A few weeks ago I saw the cutest tutorial for plush marshmallow bunnies by Amanda on her Dandelions and Lace blog. As part of an Easter basket gift I’m working on, I needed something a little smaller, so I adapted her pattern to these adorable little hair clips. So fun and so cute—they look good enough to eat! Read on to learn how to make them!To start, visit the Dandelions and Lace blog to download the pattern—and to take a look at her full plushie tutorial! The Marshmallow Bunny Plushie post can be found here. (I scaled the pattern down to 35% before printing to make about a 2.5″ bunny).
Using a a craft knife, “trace” your pattern as you cut around it. *Note: don’t worry about cutting through the entire piece in one shot—I usually trace/cut the pattern about 3 times, each time cutting through a little deeper.
Using hot glue and a green fiber yarn, glue the yarn to the scrap fabric (so it will look like grass). Then glue your bunny on top of that. You may need to add some more yarn to the sides of the bunny to give it more depth.
Use a toothpick and some Weldbond glue to adhere small flat-back crystals for the eyes. I didn’t have any brown crystals on hand, so I decided to just use plain clear/white ones, which I think look cute, even though the real peeps have brown eyes. (Yes, this sort of detail kinda bothers me, but I’m learning to cope lol)
I tried making an original peep as well. I like the way it came out, but the shape just doesn’t really lend itself to a hair clip…looks kinds funny just sitting on your head haha. So for now I’m just sticking with the bunny clips, but I’m sure there are many other uses for the classic peeps!