Another Sock Bunny tutorial and DIY Sock Eggs, too

Two DIY Sock Bunny tutorials in one week? I think you’ll excuse the overlap when you see how different each bunny is. How do I describe today’s Sock Bunny? She’s almost ethereal, or a sweet confection, or maybe pastel perfection? And then I decided on Cotton Candy Sock Bunny. Do you agree? Only Debra Quartermain can spin a plain white sock into a Cotton Candy Sock Bunny! She shares a technique for making Sock Eggs, too.

DIY easy no-sew Sock Bunny

Cotton Candy Sock Bunny & Sock Eggs by Debra Quartermain.

To make a Cotton Candy Sock Bunny, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • For the bunny: One each 4” and 6” eggs
    • For the eggs: 3” eggs
  • Lightweight adult knee sock in white, one pair
  • Child’s striped socks, one pair (for the eggs)
  • Buttons: three 1” flower; two 1” heart; nine ¼” pink and nine ¼” white
  • Pompoms, one 1” pink and one 2” white
  • Beads, two 5mm black
  • Felt, 6” square blue
  • Ric rac, 2 yds pink
  • Ribbon: ½” x 36” in pink and ½” x 36” striped
  • Skewer, one 6”
  • Brush-on blush or pink chalk
  • Fabric glue
  • Foam glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; pencil; ruler; knife
DIY easy no-sew Sock Bunny

Who can say “no” to this face?

To make a Cotton Candy Sock Bunny:

1. Build the Bunny body:

  • Cut a thin slice off wide end of 6” egg so the egg will stand on its own.
  • Flatten wide end of 4” egg.
  • Insert skewer into wide end of 4” egg.
  • Join the two pieces together with the 4” egg (head) angled upwards.
  • Add glue and push pieces firmly together.

2. Stretch the white sock over the bunny body, starting with the nose. Carefully stretch and pull the sock down around the body. Cut off the excess sock, leaving an extra inch all around. Stretch and glue extra sock to cover the bottom of the egg; if needed, use straight pins to help hold the sock in place.

3. Ears: From the second sock, cut two, 2-½” by 5” rectangles. Round off one end on each rectangle. Glue together the cut edges, forming the ears. Gather together the straight end on each ear, and glue to the top of the head on opposite sides.

DIY easy no-sew Sock Bunny

Just look at that face!

4. Using fingers, make a small indentation on each side of the head for the eyes. Push beads into the indentations for the eyes, and glue in place. Glue on pompom nose and blush cheeks. Glue flower button to top of ear.

5. Apron: Cut a 4” felt square, and round off two corners. Cut a ½” curve in opposite end to fit around the bunny’s neck. Glue ric rac around the sides and bottom of the apron. Glue another piece of ric rac to top, and wrap around to the back of the bunny’s head and glue in place. Tie a bow in 18” length of pink ribbon, and glue to the back of the head. Trim ends.

6. Glue on 2″ pompom tail.

DIY easy no-sew Sock Bunny

If this cotton candy palette isn’t for you, change up the colors.

To make the Sock Eggs:

1. Flatten the wide end of the 3” eggs. Stretch a child’s sock over the egg, starting with the narrow end. Pull the sock down and around entire egg. Cut off the excess sock, leaving an extra inch all around. Stretch and glue extra sock to cover the bottom of the egg; if needed, use straight pins to help hold the sock in place. Repeat for second egg.

2. Decorate eggs with ric rac, ribbon and ¼” buttons as shown.

Here’s Linda Valentino’s Sock Bunny from earlier this week.

DIY Sock Bunny tutorial

Both bunnies are so cute, and each one has its own personality. How would you describe today’s Cotton Candy Sock Bunny?

Happy crafting!

Sharon  

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20 Responses to Another Sock Bunny tutorial and DIY Sock Eggs, too

  1. CraftyB says:

    Love the sweet bunny face!!

  2. Barbara Sullivan says:

    I love bunnies they are so cute Wish I could make one Thank’s so much.for showing us how make them..Thank’ss

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! It is hard to resist these sweet little bunnies, isn’t it? I hope you get a chance to DIY one of these cuties! Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    ❤️ the bunny socks. I need to find some cute socks.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I know, right? I have my eye on a few in my mismatched sock pile . . . Your daughter would have fun with these, too, Lisa! Craft on! Sharon

  4. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    Aren’t these just adorable! I like the re-purposing socks idea. Every household has single socks that will never been matched up. These are so very sweet!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Angie. We could make dozens of Sock Eggs with the mismatched socks hanging around my house! What are you crafting for Easter? Something fun? Sharon

  5. Candy Cotton just makes me think “spring”; good job! And the directions are easy to understand, too.

  6. Katiria says:

    cute…sweet..sugar..overload…must…make…crafts…

    • Sharon says:

      LOL! It’s like she has you hypnotized! Look into my eyes and repeat after me “must make crafts, must make crafts . . .” I hope you have crafty weekend plans! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  7. Anne Haun says:

    These are so cute. The sock eggs are new to me – such a cute idea!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! The Sock Eggs are a fun way to use up those mismatched socks . . . I think we could make a few dozen of the eggs from our sock pile! Kids could chose their favorite socks, and go to town on these! Happy crafting, Anne. Sharon

  8. Cotton Candy is adorable! I especially love her sweet pink tinged cheeks!! Totally darling! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Doesn’t she look like she would just melt in the rain? She is darling! So glad you like her. Any crafty plans for the weekend, Barb? Craft on! Sharon

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