This time of the year seems the perfect time to introduce the giant collaborative project that makes you emerge from a long winter and get ready for summer:
The Giving Bunny Project
Giving bunny is just what it sounds like. It is a little bunny who is made for the sole purpose of giving away!
The idea behind it is that you stitch up as many little adorable
bunnies as your heart desires (they’re really easy to make) and then you leave them in public spaces with a little tag as a gift for a stranger to discover.
It’s a small thing, but a little bit of vigilante embroidery mixed with street art, and you can spread a tiny bit of bunny-shaped joy to someone you’ve never met, and maybe make what was a grey day a little brighter...
Want to make one? Of course you do! It’s simple, and it’s tons of fun to give each one its own unique look.
Once you’ve made a bunny (or twenty) you can personalize them, dress them up, and make them your own. You can go really crazy, stitch them in wild colors, add mustaches, hats, tattoos or bow ties. The simplicity of the bunny design leaves lots of room to make him your own. Go nuts!
Once you’re ready to share your bunnies, print out a bunch of tags on cardstock, cut them out, and attach them to your bunnies before you leave them somewhere so folks know that the bunny is theirs to take home. Be sure to name your bunny too!
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa