This cute burlap egg can not only be used as a fun holiday decoration, it can also double as an Easter basket. Even better than that, it is so easy to make that it took less than an hour to put together. You can let the younger members of the family practice their sewing skills with this project.
Supplies You Need:
- Burlap Fabric
- Rick Rack
Tools You Need:
- Straight Pins
- Sewing Machine
Start out by drawing an oval on a piece of paper. If you prefer, you can print out the egg pattern I created. Cut out your egg. Pin it to two layers of burlap. Cut around the pattern so you end up with two burlap egg shapes.
Cut three pieces of rick-rack so they are long enough to hang over the sides of the egg by about an inch. Pin them in place. Sew a straight line through the middle of each piece of rick-rack to attach it to the burlap egg. Trim the ends of the rick-rack so they are flush with the edge of the egg. (Sherri’s Tip: Obviously, I used three pieces of rick-rack, but you can use as many or as few pieces as you like. Encourage your family members to use their imagination to make their egg unique.)
Cut two pieces of ribbon that are each about 12-inches long. Fold under one of the ends of one of the pieces of ribbon, about a half an inch, and use a straight pin to attach it, folded side down, to the top of the egg. Attach the other piece of ribbon to the other burlap egg shape in the same manner. Sew the ribbons in place.
Now you are ready to sew your burlap eggs together. Lay the burlap eggs together, right sides out. If you like, you can pin the two pieces together before you sew them. Start sewing on one side (start approximately where one arrow is pointing to on the picture below). Sew up until approximately where the other arrow is. You will be leaving the top open.
Trim the thread and your burlap Easter egg is done. Fill it with goodies and then tie the ribbons together into a bow. You can even hang up the egg using the ribbon.
If you are looking for even more easy burlap crafts, check out these projects: