Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:17

DIY Burlap Easter Bunny Bag

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Designed by: Keri Lee Sereika

When the status quo just will not do for an Easter basket, why not try making your own DIY Burlap Easter Bunny Bag. First, I will share with you how I make my own stencils at home - no electronic cutter needed! Then I will share the step-by-step process to making your own cute little bunny bag!


Print Template

Step 1. Begin by printing out the FREE BUNNY PRINTABLE.

Cover with Tape

Step 2. Cover the entire surface with 2" wide packing tape.

Fold and snip

Step 3. Fold the image you are going to use and make a small snip in the center. This will allow you to cut around the outside edge but keep the stencil edge intact.


Cut Carefully

Step 4. Very carefully, cut all the way around the image you are using to make a stencil, in this case, a bunny. 

Finished Stencil

Here is the finished stencil. I cut out my image first, then trimmed the entire cut image from the sheet of tape covered paper. Next time, I would cut the image out after having cut the rectangle from the full sheet. It would have been easier, I think! The stencil is now complete and ready to be used!



All Supplies needed can be found at your local Hobby Lobby store!

Supplies Needed to Make the Burlap Bunny Bag:
AdTech Removable Tape Runner*
AdTech Precision Pro Glue Gun & Hot Melt Glue*
AdTech Finger Guards*
Small Burlap Bag*
Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint by DecorArt*
1" Foam Brush*
Small white pompom*
Small flower embellishments by Spare Parts*

*All items available from Hobby Lobby


Place a block of wood between layers

Step 1. Place a firm surface, such as a wood block, between the layers you plan to stencil. If you don't have a scrap of wood, wrap a book with plastic wrap and try that!

Apply Temp Adhesive

Step 2. Apply Removable Tape Runner around the entire edge of the bunny opening on the stencil.

Press along edge

Step 3.  Press the stencil firmly to the surface of the bag.

Get Tools Ready to begin Stenciling

Step 4. Choose which tool and paint you are going to use. I chose to use Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint and a 1" foam brush.

Load paint onto tool

Step 5. Don't overload the brush. This is TOO MUCH - scrape some off and apply the paint in layers.

Apply Paint

Step 6. Press the paint brush straight down onto the stencil, working you way around the entire edge, then filling in the center. Apply a second coat of paint if needed.

Carefully remove stencil

Step 7. Carefully remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry.

Allow image to dry to apply heat to dry quickly

Step 8. Or if you are a little impatient, like me, you can aid in the drying process by applying hot air from a heat tool or hair dryer!

Use Precision Pro to apply a bit of lace

Step 9. Once the paint is fully dry, use the Precision Pro to apply a line of glue around the bottom of the bunny. Apply lace to the line of glue. Using Finger Guards helps keep your finger tips safe, and also cuts down on the amount of glue strings created when pressing an open material onto a project such as lace or burlap.

Use Precision Pro to apply pompom bunny tail

Step 10. Apply a tiny drop of hot glue to the bunny and adhere the small pompom as a tail.

It could be done but why not add a few more embellishments

Step 11.  Add a cute bow and we could call this project complete...but why not add a few adorable tiny flowers??

Apply tiny flowers with Precision Pro

Step 12. Use the Precision Pro glue gun to add tiny dots of glue randomly to the front of the bag and the center of the bow. Adhere tiny flowers to finish the bag.


Easter Bunny Bag

And here is the cute little bag, ready to be given to a lucky little one on Easter Morning!

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