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DIY Easter Bunny Pencil Case

Posted on March 17, 2017 by

DIY Easter Bunny pencil case - Super Cute Kawaii

If you’re looking for a cute Easter time DIY, look no further! This tutorial is mostly a no-sew project, so it’s a simple and relatively quick DIY. It turned out extra adorable thanks to the supplies that I recently featured in my Kawaii Fabric review. Be sure to check out the review for more about the supplies used and other useful inspiration for kawaii crafting!

DIY Easter Bunny pencil case - Super Cute Kawaii

What you’ll need:

Instructions:

From your main fabric, measure and cut out: two 19cm x 10cm rectangles. From your felt, measure and cut out: one 25cm x 8cm rectangle and one 17cm x 8cm rectangle.

Take the 26 cm felt strip, fold it long ways along the center, and cut the corner on one side so that it has two rounded corners when unfolded.

For the bunny ears, measure and cut out four 11cm x 5cm rectangles. Draw a bunny ear with chalk or a pencil on a single rectangle. Pin together all 4 rectangles and cut along your outline. There should now be four ears.

DIY Easter Bunny pencil case - Super Cute Kawaii

Now on to assembly!

Lay one 19 cm rectangle so that the wrong side is facing up, and center the smaller felt rectangle on top of it. Place glue along the edges of the felt and fold in the excess fabric. Repeat with the second set of fabric pieces. Leave the “pocket” with the raw edge open on the outer part of the back half. At this point you should have something that looks like this:

DIY Easter Bunny pencil case - Super Cute Kawaii

Take two ear cut-outs and place the right sides together. Starting 1 cm from the edge, sew along the shape using a simple running stitch until you reach the other side of the ear. Repeat this with the last 2 ear cut-outs, and then turn them inside out until the right sides are showing.

Since the ears are smaller pieces of fabric, I chose to sew them together to avoid making a mess with glue. For a completely no-sew version, you will follow the same 1 cm allowance and place an outline of glue on the right side of one ear cut-out, then place another (right side down) on top of it. Then turn it inside out until the right sides are showing.

DIY Easter Bunny pencil case - Super Cute Kawaii

There should now be two ears, a front half, and a back half (still with an opening)!

DIY Easter Bunny pencil case - Super Cute Kawaii

Now glue the ears down inside the pocket that was left open on the back half, about 1.5 cm below the edge. Fold in the raw edge and glue everything down. Both ears should now be secured, and there should be a clean, sealed seam.

DIY Easter Bunny pencil case - Super Cute Kawaii

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Let's Go Shopping!, Seasonal Cute

Lucky Clover

Posted on March 16, 2017 by

It’s St Patrick’s Day tomorrow so here’s some lucky clover cuteness I found.

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This new clover themed Sumikko Gurashi range hasn’t had much promotion from San-X but there are a few things popping up around our favourite web stores. Cool Pencil Case have these colourful pencil boxes in two designs.

Sugar Bunny Shop

The Puddle Bunnies know that clover makes a good umbrella! Sugar Bunny Shop has these cuties on a cinch bag and an enamel pin.

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Totoro is perfect for spring themes with all the lush green forest and rains. I might need this pretty washi tape set from The Fortune Cat.

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Clover and black cats are a great lucky combination. This Kutusita Nyanko letter set at Modes4u has four cute designs of writing paper and envelopes.

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Okay, this isn’t a four leaf clover, but Hoobynoo’s clover necklace was too cute to leave out.

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And a bonus! I’ve got a new paper craft tutorial on my Asking For Trouble blog if you want to make a happy clover card or decorations.  Let me know if you do!

Sales & Discounts

Tokidoki Spring Sale

Posted on March 15, 2017 by

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There’s a big Spring Sale happening at tokidoki just now with up to 50% off 300+ products from the whole range! Here’s a few things to look out for.

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I really love this Donutella all over print tee – the design is so cute and the faded style means it isn’t too crazy for every day.

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tokidoki x Hello Kitty is always super kawaii and these blind box figures are on sale for $7.50.

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tokidoki bags are a bit of an investment so well worth picking up in a sale. This LeSportsac Novoletta Tote is 50% off and has the cutest pattern with bunny tulips!

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There are a few plushies in the sale including a regal Prima Donna for $10.50.

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Even at half price, these London Sole shoes aren’t exactly cheap but they’re amazing and everyone will be very jealous of you!

Head over to tokidoki to see everything – the sale ends next Sunday!

Giveaways

Kawaii Depot Giveaway Winner

Posted on March 15, 2017 by

Time to find out who wins the all that Jetoy stationery from Kawaii Depot. And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Gabriela who said “The Happy Hop miimos remind me of spring a lot, especially the Frog one”. I hadn’t heard of this game before but it looks very cute! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us.

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If you weren’t lucky this time, you can still pick up some Jetoy stationery at Kawaii Depot. Get 10% off any $10+ order with the code KDSS-10 or 15% off a $50+ order with the code 15PER.

Check back in few hours for a new post and don’t forget to enter our CandiWare giveaway.

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Most Wanted: Smoko Elodie Unicorn Planter

Posted on March 14, 2017 by

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I’ve got a soft spot for cute ceramics in general and planters in particular. So the Elodie Unicorn Planter really deserves a spot in my windowsill. Kawaii, gold AND rainbow colours, what more can you wish for?

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The Elodie Planter is up for pre-order at Smoko, with an estimated shipping date of 30 March. Elodie the Unicorn is also available as a set of salt & pepper shakers and a very cute mug.

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