Burlap Easter Egg Craft

Burlap Easter Egg Craft

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:

  • Paper
  • Burlap Fabric
  • Rick Rack
  • Ribbon
  • Thread

Tools You Need:

  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors
  • 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.)


Pin Rick-Rack Onto Burlap Egg

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.


Sew Ribbons on Burlap Eggs

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.


Sew Your Burlap Eggs Together

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:

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11 comments for “Burlap Easter Egg Craft

  1. 03/27/2013 at 1:23 pm

    I love the look of burlap… cute 😉

    • cnsozzy@wcta.net
      03/28/2013 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Denise!

  2. Sunnie Mitchell
    03/28/2013 at 7:51 am

    This is so cute! I have all of the materials for this project in my crafts and fabrics stash so I’ll be making up several to decorate for Easter.

    Thank-you for making sure your newsletter followers from the old site were given a second chance to ship over to your new site, too. I did miss your earlier note somehow so am grateful to have got the second notice.

    • cnsozzy@wcta.net
      03/28/2013 at 6:05 pm

      I am so happy you have decided to follow me to this new URL, and have fun making these eggs. It was so simple, making several should be a breeze! I was thinking of making several more to fill with treats and give as gifts to my neighbors.

  3. 03/28/2013 at 9:33 am

    This is so cute! I love the ric rac!!

    • cnsozzy@wcta.net
      03/28/2013 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Amy. I can’t get enough of both burlap and rick-rack these days. 🙂

  4. Deborah
    04/02/2013 at 9:56 pm

    what about fraying….doesnt the burlap fray bad???

    • 04/02/2013 at 10:07 pm

      Hi Deborah, I didn’t have any trouble with it fraying too much while I was working with it and the egg I made was more for decoration so I wasn’t worried about too much handling. However, if you are concerned, I have read that if you spray the burlap with spray starch and then set it with an iron, that will help alleviate the problem (I have not tried it personally).

  5. Brenda
    02/21/2014 at 7:23 am

    I like to give little Easter treats to my neighbors each year and I think I will make some of these burlap eggs to put them in this year instead of making or buying baskets. Thanks so much for this idea.

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