Easter is almost here! I’ve been excited for this holiday because my two-year olds are old enough to understand what’s going on and really get into it. We took them to an Easter egg hunt this past weekend and they had a blast! They are at that age where “collecting” is really fun, which makes egg huntin’ the perfect activity. And what is an Easter egg hunt without an Easter egg basket? I had so much fun creating these bunny totes. Seriously the easiest thing ever!
I had been hunting for cute Easter egg baskets for awhile, but I couldn’t find any that I liked! Or at least ones that were reasonably priced. I wanted something fun and more modern, so I took matters into my own hands. The requirements: under $15 each, no sewing required and no more than 10 minutes to assemble each one (hello, we’ve got a newborn over here). Easy peasy.
First up, I ordered these blank bunny ear burlap totes off of Etsy for $10 each. I’m not sure the Etsy option would ship in time for this Easter, but no worries—they are also available on Amazon Prime!
With the tote already made for me, I focused on creating the felt block letters for the front. I made my own letter stencils the way I always do—tracing them right off of my computer screen. I chose my font (Andale Mono) and my font size (600) and made pencil marks around the outline of each letter. (Note: I know my screen says a font size of 800 but it was too big! 600 at 100% view ended up being perfect.)
The reason I didn’t trace the letters fully is because I wanted them perfectly straight, which is hard to do when tracing on a screen. I used the marks I made to draw the final, straight lines with a ruler. The “O” is obviously a little tricker… I eyeballed that one. 😉
When I cut out my letters using the stencil, I used the clean edges of the felt sheets as much as I could to ensure straight lines. Can you tell I was straight line obsessed? I didn’t want the letters too look too “crafty”… ifyaknowwhatImean.
With all of the letters cut out, I eyeballed the placement on the tote, then used Tacky Glue to glue everything down.
Each tote is also fully lined, so to ensure none of my glue leaked through to the liner, it was easy enough to just pull the liner out while I was glueing everything together. I popped it back in once everything was dry.
All done! Seriously so easy. It’s really just cutting out letters and glueing! The boys received tons of compliments on theirs and they’ve had a ton of fun carrying them around the house. All weekend long they would sling it over their shoulder, yell “Bye!” to Aaron and I and try to head out the door. Lol!
Hope everyone has a great Easter!
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