DIY Stuffed Denim Easter Bunny Craft (With Photos)

Updated on March 2, 2020
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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!

This is what my completed denim Easter bunny stuffed craft looks like.
This is what my completed denim Easter bunny stuffed craft looks like.

Spring is officially in the air! What better way to celebrate than by creating a fun craft you can display in your home to put residents and visitors in the Easter spirit? I'm more than ready for sunshine, warmer temperatures, and blooming garden flowers. I thought it would be a good idea to get a head start on my own Easter decor, so I've been crafting up a storm. This plush, denim bunny is adorable and perfect for spring. It's a simple craft that you'll be able to display for years to come.

Supplies

  • Old pair of jeans
  • Cardboard
  • Decorative ribbon or string
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Poly beads
  • Crafting stick

Instructions

  1. Cut the legs off your old pair of jeans. Then cut along the seam of each leg to open the denim.
  2. Draw your bunny shape on the cardboard. It's helpful to lay your fabric next to the cardboard for sizing. You don't have to be an artist to make your template. Simply make a large circle for the body, a smaller circle on top for the head, and two curved shapes for ears.
  3. Cut out your bunny shape.
  4. Lay your cardboard bunny on top of your denim fabric and trace using a black sharpie marker. Repeat on your second piece of fabric. Cut out your bunny shapes.
  5. Lay your denim bunny pieces on top of each other, lining up your edges.
  6. Starting with the ear sections, slowly secure your two pieces of fabric together with hot glue (you can sew if you prefer). Once you have the ears secured, check your seams with a crafting stick.
  7. Fill each ear with the poly beads until you have the desired level of plushness. Carefully hot glue your ear section together to create a seam.
  8. Continue hot gluing your bunny, working your way down each side of the head. Again, check the seams with your crafting stick. Fill the head of your bunny with poly beads until you have the desired plushness. Secure your head sections together with hot glue to create a seam.
  9. Hot glue each side of the bunny's body, leaving the bottom open for filling. Check your seams once more with your craft stick. Fill the body of your bunny with poly beads until you have the desired plushness.
  10. Carefully lay your bunny down and line up the bottom of your two pieces of fabric. Run a line of hot glue along the edge and then fold the bottom back on itself.
  11. Repeat once more, securing the bottom of your bunny.
  12. Tie a decorative ribbon or piece of string around your bunny's neck. I used a tie from an old shirt.

