I wish someone would’ve helped me out with some friendly advice in the handmade gift category as a child with things like this DIY floral love sign. Instead I gave my Mom things like painted rocks and the wonderful surprise of cutting up beloved printed photos and putting them in a cut up, teen magazine style collage that even obsessed Beiber lovers across the world couldn’t compete with (sorry about that one Mom!).
All of this to say that even kids can get in on this inexpensive project with a little helping hand, and it’s a DIY gift that’s actually worth saving and won’t cause tears of sadness from years of cut up family photos… don’t judge me.
It’s like they always say, a gift is only as good as the box it comes in… okay maybe that’s not true, but a pretty box will always help! These DIY fresh flower gift boxes knock out three Mother’s Day birds with one stone: flowers, handmade, and chocolate. This is also assuming that your Mom is as addicted to chocolate as mine is (now you know where the sugar part of Sugar & Cloth comes from).
Side note: this is the first project we shot in the new studio. It took a few minutes to get used to from having graduated from my living room coffee table, but I’m loving it!
So far this week I’ve learned a few things for sure. One being that coming back to work and real life after a mid-week rendezvous is worse than any Monday, and two, that I can only do pastel colors for so long before I need a little umph in my life and Easter eggs are no exception. As tough as learning those lessons might have been (not really), there are luckily such things as confetti and macarons to make things a bit easier to chew…
Remember my DIY for gold leaf macarons a few weeks ago? Well if you’re in Houston you should know that Sweet is selling special edition gold leaf macaron eggs for Easter! For those of you that aren’t local, you can follow my tutorial to recreate your own.
I know I’ve been a quite the Easter kick lately, but let’s be honest, it’s totally my color scheme. There also aren’t a lot of other times in the year where it’s socially acceptable to serve macaron bunnies to people when they come to your house for a quick visit, which means we need to heed the opportunity while we can, am I right?
Thus, I present to you DIY bunny ear macarons that are perfectly okay (in my book) to serve all of this month if you’d like! And for those of you that aren’t as bunny friendly, bare with me for just a tinyyyy bit longer!
- Craft paper
- Ultra thin taper candles or thin lollipop sticks
- Glue stick
- Pink watercolor paint and brush (optional)
Cut a quick two bows and pair of bunny ears for each cookie you have. To cut the bows, make a small rectangle shape and then cut two wide V shapes from each long side.
Make this craft even quicker by cutting multiple pieces of paper at a time to create multiple pairs at once.
Being very careful to not crush the macaron, gently place a lollipop stick or thin taper candle through the bottom of the cookie. I like using the candles because of the color variety, but either one works as long as they’re thin enough to not break the cookie apart.
Next, use a glue stick to adhere two bows to each other around the stick or candle to keep the double-sided bow in place.
Lastly, you can brush a quick touch of pink for the bunny ears onto the cut out card stock with watercolor and a paint brush, or just you them as is by sticking the ears in the top crease of the cookie making sure they touch icing to keep them in place.
Now all you have to do is serve and enjoy! I think they look cute laying flat (you can even use them as placecards!) or you can fix them into white floral foam to make them stand up in little baskets.