DIY: Peek-A-Boo Bunny Bag

With spring in the air and Easter looming on the horizon, I decided to craft up something bunny-related. Those furry little creatures are just too adorable! I've thought about making a bunny bag for a while now, and while I have done so in the past (see this easy appliqued bunny bag tutorial here), this is different. How so? Cause it features a bunny peeking out of a canvas tote pocket! It's really easy to make if you already have a bag, but if not, it would still just take you under 2 hours to construct the bag and add the bunny embellishment. Sounds good? Read on!


Supplies: 
  • Canvas tote
  • Copy Paper
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl 
  • Template (download at the end of the post)
  • Scissors or Silhouette Cutting Machine
  • Iron
  • Marker

Start with a canvas tote. I sewed one up with a pocket just for this purpose! If you don't have a canvas tote with a pocket, you might want to check out this post on how to make one, but cut up an extra piece that's a few inches shorter than your bag piece so you have a pocket piece. 


Start by sizing your template according to your bag dimensions and cutting up a mock piece on a piece of copy paper. I always like this technique as it shows me how the bag will look like once it is embellished without committing to the design. As  you can see in the above photo, the bunny's ears are way past the edge of the main bag, so I need to resize that still. NOTE: It would be cool to use felt and have the bunny ears go past the main bag's edge!


Once you have made a template of your desired size, cut it on HTV. It's actually a pretty easy template so you can cut it by hand as well! You will want to cut 2 pairs of paws.


Iron your bunny and the first pair of paws under the pocket, making sure the bunny goes a centimeter or two lower than the edge of the pocket. 


Now using the first pair of paws as a guide, stick down the second pair of paws on the front of the pocket, cut down the excess and iron it down. 


Use a marker (in your chosen HTV color) to mask the edges of the paws where you see the canvas color (as seen above). 


And there you have it! It's as easy as that. You can even embellish the front of the pocket with a name, a quote or anything you like! I kept mine simple like this as I wanted the bunny design to be the center of attention.  

Ready for more Easter inspiration? Come check out these awesome Easter projects from some of my talented blog friends.



 From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Pastel and Gold Painted Flower Pots by Happy Go Lucky | Spring Chick Wreath by Fynes Designs | Simple Bunny Garland by Lil Mrs Tori | DIY: Peek-A-Boo Bunny Bag by Minted Strawberry | Pom Pom Tail Easter Bunny Printable by TitiCrafty | Easter Bible Verse Printable by A Cup Full of Sass | Felt Bunny Pouch for Easter Treats by Do Small Things with Love | Gold & Watercolor Geometric Bunny Art by Spool and Spoon | Moss and Twine Wrapped Easter Bunny by The Southern Couture | Spring Keychains by The DIY Dreamer | Cross Canvas by Vintage Gwen | DIY Ribbon Bunny Easter Wreath by Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | Floral Chalkboard Easter Prints by Dawn Nicole | Quilted Easter Decor by Nap-Time Creations | Crochet Egg Garland by 4 You With Love | Easter Bunny K-Cup Sleeves with Free Cut File by Pitter and Glink | Paper Easter Baskets by Crafting in the Rain


What do you love about spring and/or Easter? Let me know in the comments - love hearing from you guys! Have a fun time crafting! :)

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18 comments

  1. This is such a cute project! Pinned!

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  2. Found you through Craftaholics. This is so adorable! :)

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  3. This is just so, so cute! Visiting from Do Tell Tuesday and pinning. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks for pinning! I appreciate it :3

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  5. Love this! So cute and somewhat easy and you don't see it everywhere! Thanks for the idea!

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  6. I just adore your little bunny peeking from your bag! Too cute! Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop. :)

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    1. Loved being a part of the blog hop Bethany! Thanks so much for having me.

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