I’ve had this cute Easter bunny bag made and photographed for a couple of months now and I’ve been anxiously waiting to share it with you!
This darling Easter bunny bag is so versatile because you can use it for so many things. It makes the perfect bag to collect Easter eggs for an Easter egg hunt, it’s such a pretty favor for an Easter party, it makes a wonderful Easter gift for kids, grandkids, or friends, and it’s just cute to use and wear during Easter time.
The best part is that this Easter bunny bag is a cinch to make with NO sewing! My friends at Oriental Trading Company sent me some very inexpensive pre-made drawstring bags that were perfect for this project.
An Easter bunny bag will be much easier to make if you own a Cricut machine to cut out the iron-on material, but you can still make one if you don’t own a Cricut! If you own a Cricut, start at step #1. If you don’t own a Cricut, skip ahead to step #2.
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Easter Bunny Bag DIY
- Drawstring bag, canvas tote bag, or any other type of fabric bag you would like to use
- Pink heat transfer vinyl and Black heat transfer vinyl
- Cricut Explore Air 2 machine (optional- you can also cut the design out with scissors)
- Cricut EasyPress (or an iron)
- Pink and white felt
- Silk flowers (in pretty spring colors)
- Glue gun
Step 1. If you own a Cricut machine, head over to my FREE image file in Cricut Design Space. If you are using the same bags I used, click on “Make It” to cut the bunny eyes, nose, and cheeks.
If you are using different bags, then click “Customize” to change the dimensions of the bunny face to fit your bags.
To cut the rabbit’s black eyes and nose, place the Cricut iron-on material on your mat shiny side down.
Turn on your Cricut machine, adjust the setting on the machine to “Iron-On,” then follow the prompts to cut out the design.
Usually you would have the machine cut the mirror image when using heat transfer vinyl, but since this design is symmetrical, it didn’t matter for this project (so I didn’t do it).
Cut the design out onto the black iron-on using your Cricut machine, then cut the pink cheeks out onto pink iron-on.
Use the weeding tool to remove the extra iron-on material, leaving just the bunny face pieces on the plastic.
Step 2. If you DON’T own a Cricut machine, you will need to download the free Easter bunny bag template HERE, then cut it out. Use this template to trace the eyes and nose onto the black iron-on and the pink cheeks onto the pink iron-on. Cut out the pieces.
Step 3. If using the Cricut EasyPress, turn the machine on and adjust the settings depending on which type of Iron-On you are using. For the Iron-On Lite on a 100% cotton bag, the settings will be 305 degrees for 30 seconds.
Once your machine is heated up, pre-heat the fabric bag so that the heat transfer vinyl adheres well. Do this by placing a towel or cloth under the burp cloth, then place the EasyPress where the bunny face will go in the middle of the burp cloth for 3-5 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture.
Lay out the rabbit face where you would like it to go on your fabric bag.
Place the EasyPress over the bunny face, then press the Cricut “C” button to start the time on the EasyPress. When the machine beeps, remove the EasyPress. Let cool before removing the plastic lining.
If using an iron, set your iron to the Cotton/Linen setting, and make sure that the steam setting is OFF. Iron the bag section that will have the bunny face on it for 10-15 seconds.
Place the face, plastic liner side up, onto the bag so it’s nice and straight. Apply medium pressure with the iron for 25-30 seconds. Flip the bag cloth over and repeat by applying pressure with the iron for another 25-30 seconds.
Let cool, then remove the plastic lining.
*** Step 4. Cut out some bunny ears from white and pink felt.
Glue the pink ear middle sections onto the white ears. Fold over the center middle of the ear then add some hot glue to hold it in place (see diagram above).
Place the ears under the top of the bag spaced apart, add some hot glue to the bottom front of the ears, then hot glue them underneath the top layer of the bag.
Step 5. Pull a few silk flowers off of the wire stem, then glue them onto the top middle of the bag, in between the Easter bunny ears. Let cool.
Now you’ve got a darling Easter bunny bag!
Whether you pass out these bunny bags at your annual Easter egg hunt or the Easter bunny delivers eggs in them, these cute bags will definitely bring a smile to someone’s face!