Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bunny Bags

If you were wondering what happened to my blog post for yesterday, it's here. I didn't really have anything to write about. Not that I really do, but yesterday the well ran dry. Instead, it occurred to me that Easter is only a few days away.

The days of Easter baskets and egg hunts are long gone. (Though we had a lazy Easter bunny who hid the entire basket) Still some traditions are hard to end. I still hard-boil and dye Easter eggs. A colored egg is nestled into bread dough and baked (an Italian tradition) for Easter breakfast, if the monk who bakes the bread doesn't over-sleep, otherwise, the bread and egg nests are for lunch..There will always be chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, jelly beans (especially black ones). And there are always a few trinkets for the girlies. No matter how big they get, they still enjoy an Easter basket.

The Easter baskets did faithful service for many years, but are no longer with us. The Easter Bunny will need something to hold the bits of candy and trinkets. Gift bags would work, but the Easter Bunny could only find Christmas gift bags and didn't want to run out to buy gift bags. The Easter Bunny can be quite cheap frugal.

While trolling the Interwebs for inspiration, I came across Bunny Juice Box Wraps and decided bunny bags would do the trick.

You'll need a lunch bag. (I had white on hand, but brown bags would work just as well). The lunch bag measured 10 1/2 inches so using the paper cutter, I cut 5 inches from the top of the bag. Out of the bag scraps, I cut 2 ear shapes, and 2 paws for each bag Scrap paper in the girlies favorite colors (pink for The Eldest and red for The Young One) was used for the inner ear, large paw pad, and a hole punch was used to punch 3 small paw pads. I also cut a heart shape from the colored scrap for the nose. The colored scraps were glued to the bags with glue stick. Drew a bunny face on the bag with a Sharpie marker and a dab of chalk for blushing cheeks.

A pretty ribbon bow and a cotton ball tail glued on with white PVA glue (Elmer's) completed the ensemble.

The End.


  1. I used this great idea this year - thanks for sharing, they were a big hit.