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No-Sew Bunny Basket

No-Sew Bunny Basket
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 7y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Jillian Locks
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Requiring no sewing, this bunny basket is a no fuss way to make a festive tote for all your Easter goodies.

How We Did It

No-Sew Bunny Basket
Gather your materials.
No-Sew Bunny Basket

Take your felt sheet (ours measured 12 in. x 12 in.), and fold it in thirds to create a 4 in. x 12 in. long rectangle.  Press firmly along the creases. Open the sheet and fold it into thirds the other way.  Press firmly along these creases as well.

No-Sew Bunny Basket

Following the crease lines, trim two 4-inch slits on opposite ends.  If you need help following the crease lines, use a pencil to lightly trace the lines so you can cut more easily.

No-Sew Bunny Basket

The felt sheet should now have three square flaps on opposite ends.  Align the three flaps on one end together to create three sides of the basket.  Staple the felt together neatly along the top.  Tuck the loose bottom flap in underneath.  Adult supervision may be required!

No-Sew Bunny Basket

Do the same for the opposite end.  You should now have the basic bottom of the basket.

No-Sew Bunny Basket

To make the handle, pick three pipe cleaners of different colors.  Braid these together.

No-Sew Bunny Basket

To attach the handle to the basket, pinch together the folded flap on the side of the basket.    Using scissors, make a small quarter-inch long cut about 1-inch below the edge of the basket.  Do the same for the opposite end.

No-Sew Bunny Basket

Take your pipe cleaner handle and insert one end into the hole and fold up the ends on the inside to secure it.  Do the same for the opposite end.

No-Sew Bunny Basket

You now have your basket!  Use extra felt or pipe cleaners to decorate your new basket.  Try adding ears, a nose, and a bunny tail.


Keywords

Easter

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These are adorable and SO FUN! The kids and I just made a bunch to hold goodies for their cousins. We used foam sheets (since I had leftovers) instead of felt, googly eyes, foam stickers and letters, pompoms, etc. Assembling the baskets and adding the handles is definitely an adult project, but the kids had a blast decorating them. Thanks!

posted by: karen on 3.30.2013

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