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No-Sew Burlap & Bunny Bunting

Burlap Easter Bunting--cute & simple no-sew project! #easter I just couldn’t start working on our Easter decorations without turning to my two favorite craft mediums: burlap & felt!    I knew I wanted some sort of bunting to decorate my dining area hutch, as well as a runner to decorate the table for my Easter birthday brunch.

 In my head I had envisioned something simple and semi-natural, but our felt choices were a little brighter then I had in mind.  The girls–armed with their brand new low-temp glue guns (watch out!)–helped make the first version, which featured very colorful bunnies, chicks, & eggs.  They loved it and begged me to let them hang it in their room, which I was more than happy to do, since it meant I could try again.

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For the second version, I decided to simplify it and use only the white bunnies against the tan burlap, which ended up being exactly what I had in mind!  (I know, I know, I’m so boring!) Sometimes you just have to figure out what you don’t want to know what you do, but I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out!  Best of all, it was a super thrifty project–we made 2 buntings and 2 table runners for less than $10 total!

Here is what you need:

bunting template (see below)
burlap (I used 3 yards to make 2 table runners and 2 buntings)
assorted felt
white pom poms
3/8″ ribbon
sharp fabric scissors
stick pins
glue gun
iron
spray starch (optional)

 

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Start by downloading this free printable bunting template, or by creating one of your own.

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Iron the burlap to get out any creases.  I found it ironed better with a little spray starch.  Don’t skip this step!  Your bunting will hang much better if your pieces are flat.

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Cut out template to use as a pattern, then layer several pieces of burlap together (I did 4 at a time.) Pin pattern to pieces, then carefully cut out bunting pieces until you have enough to make your desired length bunting.

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Repeat the process for the felt pieces, but use fewer layers.  I found I could only cut out 2 bunnies at a time.

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Cover the back of felt with hot glue, then place on burlap piece.  Be sure to lay your burlap on something the glue will not stick to (the counter or a plastic place mat), since it may seep through the burlap.

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Hot glue pom poms to the base of the bunnies as “tails” or, if using eggs, decorate with felt pieces and pom poms.

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Finally, arrange the burlap pieces how you would like them, then glue to the ribbon.  I found it was easiest to place a line of glue on the ribbon, then lay the burlap on the line with about a 1/2 sticking over the ribbon.  Once all the pieces were glued in place I turned it over and folded down the over hang, gluing it in place on the back side of the ribbon.

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Isn’t it cute? 🙂

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The steps for the table runner are pretty much the same, except instead of cutting out small pieces for a bunting, cut a piece of burlap that is the correct length and width for your table.  Pull some of the threads on each edge to create a nice fray, then glue felt pieces in place.  How easy is that?  A darling no-sew runner for your Easter table!

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What are your favorite go-to craft supplies?  Do you have any spring or Easter projects planned?

36 Comments

  1. March 6 at 08:13AM

    Love this! Looks great.

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 10 at 06:23AM

      Thanks Michelle! 🙂

  2. Aimilee
    March 6 at 09:08AM

    Love love LOVE!

  3. Jenn
    March 6 at 09:22AM

    For once I think I could actually do this one. I love the little bunny tails! Thanks Ruth!

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 10 at 06:26AM

      Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  4. Alisha
    March 6 at 09:53AM

    So cute! Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that if you (or your child) has a peanut allergy, you should stay away from burlap– it is such a reusable resource that it is very likely that the burlap will have peanut residue from carrying peanuts (once upon a time). No more burlap for us. Crazy, huh??

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 10 at 06:25AM

      That is crazy! Is it all burlap, even the stuff you buy at the fabric store? Very good to know just in case! Thanks Alisha!

  5. Kristen
    March 6 at 12:57PM

    Does the burlap make a big mess when you start cutting it? It always seems like more trouble then it is worth. It is cute though!

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 10 at 06:25AM

      It does make quite a dusty mess. It helps a lot to shake it out thoroughly before you start working with it.

  6. SOOOO cute! Featured today in my Spring craft round-up (and there’s a little “Spring Fling” save the date action too! 😉 )
    xoxo,
    Claire

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 10 at 06:24AM

      Thanks Claire….looking forward to the Spring Fling! 🙂

  7. March 9 at 11:01PM

    These bunny buntings are super cute! I love the felt with the burlap. Very clever : )

    • Ruth Soukup
      March 10 at 06:24AM

      Thank you Mimi! 🙂

  8. March 14 at 10:28AM

    Thanks for sharing this. I whipped up the bunting yesterday in no time at all! I had found some mesh ribbon at Hobby Lobby that looks like burlap, so I used it instead. It is more see-through than regular burlap but it worked great. It was much less mess than regular burlap too. I cut out bunnies from white felt and just for fun added pink pom poms for the tails!

  9. Liz
    March 26 at 06:34PM

    Just started working on this and it couldn’t be easier! Thanks for the step by step. I think I am going to add pink pom poms to the bunny bums for a pop of color. This would be so pretty with printed fabric instead of white felt, too. Great idea!

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  11. Stacey
    March 6 at 10:35AM

    So very cute! And reminds me of an Easter bunting I was just admiring in Pier 1’s ad!

  12. April 1 at 04:26PM

    This is both adorable and doable! I’d love for you to share it with us (and any other posts you want) at our Country Fair Blog Hop. It is month long and we’d love to have you! http://www.thetipgarden.com/2015/04/country-fair-blog-hop-april-15.htm

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  15. March 20 at 05:46PM

    Hi Ruth, This bunting is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing, along with the free templates for others to make it as well. I featured this on my friday favorites {easter diy}… you are welcome to come check it out: http://themooninmae.blogspot.com/2016/03/friday-favorites-diy-easter.html

    Thanks!
    Jennifer Mae

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