Creations, Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings

I saw these in the Pier 1 catalog and thought they were so cute…

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They really aren’t expensive, $3 each, but still…I decided to see if I could make some…

bunny napkin ring 1

What do you think?

bunny napkin ring 2

It’s going to be lots of fun playing with these bunnies…

bunny napkin ringLook a bunny puppet!

burlap bunny

These were actually easy to make, well, OF COURSE, I guess you can tell that by looking!  But let me show you the whole ugly truth…

napkin rings from cardboard

I did a real butcher terrible job trying to cut up the paper towel roll into 8 even rings, but hey, these are rustic with the burlap and all, right?  Burlap ribbon was used to make the ears and to cover the cardboard rings.


The rectangles were cut into ear like shapes and some threads were pulled out on the top and sides to make the ears look fuzzy.


This is when you should go to the craft store and buy some spray adhesive because yours is hopelessly clogged up….Notice I did not do that, little Miss Stubborn, so after a bout with Tacky glue–Tacky glue won that round–I got out my trusty masking tape and glue dots.

DO NOT be impressed that I have all these supplies on hand.  It might look like I’m crafty but I am really NOT.  I just collect stuff thinking I am going to someday be fabulous at it.


So being the rocket scientist the bull-headed, impatient person that I am,  I went forward with masking tape.  Classy Huh?


This was not a whole lot easier than the tacky glue but I won this round.


They actually didn’t look too bad and the tape was a smooth inside surface…sort of…


the ears went on with another piece of my magic tape


and I used some glue dots to secure the ends at the back.


Next a little light touch with a paint brush

painted bunny

I debated about spray painting these but I wanted some of the natural burlap to be visible.


With a little yarn from another project, {I can crochet better than I can craft}

yarn whiskers

the bunny whiskers were born.  Three little strands of white tied in the center with pink for the bunny’s nose.

Q-tip whiskers

If you don’t have any yarn, Q-tips would look cute too!  More Class….ha ha


The bunnies are lined up while their whiskers dried.  I mastered the Tacky glue for this step….


And the bunnies are ready for the table!

I’m sure there is a better way to do this, and if I was a master crafter I would at least line the inside with fabric or ribbon… Easter is still over 3 weeks away so maybe that will happen!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, are you setting an Easter table this year? I’ve always been partial to bunnies, so they will be “hopping” all over our table~


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16 Responses to “Creations, Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings”
  1. You GO, girl! Don’t let those sticky devils get the best of you!!! I’m with you…I have all kinds of adhesive stuff that may or may not ever get used. I wish there was just one one-adhesive-fits-all thing! You did a great job, and the addition of the whiskers is SO CUTE!!!!!!!!

  2. jeanetteann says:

    These are so cute,I think you did a splendid job. I had to have a chuckle about the glue thingy,sounds like me when I use glue. It’s all over the place,and when I use the glue gun,I end up with very burnt fingers. Sewing is more my thing,where a thing can be sewn instead of glued that’s what I do. 🙂
    Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comment.

  3. Linda says:

    So inventive. And cute. thanks for sharing. Linda

  4. igotthismartha says:

    Super cute idea!

  5. Snap says:

    Your bunny napkin rings are adorable. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  6. Lorainne says:

    Well how cute is that! Thanks for the tutorial – I might just try making my own set for this Easter… ♥

  7. I love your cute napkin rings! The ears are adorable-enjoy:@)

  8. justagirlabby says:

    How cute are these?!!? LOVE! I found you at Monday Funday–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  9. katiegolds says:

    Those turned out very cute! Thanks for sharing them at Monday Funday!

  10. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! I love the touch of pink & white from the paint on the bunny ears and the yarn whiskers & nose! I have had glue dots I picked up a year ago and just used this week 🙂

  11. Taelia88 says:

    Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #26 🙂
    Have a great week!!

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