Project 1: Bunny ears for eggs
I wanted to put some effort into our Easter decorations this year. My Mum died just after Easter, so it had quickly become my least favourite holiday. Last year, I was still too raw to do much; this year, it was time for a change.
Still, I wanted to keep things simple. Our (well, mostly my) aesthetic tends towards Scandinavian, with a strong fun, antique, industrial edge and pops of colour. So it is no surprise that the decorations I decided on had a Scandinavian vibe.
The first project was some simple wire “bunny ear crowns” for eggs.
I had seen some for sale online and decided that they would probably be fairly easy to make. I was right – I made 4 crowns in under 30 minutes and they didn’t coast me anything because I already had the wire.
All I needed for this project were:
- some eggs: I used some cheap plastic eggs that my daughter chose.
- wire: I used some 0.5 mm wire, which I had in silver, pink and mint from another project. Similar wire is available at most craft stores. It would also work well with slightly thicker wire, but I would not use thinner wire.
- scissors or shears to cut the wire.
- a Lego brick. The block is mainly for sizing. A Duplo brick or anything of similar size could also be used.
First. I made a loop around the part of the egg where I wanted the crown to sit and wound it around itself a few times to secure it.
On the second time around the loop, I made the ears. I used the lego brick to make sure the ears would be the same length and the studs on the lego brick to help form the roundness at the top of the ear.
On the third time around the loop I added some extra twists, especially near the ears, just to stabilise the crown. Finally, I cut the wire and tied it off.
Place on the egg and the bunny ear crown is done.
It was so easy and quick that I plan to make more for our hard-boiled eggs for our Easter Sunday brunch t. I might even use the pink or mint wire, depending on the table settings and whether we decide to die the eggs.
Have fun making yours!