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Last year, in a moment of motivation, I purchased Easter bags (complete with bunny ears!) for my kids. My daughter wasn’t even born, but I went ahead and snagged a blue and a pink bag from a Facebook group I’m part of. (I’ve since found the bags on Amazon.) I had hopes of personalizing them, initially by embroidering, but in my head I can’t figure out how my machine would handle the embroidery so I decided to go a different route.
I remember having baskets made by my mom when I was growing up. While I would love to make something different, I think these bags are perfect for our current stages. (Oh and they’re perfect for Easter egg hunts – which we’ll probably do in our yard, and possibly attend one in town.)
I decided to create faces for the kids bags, and add their names. I was initially going to put their names on the back, but ended up doing them on the front and I really love how they turned out.
What you need:
If you choose to print a name on the transfer paper, be sure you’ve printing on the correct side of the paper (and that you’re reversing the image if the paper requires that.)
Print your design and trim around the design. Place it on your burlap bag and with a hot iron, press the design for several seconds. Let the paper cool completely before peeling the back off!
Our city had an Easter egg hunt for kids last year that was a little nuts. We’ll have to see how we feel about going this year (probably not since our daughter’s birthday celebrations are Easter weekend.) We do have a tradition of hiding eggs around the yard for our son, which I’ll highlight in a later post.
The bag is burlap, but I realized too late that there was plastic between the burlap and fabric inside layer. Luckily, the plastic didn’t melt too much. On one of the bags, I trimmed the iron-on closely (per the paper’s instructions.) I preferred the version (the pink ears bag) when I didn’t trim as closely. Overall, I’m pleased and my son is pleased. (My daughter doesn’t care. She’s 10 months old.)
As I was making these, my son came in and saw what I was up to. He wanted to do an Easter egg hunt right away, and I had to let him know that we’re still several weeks away from Easter! I suspect we’ll be doing a few hunts between now and mid-April.
Do you make your child’s Easter egg baskets or bags?