Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

I love a good Dollar Store project, don't you?! 😊 I mean it's like a little slice of heaven... where else can you shop where everything is a dollar?? Not even the thrift store, that's where!

If you haven't checked out your local Dollar Store lately you really should! I made a great haul the other day when I stopped in!

This project started out with a little cardboard bunny sign that I found a couple of years ago there. I actually think they still have them but if not maybe you already have one!

Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

Makeover a Dollar Store Bunny

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Supplies Needed
  • Dollar Store Bunny (or cardboard bunny shape)
  • Burlap
  • Yarn
  • Clover pom-pom maker
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge Brush
  • Small clamps or clothespins
  • Embellishments of your choice

Here is the bunny sign I started with.

I bought it because it's pretty cute like it is and I've used it in my decor for a couple years now but it is just plain on the other side (a blank canvas!) so I thought it should be a reversible Dollar Store bunny!

I used a scrap of polka dot burlap I had to make the other side cute!

Dollar Store Bunny Sign

To make one of these for yourself, first cut out the burlap about 1/4" larger than the actual bunny. You'll trim it close later.

burlap bunny sign

Then use the Mod Podge to adhere the ears first. Spread out a layer of Mod Podge on the cardboard ears with a sponge brush then lay the burlap over it and press down firmly.

Mod Podge

I wanted a little 3D effect with my bunny so I made him a little tummy with a small handful of fiberfill stuffing. Put a layer of Mod Podge over the rest of the cardboard bunny shape, lay the ball of stuffing on it, and then cover over it with the burlap and press down firmly.

how to make a burlap bunny sign

Use small clamps (or clothespins) to hold the edges while it dries.

make a cute burlap bunny with a Dollar Store find

Once it's dry, trim it as close as possible to the cardboard edge... it will look like this!

cute Easter decor to make

Make a tail with some fluffy yarn and the small Clover pom-pom maker. Check out this post for a tutorial on How to Use the Clover Pom-Pom Maker.

Clover pom-pom maker

Once you have the pom-pom made, trim one side flat and then glue that onto the bunny.

burlap bunny Easter decor

Then embellish him as you wish!

I decided to use some pink ribbon to make a bow. I did not tie the ribbon around the neck of my bunny because that would have interfered with the sign on the reverse side so I just cut the ribbon and glued it onto the front and then made a separate bow and glued that on top.

Burlap bunny decor

I love his little fat tummy and fluffy tail!

Easter bunny decor

He can hang this way...

Easter decor Ideas

Or, he can still hang this way too!

Dollar Store Bunny

Dollar Store Easter decor

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Dollar Store Bunny Makeover