Hello Giggles Galore readers! It’s Cathy from Party HarDIY again, and I’m here to share another colorful DIY! Since I’m always on the lookout for a simple way to add a pop of fun to my holiday tablescape, I decided to make something new this year- DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings! I wanted them to be simple and affordable, so I used basic craft supplies like wooden beads, cardstock, and those tiny scraps of felt that get left behind that I can’t seem to bring myself to throw away. Since it’s really cold this time of year, I knew spray paint wasn’t an option. These are painted with plain ol’ acrylic paint- my favorite! Even though they’re incredibly simple to make, I think they really pack a punch.
Supplies you will need:
To begin, paint your beads and let them dry. I put mine on a skewer with washi tape which helps them to dry without touching anything or rolling around. Learn more about that here.
Next, cut out your felt pieces. First, the ears. Cut out a long, then strip with slightly pointed ends, like the shape of orzo or a propeller. Then, fold it in half and cut a small triangle from each side to make it narrow enough to fit inside the hole in your bead.
Cut a small rectangle out of felt. Fold it accordion style and wrap a thin ribbon around it and glue to secure.
Finally, assemble the bunny by first placing a dot of hot glue into the top bead hole, then placing the folded ears on top and finally pressing them in with the skewer or a toothpick. Then, add the glue to the bottom and attach the bow tie.
To make the ring:
Cut a thin strip of paper from your cardstock, then fold it in half and cut along the fold.
Roll it into a circle and add glue to secure. You’ll want to note the type of napkin you are using and how thick it is to ensure a good fit.
Lastly, glue the bunny on, being very careful that you place it onto your napkin the correct way (bow facing out).
And now you’ll have a complete set of bunny napkin rings that you can use over and over again! I also thought they would be really cute if you used glitter paper for the napkin rings, but I was worried they might sprinkle glitter all over. I’m good with glitter on my floors and hands, but I draw the line with it in my food! However, I think you could alleviate that with a coat of mod podge. Either way, I think these napkin rings are the simple pop of color your table needs this Easter!