Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fluffy Bunny Tail Chair Sash Tutorial



These adorable sashes look like a
 little cottontail rabbit
just crawled right up the back of the chair,
burrowed in  and
decided to stay!  



These are super easy and so adorable.  I think
the kiddies won't be able to keep from stroking
their furry tails.  I know I couldn't.

I was inspired by chair sashes at Pier 1.  They 
didn't have the ears and were a little on the small side
so I decided to create these to go with my burlap
table cloth.  I love how they turned out.

So let's start with the easy one before I scare
you away with the Ruffled Burlap Tablecloth Tutorial!
This one anyone can do!


I already had the burlap ribbon which I had ordered
on Amazon.  It is Ashland 10' x 5".  Here is a link
for that.  It also says it is available at Michaels.  You
will need about 2 yards per chair so buy accordingly.

I had to go and buy fur and I found this at
Hancock Fabric,  It was called Bunny Fur.  I had
to laugh at that.  It is long and furry and so fun.


Start by cutting out circles of the fur.  I used an 8 inch
salad plate and 1/4 yard made 7 so if you need more
get 1/2 yard.  

Using a double thread, stitch around the outside of the
fur circle then pull it tight and fill with a handful of
batting.  Pull the opening as closed as possible and
stitch from side to side to close the opening.  Tie off.


Here are some of the tails lined up ready to go.  This
went super fast and I was even doing it with
kiddies playing around me.  

This reminds me of the Star Trek
The Trouble With Tribbles!  These little
guys aren't going to take over though.

Now to make the ears.  I already had some burlap
on hand that I got at Wal Mart.
These are pretty free form so just cut
out two layers at once to get the ears to match.





You could also glue the edges together
but it was quick and easy to serge.


Create the curve of the ears by a little stitching.



I used hot glue to attach the ears to the back side of 
the tail.  Make sure the curve of the ears face the right
way as the bunny is looking away from you.

Tie the burlap ribbon on the chairs and let 
some ends hang down - I did about 12 inches
hanging on each side.

To make it easy to take the sashes off the chairs I
used a safety pin to attach the tail to the sash.

I always love to dress up a chair and these are
super easy and fun.  

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

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14 comments:

  1. Hi- I got your sweet comment today and only then realized that you had dropped off my reading list. Did you change servers or email addys or something? Anyway, you are now re-installed. What a CUTE little bunny! He is darling.

    You are a no-reply blogger- not sure if you know that or not. xo Diana

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  2. Such a cute idea. If I had little ones coming for Easter, I'd make these for our table. Thanks for the tutorial. Great job, Jacqueline. I'm adding this idea to my Pinterest Board for future reference.

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  3. great Tutorial Jacqueline, thanks, so adorable!
    Jenna

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  4. These are the sweetest and I know anyone would love the soft feel of that bunny tail. You are very sweet to share the tutorial.

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  5. Jacqueline, this is just about the cutest thing ever! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  6. Jacqueline, So adorable. I did buy the ones at Pier One already. I think yours are much more adorable! Thanks for sharing how you made them.

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  7. You make this look so easy. How did you come up with this!?! So cute.

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  8. So adorable, Jacqueline! I'm not having Easter dinner this year but pinning for the future!

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  9. Jacqueline! Thank you so much for sharing this! I am excited to try it and set my table for Easter! You do the cutest things! I'm always excited when you have a new post up!
    Stay warm!
    Beverly

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  10. Jacqueline I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home! It was just so cute!
    Sherry

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  11. Pinned. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Best wishes, Linda @Crafts ala Mode

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