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Single Sock Bunnies

Who doesn’t have a few single socks hanging around the laundry room?? Well, if you’re still waiting for the match to turn up, now is the perfect time to give up. At BPFK, we love to find creative ways to repurpose your would-be-trash into unique little treasures. Just in time for Easter, we’ll show you how to transform your miscellaneous socks into the cutest little bunnies – perfect for a centerpiece or just some fun, springtime decoration.

Supplies: 2 loose socks (non-matching), 2 rubber bands, dry rice, fabric glue (or hot glue), scissors, ribbon, cotton balls, 2-3 miscellaneous buttons, needle & thread (optional).sock bunny

Step 1: Start with one sock and fill about half way up the sock tube with rice. Secure the rice in the sock with a rubber band and use a second rubber band to separate the bunny head from the belly. {Hint: small, clear rubber bands work best if you have them.}sock bunny

Step 2: Using a second lost sock (preferably one with a contrasting color to the other sock), cut a small circle for the bunny’s belly. {Hint: Cut a semicircle out of a flat sock for symmetry.}  3.belly.patch

Step 3: Apply the belly patch using fabric glue. {Optional: use needle and thread to sew on the patch and add some contrast and detail to your sock bunny.} 4.belly.patch

Step 4: Detail time! Be creative with your bunny and add some button eyes, a button nose, a cotton ball tail and a neck ribbon. You can also use your sock scraps to make some cute buck teeth.  5.detail

Step 5: What’s a bunny without floppy ears?! Using scissors, cut down the sock tube down to the head. Shape and trim the ears to your liking. 6.ears


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Step 6: Display and enjoy. Happy Easter from BPFK!

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Here are other creative ways to recycle old socks. http://www.wikihow.com/Recycle-Your-Socks

 

 

 

 

Recycled Cardboard Nest

Spring is here and we’re getting in the spirit with this easy peasy cardboard craft that serves as the perfect coffee table piece. All you need is an empty cardboard box, some hot glue, and scissors (or strong hands), and you have everything you need to make this cute little birdy nest. It’s amazing how you can repurpose a simple box into something unique.

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Step 1: Start by cutting (or tearing) your box into strips and pieces. You could even use an empty cereal box. The little ones will love tearing things apart and making a mess.

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Step 2: Once you have a hefty pile of cardboard scraps, it’s time to start gluing all the pieces into a nest shape. {Note: This step is for adults only since hot glue can be dangerous.} No need to be to perfect but just try to leave an opening in the center if you want to fill your nest.

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Step 3: Get creative! Fill your nest with candy, flowers, dyed eggs…anything! I lined my nest with some parchment paper and filled with malted milk eggs. 
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Happy Spring! 

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