I’m taking part in Craft Month sponsored by Crafting In The Rain. U is for Upcycle!
Five years ago I made my first son his Recycled Bunny Easter Basket and we still use it every year to this day. I still love the sweet little face on it and that it’s large enough to hold the small toys and coloring books we give in place of candy. As is often the case, my second born has had to wait a little bit longer for his basket but I think it’s equally cute and functional!
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Upcycled Easter Basket – Bear
- 100% wool sweater, felted (wash & dried)
- lining fabric
- Fairfield World Stiffen Interlining
- 2 buttons
- embroidery supplies
- sewing supplies
Step One. Create an easy square pattern by folding an 8.5″ x 11″ paper diagonally and cutting off the excess. Just for the record, no WAY I used my fabric scissors to cut the pattern. They’re just there for show!Step Two. Cut out five squares and four ear pieces from the fabric, interlining, and lining.
Step Five. Once your box is assembled. Hand embroider the nose and mouth onto the front. I just kinda winged it but feel free to use a disappearing ink pen for guidelines. Sew the button eyes in place to finish face.
To make the handles: I cut two 9?x4? pieces of my lining fabric, folded them to the center and then folded again (like bias tape). I also inserted a piece of interfacing in between the folds before I sewed the handles up to make them stand on their own. When your handles are done, attach them to the sides of your sweater box.
My son was so excited when he woke up to see his new Easter basket! We plan on filling it with lots of paper grass, some fun miniature toys, and maybe a chocolate bunny. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and let me know if you have any questions!
This is the final week of Craft Month sponsored by Crafting In The Rain!
Check out all the great projects created by some awesome bloggers and scroll down below to enter a great contest!
T is for Tee Shirt || Mabey She Made It
U is for is for Upcycled Basket || Tried and True
V is for Vinyl Decorated Sweatpants || Play.Party.Pin
W is for Watercolor Calendar || My Craftily Ever After
X is for is for X-acto Knife-cut Jar Pump || See Vanessa Craft
Y is for Yarn Wrapped Eggs || Cupcakes and Crowbars
Z is for Zinnia Wreath || Up to Date Interiors
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