
- Cut a piece of ribbon a little more than double the length you want your bow to be when finished.
- Fold in each side towards the back center and hold in place with a dab of hot glue.
- Flip the bow piece over and pinch it together at the middle. You can add hot glue to the backside to hold it in place if needed.
- Cut another shorter piece of ribbon and lay it vertically across the middle of the bow.
- Put a drop of hot glue on the back of the bow and attach one end of the ribbon to the back.
- Wrap it around the bow then attach the other end to the back with hot glue.
- Cut one more piece of ribbon and fold the middle into a triangle. Hold in place with glue.
- Glue the middle of the bow to the point of the triangle ribbon. Trim off any excess ribbon ends for your desired length.
Give the Bunny a Fluffy Tail
- Turn the bunny around and grab (or make) your pom-pom and hot glue it to the bum.
- If you want to see how I made my pom-pom tail, check out the Love Bug blog post HERE.