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DIY Doll-Sized Bunny Ears

March 20, 2018 , In: DIY Projects and Tutorials, Featured Story , With: No Comments
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Today, we’re going to show you how to make the cutest, easiest pair of DIY doll-sized bunny ears, just in time for Easter egg hunts! All you need is about 20 minutes and these items:

  • Clear packing tape
  • Four 12” pipe cleaners
  • Six inches of ½”-wide elastic band
  • Two 10” pieces of double-wired ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Step 1: Make the headband
First, fold each of your four pipe cleaners in half. Second, cut a piece of clear packing tape roughly 7” long. Lay the tape down on your table, sticky side up. Now, snuggle the folded pipe cleaners next to each other on the tape. Next, fold the tape over the ends, and over the top, trimming away any excess tape. This is the top of the headband.

Using the stapler, attach your elastic to the pipe-cleaner band. I used two staples on each side. After the band was attached, I wrapped another piece of tape around the stapled ends, to cover any potentially sharp surfaces.

Step 2: Make the bunny ears
I can’t tell you how much I love wired ribbon. I purchased the ribbon for this project at the local dollar store, but you can also find it at any craft store. Making the bunny ears is super easy. Take one 10”-length of ribbon, gently fold it in half so that the ends meet, twist the bottom ends together and secure with tape.

Now, just pinch the top sides together, and secure that with a small piece of tape as well. Voila! A bunny ear! Make one more, then it’s on to the last step!

Step 3: Secure the bunny ears to the headband
Every bunny’s ears are different! The bunny ears I’m making here are for my daughter’s So Truly Mine® doll, but your doll may have slightly different proportions, so here’s how to custom fit those bunny ears. Put the headband on your doll, and using a pen, mark the headband where you want the ears to sit. Then, remove the headband, and using your scissors, cut a small slit at your markings. Insert the twisted end of each bunny ear into the slit you just made, and fold the ends flat against the headband. Secure with tape.

That’s it! Now you’re ready to hop and roll! Here’s the one we made, modeled by one of our So Truly Mine® dolls.  We’d love to see what crafts you do with your dolls. Share your fan photos on your social media using #AshtonDrake, or drop us an email. Hoppy Easter!

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Melissa Anne Miller

Welcome to the Ashton-Drake Galleries Blog! Join me in celebrating the joys of doll collecting, from sweet baby dolls to portrait dolls and more, each lovingly created by acclaimed Master Doll Artists. I'll also be sharing useful tips for caring for your Ashton-Drake dolls and more. Stay tuned!