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DIY Bunny Pillow

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This easy DIY bunny pillow tutorial is just in time for your spring and Easter decorating. Seasonal pillows add so much fun to your decor and they are budget-friendly too.

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I use the same pillow forms for every season since I can easily zip off the covers and use a different pillow cover, and reuse the forms. It is so easy to store the pillow covers in a plastic tub or hang in a closet until the next time you need to use them.

Bunny Pillow sitting on an off white chair

Easy Bunny Applique Pillow DIY

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How to Make the Bunny Pillow

Gathering supplies and making a shopping list of what you don’t have on hand to whip up this cute pillow. Plus download the pattern or SVG file using the form below:


Supplies for the bunny pillow

Supplies for the bunny pillow

Supplies Needed:

Cutting Out the Pillow and Bunnies

Start by measuring your pillow form then cut out 2 pieces of fabric using those measurements. Mark the centers and make a cross down the centers like in the photo below with your fabric pen. After cutting out your bunnies (I used my Cricut Maker) with the pattern or SVG files in the download you can find the placement you like on the pillow fabric. After you are happy with the bunny placement, pin in place and use some little pieces of the Stitch Witchery in a few places under the bunnies and iron them down to adhere (basting) them to the fabric.

Bunnies pinned to the front panel

Placement for bunnies

Sewing on the Bunny Applique

I used DMC embroidery floss in matching colors, however, it would fun to use the different colored embroidery floss on each one and mix up the colors. Use any embroidery stitch or a running stitch around each bunny. Please note I used the blanket stitch.

Embroidery floss sitting on top of the bunnies sewn to the front panel close up

Finished stitching bunnies

Embroidery floss sitting on top of the bunnies sewn to the front panel

Bunnies ready to be sewn into a pillow

Attaching the Zipper to the Bunny Pillow

After you are finished stitching around each bunny you are ready to add the zipper. My zipper of choice is an invisible zipper (I purchase zippers by the roll) since they are so easy to sew in and and give a clean finish. See in the photo below how I cut the zipper longer than the pillow.

Lining up the zipper

Lining up the zipper

Sewing the zipper onto the body

Sewing the zipper

View of zipper placement

View of zipper

Finishing the Bunny Pillow

It is so easy to finish since you only need to sew the other 3 sides with a regular sewing foot and that’s it. Turn the right side out and hot glue the pompom tails on each bunny.

Bunny pillow paired with pink pillow is so spring and happy.

Bunny Pillow, Easy Easter and spring decor

Bunny Pillow

The bunny pillow completes this fireplace and family room’s decor on the Spring Home Tour, see more of the tour HERE.

Spring Decor and Mantel, bunny pillow pattern, Cricut files, Easter decor

Spring Decor and Mantel

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Thank you for hopping by and sharing the bunny pillow post with me. Please let me know what you think of Mr. Bunnies’ pillow in the comments below.

Happy Spring,


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Sunday 9th of February 2020

Such a cute easter pillow, love the spring colors!

Julie Briones

Monday 15th of April 2019

So stinkin' cute! So glad you joined us at Homestyle Gathering! Hope to see you each Tuesday!


Monday 15th of April 2019

Absolutely adorable! Wish I was proficient with a sewing machine -- all my DIY pillows are (pretty much) no-sew! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

April J Harris

Friday 12th of April 2019

These are so cute, Kippi! Thank you so much for sharing these sweet bunnies and great craft inspiration with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

Kathy A

Thursday 11th of April 2019

Loved your pillow and mantel decor. I need lesssons in how to use my second hand cricut; projects like this give me a kick in the butt to get going!! Think I'll keep my eye out for precut forms this year! I love simple embroidery--hate counted cross stitch but could make French knots all day! I love the idea of contrasting colors for the blanket stitch, too! Pastels just shout spring to me! Happy Easter

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