DIY Easter: Lace Bunny Ears

Penelope Quinn puts a pretty spin on Easter by drawing inspiration from Hollywood fashionistas. Best of all, these chic lace bunny ears are super easy and can be made in under an hour 

Believe it or not, lace kitty ears were a big hit with fashionistas last season, with Hollywood stars like Nicole Richie, Rihanna and Katy Perry rocking the cat-tastic accessory while sauntering down the red carpet.

With a few pipecleaners, lace and a headband, the idea also lends itself wonderfully for Easter - they can be created in almost any colour and little girls will just love them! 

What you will need:

  • Ribbon Covered Headband
  • 4 x Black Chenille Sticks or pipe cleaners
  • 130mm wide lace trim
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric scissors


  1. Take two chenille sticks and twist them together at one end.
  2. Shape the chenille sticks into the desired “bunny ear” shape leaving approximately 5cm space between the two chenille sticks at the bottom. Allow 5cm of length at the end of each chenille stick for attaching to the headband.
  3. Cut the lace trim as long as your chenille sticks.
  4. Position the lace under the pipe cleaner shape ensuring that the lace sits under the chenille sticks at all points with the bottom edge of the lace stopping 5cm above the bottom edges of the chenille sticks.
  5. Place small amount of fabric glue along one side of the chenille sticks (do not place glue along the 5cm lengths at the bottom). Lay the chenille sticks glue side down onto the right side of the lace and press down lightly.
  6. Allow the glue to dry and then roughly cut away the excess lace along the outside edge of the chenille stick to achieve the desired look. Do not cut too close to the chenille sticks
  7. Repeat steps 1 to 6 for the second ear.
  8. Position the ears onto the desired spots on the headband and wrap the 5cm chenille stick tails tightly around the headband starting from the inside and working away from the ear.
  9. With the extra lace at the bottom, trim and clue up and under, to hide the chenille stick. Secure with pegs and leave to dry ten minutes.  
  10. Make enough headbands for all your bunny friends!

These look so cute as they are, but for a more sophisticated look ala Nicole Ritchie, I cut a 20 cm length of lace, and bobby pinned it to my head, hiding the bobby pins with the headband.


Materials and instructions courtesy of Spotlight

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