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These are the materials you need. Start by cutting the legs off your jeans. Cut along the side seam and open the leg to give yourself more fabric to work with.Draw your bunny shape on the cardboard. It's helpful to lay your fabric next to the cardboard for sizing.Using a black Sharpie, trace your bunny shape onto your fabric.Cut out your bunny pieces.Starting along one ear, hot glue the two pieces of fabric together.Use a crafting stick to check that your seams are secure.Use a crafting stick to check that your seams are secure.Fill the ear section with poly beads. I used a small funnel container to make it easier.Once the ear is at the desired level of plushness, hot glue the two sections together to create a seam.Repeat this process on the second ear.Continue hot gluing the sides of the bunny's head. Check your seams with your crafting stick.Fill your bunny's head with poly beads to the desired level of plushness. Hot glue the two sections together to create a seam.Continue hot gluing along the sides of your bunny's body, leaving a large enough hole to finish filling with poly beads.Once you have the desired level of plushness, lay your bunny flat and push the two pieces of fabric together.Run a line of hot glue down the edge and fold the fabric back on itself to secure it.Repeat one more time to seal the bottom of your bunny.Your completed denim rabbit should look something like this. Tie a decorative ribbon or piece of string around your bunny's neck. I used a tie from an old shirt.
These are the materials you need.
These are the materials you need.
Start by cutting the legs off your jeans.
Start by cutting the legs off your jeans.
Cut along the side seam and open the leg to give yourself more fabric to work with.
Cut along the side seam and open the leg to give yourself more fabric to work with.
Draw your bunny shape on the cardboard. It's helpful to lay your fabric next to the cardboard for sizing.
Draw your bunny shape on the cardboard. It's helpful to lay your fabric next to the cardboard for sizing.
Using a black Sharpie, trace your bunny shape onto your fabric.
Using a black Sharpie, trace your bunny shape onto your fabric.
Cut out your bunny pieces.
Cut out your bunny pieces.
Starting along one ear, hot glue the two pieces of fabric together.
Starting along one ear, hot glue the two pieces of fabric together.
Use a crafting stick to check that your seams are secure.
Use a crafting stick to check that your seams are secure.
Use a crafting stick to check that your seams are secure.
Use a crafting stick to check that your seams are secure.
Fill the ear section with poly beads. I used a small funnel container to make it easier.
Fill the ear section with poly beads. I used a small funnel container to make it easier.
Once the ear is at the desired level of plushness, hot glue the two sections together to create a seam.
Once the ear is at the desired level of plushness, hot glue the two sections together to create a seam.
Repeat this process on the second ear.
Repeat this process on the second ear.
Continue hot gluing the sides of the bunny's head. Check your seams with your crafting stick.
Continue hot gluing the sides of the bunny's head. Check your seams with your crafting stick.
Fill your bunny's head with poly beads to the desired level of plushness. Hot glue the two sections together to create a seam.
Fill your bunny's head with poly beads to the desired level of plushness. Hot glue the two sections together to create a seam.
Continue hot gluing along the sides of your bunny's body, leaving a large enough hole to finish filling with poly beads.
Continue hot gluing along the sides of your bunny's body, leaving a large enough hole to finish filling with poly beads.
Once you have the desired level of plushness, lay your bunny flat and push the two pieces of fabric together.
Once you have the desired level of plushness, lay your bunny flat and push the two pieces of fabric together.
Run a line of hot glue down the edge and fold the fabric back on itself to secure it.
Run a line of hot glue down the edge and fold the fabric back on itself to secure it.
Repeat one more time to seal the bottom of your bunny.
Repeat one more time to seal the bottom of your bunny.
Your completed denim rabbit should look something like this.
Your completed denim rabbit should look something like this.
Tie a decorative ribbon or piece of string around your bunny's neck. I used a tie from an old shirt.
Tie a decorative ribbon or piece of string around your bunny's neck. I used a tie from an old shirt.

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      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        3 months ago from Ohio

        That's a great idea, Jason! I think the kids will love it!

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        Jason Nicolosi 

        3 months ago from AZ

        "Yay, Easter bunny!" I love it, super clever. Another great idea Alyssa. I think I'll make a few of these guys around Easter time for the kids I work with. I can make a few of your rabbits and add some velcro where eyes, nose, and bunny teeth could go. I can have different eyes, noses, and teeth parts ready to go (some funny, some cute, etc.). Then the kids can put the features on. The kids will love the different feel of denim (bunny), poly beads (stuffing), velcro (I'll use to attach features), plastic (googly eyes ill add) felt (teeth ill add), button (nose ill add). All those things will have different textures the kids will love. I'm super excited about it. It's going to be great. Thanks!

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        Alyssa 

        3 months ago from Ohio

        Thank you, Pamela! :)

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        Alyssa 

        3 months ago from Ohio

        Hahahahaha! Thank you, Bill!

      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        3 months ago from Ohio

        How cute! I'll have to give your panty hose bunny craft a try! :) I hope you enjoy making the denim bunny. Thank you for stopping by! :)

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        3 months ago from Sunny Florida

        I think this is a very good DIY craft. Easter will be here before we know it, so the time is ideal to make a bunny. I think your Easter bunny is so cute, Alyssa.

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        Bill Holland 

        3 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Very nice, Alyssa. I had this vision of what it would look like if I tried this....can you say nightmare? :) Happy Monday my friend.

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        Lora Hollings 

        3 months ago

        I just love this denim bunny, Alyssa! Every Easter, I look for a different craft to make as I just love Easter decorations. And who doesn't have old jeans around to make into something so cute? When my daughter was younger, we use to make bunnies out of old panty hose and white tights. We would fill them with stuffing and then we would use buttons for eyes and use needle and thread for making the nose and mouth. They were soft sculptured. What a creative idea to use denim! Can't wait to try it. Your directions are easy to follow and I have a glue gun that I've used many times. Thanks for Sharing!

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