Since St. Patrick's Day and Easter are so close together this year, I decided to forget about St. Patty's and go straight to decorating for Easter. Sorry, but I don't have any Irish lineage. My five-yr-old is perhaps disappointed about this since green is his favorite color, but in my opinion, Easter wins. Besides, we are in charge of bringing drinks to his school's St. Patrick's Day party and I'm pretty sure I can redeem myself in his eyes with some green Gatorade and green shamrock pancakes on Sunday.
Anyway, last year's Easter garland craft turned out to be too delicate to last more than a year (it was string dipped in glue and wrapped around water balloons to make eggs - a serious pain), so I made a new one. I loved all the variations of bunny-butts with cotton ball tails so I made my own template and got to work. I don't have a die cutter or access to one, so I traced and hand-cut all 30 bunnies. I used 1" white pom-poms for the tails, punched holes in the ears and strung them on some plain white grossgrain ribbon. The bunnies are made out of colored cardstock, which I am regretting a little bit. I like this garland so much, I wish I had made it out of something that would last a little longer. Maybe when this one gets faded, I will remake it out of felt or foam.
I had a hard time finding a suitable template so I am posting my own here, should anyone else want to use it. (Click on it to enlarge it, then right-click to download.)