It’s super quick to make these Bunny Rabbit Easter Egg wraps, with paper or fabric and with plastic Easter eggs or those egg-shaped lip balms. They make great gifts for kids and grown ups. I like using the egg-shaped lip balms because they stand up on their own, and they’re a great non-candy but still festive-shaped gift. But this craft will also work with plastic eggs or other eggs. I *think* some of the wooden eggs might come with a flat bottom, but I don’t have any of those. Or, you can take foam eggs and cut off the bottom. But I will show you how to make the plastic eggs stand up in a moment. First I created this template in PicMonkey and saved it as a .png file. It consists of the bunny silhouette and the straps that wrap around the egg (so basically, I put 3 ovals and a rectangle together!). Feel free to save this to your computer. When printing the template, here’s how I did it: I had it print at 4×6” and left “fit picture to frame” checked. Your computer might be different, however. Soon I will add a printable that should be the right size, but for now, just do it something like this. As a guide, the straps should be about 6 inches across. Print it out on paper, cut it out, and test it around your egg first to be sure. When you have your template cut out, you can trace it on paper or on fabric. Let’s start with fabric first. We are going to stiffen the fabric and make it double-sided by fusing to different fabrics onto some Steam-A-Seam2 fusible webbing. First, cut out two pieces of fabric that will fit the template, and a piece of webbing in the same size, but just slightly smaller. This is to avoid webbing goo all over your iron when you do your fusing. Then peel off one paper from the webbing and press it down onto the wrong side of one of your fabrics and fuse it with your iron. You can first fuse it with the paper side up, then turn it over and fuse on the fabric side. Next, peel off the other paper and press on the other fabric, wrong side facing the webbing, so that you have a fabric-webbing-fabric sandwich. Fuse the fabric with the iron. Then, trim the sides so that the webbing and the fabrics are even with each other. Now, trace the template to one of the fabrics with a washable pen, and cut out the shape. My dear husband just gave me a Cricut Explore as an early Mother’s Day/Birthday present, so I’m trying it out for the first time with this project! I uploaded the image to my Cricut Design Space, and I tried cutting out the shape with the Cricut Explore. It worked very well, though I think that it was made to maybe just cut one layer of fabric rather than two, so I still needed to use my scissors and trim it a little bit. But overall, it did save me lots of time as I am cutting lots of these to give as gifts. Just a note: make sure to enlarge the image to 6 inches or so if needed. Now with these two-sided shapes, you can have either fabric facing out, and it still looks pretty when you look at it from the other side. Now just add a dab of glue to one end and form the loop. And top it onto your egg lip balm! As mentioned, it stands up by itself so it’s perfect for this craft. But if you are using eggs that don’t stand up on their own, you can just make a little round stand with the leftover fused fabric. Just cut a circle (I used a spool as my template), and glue it on to the bottom of the egg. You can fill it with little treats or gifts and top it with the bunny and you’re all set. If you like, you can bend one ear to show the contrasting fabric. Just press a crease with your iron. I also made some with scrapbook paper. I could have adhered paper to the other side to make it double-sided, but I didn’t this time. Or I could have used already double-sided paper. Again, either trace the template and cut it out with scissors, or cut it with your Cricut. Double stick tape works fine to hold the loop in place. And here’s one made with paper covered with washi tape, like I did with my St Patrick’s Day Washi Tape Wreath. I just covered the back of the strawberry paper with washi tape on a diagonal. I set the dial on the Cricut to cut thicker cardstock just in case. Yay it worked!!!! One last touch…a cotton tail! These are pom poms cut from some trim. Just use hot glue to stick them on. Yay all done. Love my egg bunny family. And I love that retro print paper box I found at the thrift store. Can’t wait to hand these out to my gal friends and family, plus the girls’ teachers will get getting one too. I wish I posted this tutorial earlier (Easter is just a few days away), but this craft is quick, particularly if you use paper. If not, pin this for next year! More ideas: use these as napkin rings on your Easter table, or extend the straps and wrap them around mason jars filled with candy or flowers as part of your Easter centerpiece. Happy Easter! Find more Easter ideas here.
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Author and Crafter at The Silly Pearl
Stephanie Chan is the crafter behind The Silly Pearl. She has been creating since childhood, inspired by her creative parents. Today she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her handy IT Guy husband, sweet twin girls born in 2007 (Year of the Pig), and a fuzzy tabby cat named Sherry. Current obsessions include watercolor, mid century modern design, Harry Potter, and of course, cats and pigs!