Create an Easter Bunny basket with an adorable pom-pom tail in a flash using heat transfer vinyl and yarn!
For those looking forward to warmer days filled with flowers and everything Spring, I’m going to show you how to make an Easter Bunny basket using heat transfer vinyl. The fluffy white yarn pom-pom tail on the Easter Bunny basket definitely ups the cuteness level! This intermediate project uses a Cricut machine to cut the free Craftables Bunny Ears SVG file. The vinyl designs are then layered onto a burlap bag to create the sweet bunny face.
Here are the supplies you will need for this project:
- Craftables Smooth Heat Transfer Vinyl (Black, Light Pink, and White)
- Craftables Free Bunny Ears SVG Cut File
- Burlap Tote Bag with Bunny Ears
- Cricut Machine (or Silhouette)
- Cutting Mat
- Craftables Weeding Tool
- Cricut EasyPress and Mat (or Iron and Ironing Board)
- Teflon Sheet
- Craftables Smooth Heat Transfer Vinyl Instructions
- White Yarn
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Step 1: Click on the Bunny Ear SVG file, download it, and open up the folder.
Step 2: Open up Cricut Design Space, select new project, and then click “upload”. Add the saved Craftables cut file to your canvas.
Step 3: Resize the bunny design to 6”. Then, copy and paste it three times so you have a total of three bunny faces.
Step 4: Select the first bunny and hide all of the designs except for the gray parts. Then, hit weld.
Step 5: Select the second bunny and hide all of the designs except for the pink nose.
Step 6: Select the third bunny and hide all of the designs except for the white face. Finally, click “Make It”.
Step 5: Mirror all 3 images and select “Heat Transfer Vinyl” from the material options.
Step 7: Place the white vinyl on the cutting mat with the liner side facing down. Then, add it to your Cricut (or Silhouette) machine to cut. Repeat this step with the black and pink heat transfer vinyl pieces.
Step 8: Trim down the vinyl designs and weed the negative.
Step 9: To add the white heat transfer vinyl to your canvas tote bag, heat up your EasyPress (or iron) to 315-320 degrees. Add your design to the basket with a Teflon sheet on top. Then, heat for 15-20 seconds applying medium to medium firm pressure.
Step 10: Let the liner cool for 20-30 seconds and then peel it off. If your design is not completely adhered, place the liner back down and heat if for a few more seconds until it sticks. Since burlap can be a bit tricky, you may find yourself going over the design a few times with your EasyPress (or iron) to make sure it is adhered.
Step 11: Use the same process above to add the eyes and whiskers along with the heart nose.
Step 12: To make the tail, wrap thick yarn around your four fingers 20 times and then cut the string. Slide the yarn off your fingers. Then, cut a string 6” long and tie it around the center of the looped yarn. Cut the loops on both ends. Fluff up your pom-pom and trim the ends.
Step 13: Add a dab of hot glue to the back center of your basket toward the bottom. Place the pom-pom on top and press down.
If you want to take the customization even further with this project, you could also cut out the bow design on the SVG cut file and iron it below the ear for a girly Easter Bunny! Once you’re finished with your DIY Easter Bunny basket, all you need to do is wait for it to be filled with eggs and other chocolatey treats!
Check out the full video tutorial below to see how to make an Easter Bunny basket using heat transfer vinyl in less than an hour!
About the Author
Meghan lives in Chicago with her husband and 4 year old twins. She is obsessed with making and creating the look for less. Pretty much every decor piece in her home is something she either made or upcycled. She started her blog to inspire everyone who visits her online creative space to create in their own lives.