See how to add a cute pom pom tail and a bow to an iron on DIY Easter Bunny Shirt. Happy Crafters provided the Iron-on Vinyl for this project. This post contains affiliate links, which, when purchased through, add no extra cost to the consumer but help support this site.
The Easter holiday is creeping up on me this year. With the cold weather we have had here, it doesn’t even seem like spring, much less Easter! I hadn’t done a single Easter craft yet until this DIY Cute Easter Bunny Shirt. When Happy Crafters sent me this exclusive Electric Grape heat transfer vinyl from their collection, I thought it would be the perfect color to create an Easter themed shirt for my daughter. See how I created it with the help of my Cricut machine, plus how I added the pom tail and the bow.
- Electric Grape heat transfer vinyl – One sheet should do the trick. I am using a size small shirt, and I used about 3/4 of a sheet of vinyl.
- White pom- I am using one from this CraftProjectIdeas.com Pom Pack.
- Cloth or ribbon bow- I used scrap fabric to create a bow for this project. You can also use grosgrain ribbon that you have sealed at the end. Some craft stores may also sell ready made bows.
- Iron on fusible interfacing
- Home iron or Cricut EasyPress or Heat press
- Measuring tape
- Cricut machine (I’m using the Cricut Explore Air 2)
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting mat
If this is your first Heat Transfer Vinyl project, I highly recommend reading the post “How to Get Your Iron On Vinyl Project Right the FIRST Time” before starting.
Open up Cricut Design Space. Click HERE to grab the bunny file that I used for this project. If you are not a Cricut Access Subscriber, there may be a fee for using the file. Learn more about Cricut Access subscriptions and if they may be a good fit for you here.
For those not using the file link above: If you are not using the file link above and you wish to use another rabbit image, you will need to add small holes in the tail and the neck or head where you want the pom and the ribbon to go. To add the pom and bow, we will be sewing them onto the shirt in a later step. I do not recommend sewing through the vinyl in order to maintain the integrity of the vinyl. To create your own holes, click “Shapes.” Add a circle over the tail. Add a circle over the head or neck (where you would like the bow to be). Select both the rabbit and ONE of the circles. Click “slice” in the lower right panel. Now select the rabbit and the SECOND circle. Click “slice” again. Now delete everything except for the rabbit image. You should be left with the rabbit image that contains two holes (one for the tail and one for the bow).
Measure the front of the shirt where you will be placing the image. Size the bunny image to the appropriate width for the shirt.
Place the Electric Grape iron-on vinyl on the cutting mat, shiny (liner) side down. Insert the mat into the Cricut machine.
Send the image to the Cricut machine. Be sure to mirror the image!
Once the Cricut has finished cutting, weed the image to include only the rabbit. Remember to weed the circles for the holes.
Place the bunny on the shirt exactly where you will want it to go. Do NOT iron it on yet. We are only checking placement at this point.
Grab a pencil, and make a small dot in the center of each circle from underneath the shirt.
Remove the bunny image. Turn the shirt inside out. Following the instructions on the fusible interfacing, iron a small piece of interfacing over each pencil mark. This is to help stabilize the shirt in the places where the tail and bow will go.
Turn the shirt right side out. Adhere the bunny image to the front of the shirt, being sure to line up the circles with the pencil marks. If you have never ironed on a t-shirt design before, be sure to read this post before starting.
Sew on the pom tail and the bow to cover the circles.
So cute, right?
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