Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DIY bunny ears

I was invited to a rooftop party on Sunday with the theme of  "Zombie Bunny Brunch".  I wanted to make some bunny ears to wear that were unique and fun.  I have made feathered bunny ears in the past with pink and white feathers but this time I wanted it to be a little more organic and pretty.  All the feathers are from the pheasants that my dad sent me.  He is a hunter so I have a great resource for feathers.  I love that I am helping to use all the parts to the bird.  I grew up eating mostly hunted meat and feel that it was a healthy, economic and tasty way for my dad to feed the family.   I started this process by cutting out two cardboard ears, then covered them with a stretchy fabric.  Next I covered the front with feathers then began to add the layers.  I added the leftover fluffy parts that I cut off from the bottom of the feathers to cover the back (I used the tops of the feathers where that are much prettier for the front).  This project took about a hour and a half.   I am so excited to wear these and have the most unique bunny ears there.  Now.......to find a zombie outfit to match!  

After the party we are heading to Dolores park for the crazy easter, mad tea party they have every year, sponsored by the sisters of perpetual indulgence.



3 comments:

Panty Buns said...

I love the highlights in your hair. Your bunny ears have interesting artful detail, especially for only half an hour. I was going to say you'll look awfully cute for a zombie, but I haven't seen the makeup yet. What an interesting Easter theme.

Jocelyne said...

That is actually not me, it's my doll head. I did however, do the hair on it. I am a pro stylist so that was from a class I did. The ears actually took a hour and 1/2.

Tamagosan said...

Wow, genius!