Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

27 March
I love Dollar Store crafts, don't you?! ๐Ÿ˜Š


Even though they have raised their prices and not everything is a dollar anymore, it's still really inexpensive.


Not only have they updated their pricing, but they have also updated their selections. You can find good stuff there including craft supplies and things to repurpose, upcycle, and makeover!


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 Dollar Store cardboard bunny sign from their Easter decor section.

Dollar Store Bunny Makeover



Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


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Supplies Needed
  • Dollar Store Bunny (or cardboard or wood bunny shape)
  • Burlap (I found the polka dot burlap at JoAnn's)
  • Yarn
  • Clover pom-pom maker
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue and glue gun
  • Sponge Brush
  • Small clamps or clothespins
  • Embellishments of your choice


Here is the Dollar Store bunny sign I started with.

I think it's pretty cute like it is but the back is plain making it the perfect candidate for a reversible bunny ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ˜€

I used a scrap of polka-dot burlap to cover it!


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover



To make one of these for yourself, follow the steps below.

Step 1 -  cut out the burlap


Remove the ribbon hanger and set it aside.


Trace around the cardboard bunny onto the fabric about 1/4" larger than the actual bunny (you'll trim it close later) and cut it out. (TIP: Make sure that you trace onto the back of the burlap with the wrong side of the bunny facing down so that it will be facing the right direction.)


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


Step 2 - Begin adhering the fabric to the cardboard


Adhere the burlap to the cardboard shape starting with the ears. 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.


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


Step 3 - Add stuffing


If you want to add a tummy, add a small handful of fiberfill stuffing. 


Put a layer of Mod Podge over the center of the cardboard bunny shape, and lay the ball of stuffing on it ensuring there is enough of the cardboard showing around the edge to adhere the fabric. Lay the burlap over the stuffing, press down firmly, and add clamps to secure it while it dries.


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


Let it dry for several hours and then trim it as close as possible to the cardboard edge so that you cannot see the edge of the burlap from the other side. It should look like this!


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


Step 4 - Add a tail


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


You can also use the old-school method of wrapping the yarn around a piece of cardboard or your fingers but the Clover Pom-Pom Maker makes a really nice, uniform pom-pom.


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


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


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

Step 5 - Embellish


If you want to create a bow, cut a length of ribbon the same measurement as the neck of the bunny (do not tie it around the bunny unless you are not making a reversible bunny) and glue it to the front, then cut another length of ribbon, tie a bow, and glue that on top.


Reattach the ribbon hanger.


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


I love his little fat tummy and fluffy tail!


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


He can hang in a window and will be decorative from both views!


Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

Dollar Store Bunny Makeover

Dollar Store Bunny Makeover


I hope you enjoyed this Dollar Store craft. If you did, I'd love it if you would share it!


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