This post wraps up my week away from blogging and it's one of my favorites - decorating my apothecary jars for Easter:
We then placed a second piece of burlap under the piece that we traced the bunny on and my daughter sewed around the outline of the bunny, leaving a decent sized opening at the bottom of the bunny.
We stuffed the bunny with polyfill, being sure to get the stuffing all the way up into the bunny's ears. I then poured a small amount of sand into a plastic baggie, which we sealed and placed into the base of the bunny so she could stand up on her own.
After going back to the sewing machine to sew up the bottom of our bunny, we then cut away the excess burlap, leaving about 1/4" of burlap between our sewing stitches and where we cut. (On our first attempt at bunny making, we did the cutting before the stuffing - due to the loosely woven nature of burlap, the stitches aren't super strong once you cut the burlap close to them and the seams ended up breaking open in several places. So remember - stuff, then cut!). We finished off our bunny by tying a colorful ribbon around her neck and adding a silver charm that says "Believe".
We repeated the process with a slightly different bunny outline to make make a second, smaller bunny and then arranged our burlap beauties in a large apothecary jar, where they are sitting on a bed of artificial Spanish moss, surrounded by a few colorful eggs.
Adorable, isn't it?! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! I'll be back with some great new posts next week!