This Easter, I decided to make some adorable DIY bunny ears for your pet. Joe was absolutely thrilled with the idea of modeling something else for me, and by thrilled, I mean he wanted to jump off the porch and hide in the woods. I thought I would throw up a cute step-by-step tutorial since I went to all that trouble of torturing Joe.*
*Lest someone actually thinks I tortured my dog, he was not. Unless you count lots of kisses and treats as torture. I thought it was obvious that I was facetious, but you never know.
How To Make No-Sew Bunny Ears For Your Pet
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I recently posted a bunch of very adorable (and some of them, quite funny) Easter costumes for your dog or cat. I also promised that I would make a DIY version for those who want to give your doggy or kitty some homemade . I used felt, which you can buy at almost any craft store.
I used the following items:
1 white felt rectangle
1 pink felt square
I also used some of the mask elastic. You can get some off of Amazon super cheap.
Start with folding the felt like so. This will be the width of the bunny ears. Don’t do what I did. Use a good pair of fabric cutting scissors.
You should have four ear-like shapes, two in white and two in pink.
Using the pink only felt, cut them to make them smaller than the white.
You should now have four felt pieces that look like Bugs Bunny ears!
Next, measure the width of your dog’s head.
You should have a shape roughly like this.
On one side only, make two notched cuts.
Now, this was the difficult part for me. You need to kind of fold the bottom of your ears.
Shove them inside of the notches you made.
It should kind of look like this now.
Now, using the liquid stitch, glue around the edges. Make sure you glue both the top and the bottom parts. This is super important – LET THE GLUE DRY AT LEAST 24 HOURS. I made the mistake of trying to work with it after an hour (as the bottle said), but my ears fell apart. After 24 hours, if the ears are basically in place, you can go onto the next stages. But you might need more glue.
Cut the bottoms of the ears off. I made a small boo-boo here and cut too much off, so you’ll want to keep more on.
Cut three pieces of the elastic and braid. This should be long enough to go around your dog’s head. Knot at the ends.
Now, cut four holes in the other oval-shape and feed the braid through.
Here is the easy part. Glue the bottom oval and the top oval together.
Make sure the braid is glued between the two.
I used binder clips to hold everything together while the glue dries for ANOTHER 24 HOURS!
The last step is to put a dot of glue at the top of the pink part here.
And … let the cuteness ensue!
I think Joe looks way too cute. I had a lot of fun making this tutorial. Long time readers of my sites know that I used to run a fairly nicely sewing tutorial site before Pinterest became evil, so it was nice to get back into the swing of things and make this tutorial. I’m thinking of porting all of my old stuff over, even if it wasn’t dog related. I can always find lots of adorably adorable pictures of Joe to throw up throughout the posts!
Final Thoughts of my DIY Bunny Ears For Your Pet
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