Easter Craft Idea: Burlap Bunnies

It’s the 10th day of the month, so I’ve gathered my creative blogging friends, and we came up with a PASTEL theme to create projects around, since SPRING is upon us! This begins our 11th month with this collaboration. We had so much fun with it the past 10 months, we decided to take it another round. One friend needed to part ways, so we added the amazingly talented Chelsea from Two Twenty One to the mix. If you’ve missed the past ten months of fun, please check them out!   See my Easter Craft Idea: Burlap Bunnies pastel project below and then hop around to all of the other amazing pastel projects to pin & inspire this spring!

Pastel Spring projects and recipes

Join the BLOG HOP and “hop” on over to view the other projects up close. If you happen to come upon a broken link, just click HOME on each site to view the project.

From top left, moving down row by row:

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie Dough Brownie by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Yummy Spring Cookies + Cute Printable Tag by Thirty Handmade Days

Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies by Landeelu

Friendship Gift Tags by Simply Kierste

Easter Egg Cookies by Two Twenty One

Spring Easter Egg Sign Decor by Lolly Jane

DIY Color Blocked Necklace by Eighteen25

Polaroid Spring Banner by Little Miss Momma

Frozen Lemon Dessert by Your Homebased Mom

Patchwork Easter Egg Craft by Or So She Says


Easter Craft Idea: Burlap Easter Bunnies
I am always excited when we move from one season to another but, for obvious reasons, Springtime is particularly exciting!  Warmer weather,  greener grass, blooming flowers and everything that comes along with the Easter festivities.  I had been dying to start some Easter/Spring crafts when I spotted (no pun intended, promise!) this amazing burlap at Joann’s!  Polka dot?  Are you kidding?  I  used the gold on my St. Patrick’s Day mantel this year and then quickly set out to find a way to use all of the other colors I got my little hands on.

Polka Dot BurlapPretty awesome, right?   So I finally decided to make some Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies and I think they turned out so cute!  Here is a little tutorial if you want to make some of your own: 

DIY Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies 3

STEP ONE:  Cut TWO layers of burlap into a rectangle.  Size depends on how big you want your bunny to be but I’d say anywhere from 5-7″ in width and 10-13″ in height is great.  Then cut a deep “V” at the top for the ears.

DIY Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies 2

STEP TWO:  Put right sides of burlap together and pin in place.  Sew a straight stitch along the three straight sides of rectangle, leaving the top open.  Clip corners.

DIY Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies 1STEP THREE: Turn inside out and then sew a straight stitch up the sides of each ear.

Easy Sew Burlap Bunnies(Side note: This is a fantastic projects to teach your kids how to sew!  My 8 yo daughter was in sewing heaven making these!)

DIY Easy Burlap Easter BunniesSTEP FOUR:  Fill burlap “sack” with dry beans, rice, etc. and then tie closed with twine, yarn, embroidery thread, etc.  And then you’re done!  Super easy, right?

Easy Burlap Bunnies--polka dotAnd if you find them as fun to make as my daughter and I did and make a ton more than you were planning on making, I won’t judge you for that.  :)  We made all of these in a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon.  It was a near perfect day.

Be sure to check out the other projects in the blog hop for some more spring inspiration!

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  1. says

    Too cute. Can’t help imagining these with matching cotton ball tails. Beyond adorable, if I had a sewing machine with me at school all my friends would be getting burlap bunnies as surprise presents.

      • Mary Beth says

        I am thinking of this as a gift with candy for my mother’s friends at her retirement home. Easy to store when empty–in an apartment–and for them to use next year or to fill again, and give to someone else.

  2. Michelle says

    These are ADORABLE! I want to make some for teachers! Where did you purchase the cute polka dot burlap? Thanks!

  3. Marilyn Thompson says

    I ordered some of this fun fabric from Joann’s…don’t have one near me, and I’m going to make them with some of my granddaughters! So excited. Thanks for all your creative ideas!


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