With Easter just around the corner you can be assured of two things: 1. bunny products will be on all the shelves in stores soon and 2. they will be adorable! Of course, instead of buying everything, you could make some cute Easter decor pieces like this mini bunny DIY Easter basket tutorial. You can make them with only a few craft supplies and the free printable pattern. With so many colors of felt available, the options are endless!
- Various Iron On Vinyl Colors
- Pastel Felt Sheets
- Sewing Basics
- Cutting Machine
- Free “Mini Bunny Easter Baskets” File
Before we start assembling the basket, you’re going to have to decide if you want to use vinyl for the face or some other method for transferring the image. As you can see below, I pulled the free file into my cutting machine program and cut the face, ears, and tail out of iron on vinyl. If this isn’t an option, you could also use fabric markers or paint to draw on the details.
Trace the pattern onto the felt sheets. I made the pieces to fit perfectly on a 6″x 9″ sheet.
Use sharp scissors to carefully cut out all the pattern pieces.
With the individual pieces cut, you can now add the details. I used a small iron to transfer the vinyl. Just make sure not to press for too long!
Once the face, ears, and tail have been added, it’s time to get sewing!
Begin by sewing two sides of the basket together (wrong sides pressed together), making sure to stop the stitch about 1/4″ from the bottom (as seen in the picture below.)
Continue sewing sides together until you’ve made a box.
Working one side at a time, sew the bottom of the basket in place. Now you know why we left that 1/4″ at the end of the side seams!`
Look how adorable these mini bunny Easter baskets are?! They are perfectly sized to hold a few small candies individually or one medium plastic egg.
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.