Make a cute Bunny Easter Basket from a plain apple basket using paint, Expressions vinyl, pipe cleaners and yarn.
Last spring I picked up some supplies on one of my crafting shopping sprees to make this bunny Easter basket, but then life happened and I never got around to it. I pulled out all my Spring decor stuff the other day and found the bag with everything I needed to make it, the perfect craft for a snowy day! I looked through my stash of Expressions Vinyl and had the perfect colors for the bunny face. It’s so easy to put together! You could even have your kids make a mini version with a smaller basket, or those cute painted metal pails you can get for around a dollar. Here’s how I made it! (Affiliate links included for some of the supplies I used.)
Supplies needed for Bunny Easter Basket:
- apple basket
- acrylic craft paint
- Expressions Vinyl Adhesive vinyl – I used Black and Carnation Pink
- white fuzzy pipe cleaners
- white yarn
- pom pom maker
- hot glue gun
How to make a Bunny Easter Basket:
- The first step is to paint your plain apple basket white. (You could paint it any color if you wanted your bunny to be a cute pastel like pink or lavender.) I used some craft paint from my stash, Americana multi-surface paint in Cottontail. If you have warmer weather than I do, spray paint would work great too!
- Once your basket is dry, it’s time to add the cute little bunny face! This is a perfect way to use up some of your smaller scraps of Expressions Vinyl. They are having an awesome sale starting today through Feb. 26. You’ll get $10 off $60 with the code TREASURE10, and ALL their Easyweed vinyl is on sale! So it’s the perfect time to stock up!I found the cut file design on Cricut Design Space, it’s called Bunny Doll Face, and you can get my cut file here.
- Once your design is cut out, just weed your vinyl and apply some transfer tape. I just tried the grid transfer tape from Expressions Vinyl and it’s my new favorite! I love it!
- Now it’s time to apply the eyes and nose to your basket. I ended up cutting my eyes apart and applying them one at a time to make sure I got them exactly where I wanted them!
- Next, you will make the bunny ears by bending a pipe cleaner in half, pinching it in the middle to make the top of the ear, and then hot gluing the bottom ends inside the rim of the basket. Repeat with another pipe cleaner to create the other ear. I bent one of the ears over a little to make it look like the bunny’s ear was more natural.
6. Now all that is left is adding a darling pom pom bunny tail! I used my favorite pom pom maker from this set. I used the largest size, which is the blue one (I totally forgot to take a picture!) I just used some regular white yarn I had in my stash, made a fat pom pom, and attached it to the back of the basket with hot glue. It adds the perfect touch. A little surprise in the back!
I added some green paper grass and plastic eggs and I love how it turned out! The cutest little Bunny Easter Basket.
Here are some other Easter projects & printables you might like: