When I saw this idea from Landeelu I knew I had to try it! How adorable are these bunnies? I made them as little favors at our Easter celebrations.
1 yd. burlap
1 bottle craft paint
1 foam circle sponge
scissors/cutting mat/rotary cutter
Candy or something to fill the bunnies
I started by cutting the burlap into 5″ x 8″ rectangles. You will need two rectangles for each bunny.
Jo-Ann’s Fabric sells super cute burlap with polka-dots in cute spring colors. To tell you the truth, I was too cheap to pay $14.99/yd for this super cute burlap. I opted to buy the plain burlap and make my own dots. It worked beautifully. After cutting all the pieces out, I laid them on newspaper and used the circle sponge to make dots on the burlap pieces with pink craft paint. They dried fairly quickly, too.
Now you are ready to assemble the bunnies! This is super fast and easy! This would even be a great project for a child who wants to learn how to sew. First, cut a deep V in both rectangles to create the bunny ears. Next, place right sides together and pin together in a few spot to hold it secure while sewing. Starting on the left side about at the point of the “V”, sew around to the right side at the point of the “V”. Last, clip the corners at the bottom to rid the bulk of the burlap when you turn it right-side out.
Turn the burlap right-side out. The final step of assembly is to sew a straight line down from the top of each ear to the point of the “V” where your side seam exists. Make sure you leave the other sides of the ears open to add a fun treat inside.
You can either fill the bunny with candy to give as Easter favors/treats, or you can fill it with dry beans or rice to use as a decoration. Fill each bunny and tie it closed with baker’s twine.