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