Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Burlap Easter Bunny Bag



I've been having a fun time making crafts for Easter even though I don't have any grandkids.  I still have some paperbacked burlap left and wanted to make this cute bunny bag.  You might be asking what on earth could you do with that.  Well it's great for boys in place of a traditional Easter basket.  Hence, the green and purple colors.  I made a "tray" out of the same material that sits inside and candy, eggs and toys can be placed in it and then wrapped in cellophane.  Such a cute idea!

The burlap bag was easy to make once I figured out the measurements needed for folding it since I was working with a 24" x 12" sheet of burlap.  

So let's get started!

Materials needed:

  • Paper-backed burlap 24" x 12"  (Jo-Ann)
  • Bunny parts pattern
  • Foam Sheets
  • Google eyes
  • Pom pom for nose
  • Chenille stems for whiskers
  • White poster board for teeth
  • Burlap ribbon for strap
  • Velcro closure
  • Hot glue gun
  • Large 12 1/2" plate or top



First, I had to work up a template using a large 24" x 12" sheet of paper for the bag.   My original folds didn't work for me so I had to adjust the sizes of each section and re-fold before I was able to transfer the measurements to the burlap. That's why you see so many folds.



Final measurements are:


Fold and make sharp creases along lines:


Next, used a 12 1/2" plate to round off the corners of the 6" flap with a pencil and cut out.


Now it's time to cut out the bunny parts.  This template can be copied and pasted to Word and sized using format. 

*Sorry, I don't know how to download templates yet.


The inner ears and peds for the paws were cut from green foam sheets.
I used a dime to cut out the six peds in case you're wondering what size it is.


The teeth were cut from white poster board and all pieces were glued on as shown.

Burlap ribbon was glue across the width of the back inside.



To make the tray, I looked around for a cardboard box approximately 12" long and 4" wide to take apart to use as a pattern.  I was lucky to find a coffee filter box that worked. 


The box was in one piece when I took it apart so I had to cut it in half in order to use the burlap since it wasn't long enough.

I just drew the shape of the cardboard onto the back of the burlap, cut out and hot glued the flaps together.
 I think the burlap tray turned out really good considering it was the first time making something like this.

Here is the tray filled with Easter goodies.
I added a video game as an idea as to what can be included.


Once filled, wrap tray in cellophane and tie with ribbon.


A small piece of Velcro closure is added on the front to keep the flaps closed.






This really brings a smile to my face!




Take a little time to enjoy

and
Happy Crafting!






18 comments:

  1. Adorable! You are so talented. Happy Easter!

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  2. This is so cute!! I love it:) Very creative:)

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  3. Wow another amazing idea Gail. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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  4. That's a really fun and successful project! Hope whoever is lucky enough to get it appreciates it!

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  5. I love this cute bag! I came over from Someday Crafts to say hi. If you like, you are most welcome to join my link party on weekends as well.
    Have a lovely day!
    Best wishes from The Netherlands, Annemarie

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  6. Such a handsome bunny in burlap bag. Great for the menfolk. Do you dream in project ideas?

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  7. Definitely adding this to my daughters easter!!!

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  8. I see your comments sometimes on some of the blogs I visit and I decided that today, I would stop by and say hi. I'm really glad I did because that cute little bunny bag is adorable. You even worked your magic on that box. I love how your project turned out. You have a wonderful blog and I really enjoyed my visit. Have a great rest of the day... :)

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  9. That is one of the cutest Easter projects! I love the teeth. You always pay such great attention to the details. It's perfectly adorable.

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  10. Ever cute! Thanks for joining us at Idea Box. Hope you link up with us again this week!

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  11. Wow Gail, this basket would be a dream for any kid. Thank you so much for the how to!

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  12. This bunny bag is sooooooo cute, Gail! I just love his cute little bunny nose and whiskers!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  13. man you are full of the Easter spirit :) love this burlap bag bunny and this would be pretty easy to change up for other holidays or animals or what have you!

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