DIY Rabbit Silhouette Cards
By Kirsten McKechnie.
Who can resist a whimsical woollen bunny! Bring some texture to your table with this rabbit silhouette place card. You can use the same method to make gift cards if you replace your guests’ names with ‘Happy Easter’ or just skip the text entirely.
What you will need:
- Cardstock in a colour that will complement your scheme.
- Gold Sharpie or other marker
- A craft knife and cutting mat or scissors
- Pencil and Ruler
1. With your ruler and a pencil, draw a rectangle 21 by 18cm onto your card stock (or whatever size will fit best for your table setting) and cut with the craft knife using the edge of the ruler as a guide.
2. Using the ruler as a guide once more, find the middle and fold the card in half.
3. Draw a rabbit onto the bottom right hand side of the card stock and cut out with your craft knife or scissors. Another way to do this is by tracing a cookie cutter.
4. Using your Sharpie, write your guest’s name on the left of the card.
5. Cut another piece of card 8.5 by 9.5cm and place it inside the card behind the cut out rabbit silhouette.
6. Using your pencil, trace the inside of the rabbit onto the second piece of card, then separate the two pieces again.
7. On the smaller piece of card, glue the wool up and down following the general shape of the rabbit but ensuring you have gone slightly beyond the original form. You should have covered up all the pencil marks too.
8. Apply some glue to the rest of the small cardstock piece and adhere behind the rabbit cut-out so that the wool shows through. Hold this while it sets a little and then use your tape to secure it the whole way round.
And that’s how it’s done! Now repeat until you have one for each place setting and your guests will be impressed before they even sit down.
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