Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Button Egg and Stuffed Bunnies!


I've been itching to make something for Spring! I've been obsessed with Bunnies since I was a little girl. I even had bunny wall paper :) When I saw THIS on Sandy's Creations, I knew I had to make one! The pattern is free! Because me and my sewing machine never get along, I hand stitched mine and it was super easy. But if you have a good relationship with your sewing machine, I would use it instead :)
I made the tall bunny and then decided he needed a friend, so I shrank the pattern and made a smaller one. They were all done and looking cute but they really needed something, so I added ribbon around their necks, and as you can see from the top photo they look much better!

While I was stitching the bunnies I had an idea to take some brown burlap I had and put some buttons on it in the shape of an egg. I took some photos along the way. Here they are....

Step One: I took a piece of cardboard and cut it so that it measures 5x7.

Step Two: I cut a scrap of burlap and taped it to the cardboard.

Step Three: I took some chalk and drew an egg on the burlap. Since eggs are a pretty simple, I free handed it but if you aren't comfortable with that, you could find an egg on clip art and then print it out and trace it.

Step Four: Dump out all the buttons you own :) Okay, maybe just the colors you need. Place the buttons on the chalk egg you just traced. It will take a little bit to figure out where the buttons fit best, kind of like a puzzle. It won't be perfect but just try and fill all the spaces in the best you can.

Step Five: Once you have all the buttons where you want them, take some super glue (this is what works best for me) and glue each button down starting on the outside and working in. Just a little tab is fine because you are going to stitch the buttons on once the glue dries.

Step Six: When all the buttons are glued down, stitch the buttons into place.

Step Seven: Hot glue the burlap to the cardboard and put in frame!

Please let me know if you have any questions! I hope you will make this for your house too!

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75 comments:

  1. I wished I saved my buttons to make a button egg!

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  2. So cute. Love the egg with the buttons. Great idea.

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  3. Love everything about this project, it is really cute! And I love that you used such a dark burlap, it looks really good against the buttons. Thanks for linking up!

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  4. This is seriously so amazing! I love everything! I just want to eat those little bunnies :) and the egg??? Oh my!!! I love all the colors of pink you used--it looks soooo perfect! Love it!!!!

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  5. How ironic that I found your blog, I was JUST showing these bunnies to my husband. I have been looking for a craft to do with my little ones and thought the bunnies would be perfect. Yours turned out darling and I never thought about a pink bunny (my favorite color), nice job! As for the egg...cute, cute, cute!

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  6. Nicely done and super cute to boot. Marked in my favorites!

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  7. This is so cute! I absolutely LOVE buttons and will be making this soon. Love that you used cardboard, too. I try to incorporate as much cardboard into my crafts as possible.

    Love the bunnies, too!!

    Cheers,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi! I just found you through the linky at Sew Many Ways.
    You are very clever to come up w/such adorable ideas for the bunnies and esp. that button egg! I love it!!
    We have some things in common ~ I am much older, but love having nieces/nephews and I used to make cards all the time, but esp. LOVE sleeping in! LOL
    Please come over and visit sometime. I clicked on to follow you and I hope you'll do the same.

    Tanya



    Tanya

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  9. This is such an adorable idea!! I love it!! :) I just love all of the buttons!!! I love the bunnies you made as well! They are such a sweet decoration! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! :) I love your blog! you are so creative! I am now a follower!! :)

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  10. Soooooo adorable. Love all of it and I will actually do this. Sorry you and your sewing machine don't get along...but what you did looks great...who would know? Love your blog...I really enjoyed the visit!
    blessings,
    Debbie

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  11. I love the button egg. I even dreamed about it last night - how I can adapt it to my particular set of skills. I can't wait to make one tonight!

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  12. I just love the button egg! It looks so cute and the pink against the brown makes a lovely contrast. Great job. :)
    Humble Homemaking

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  13. So super cute and pretty easy! If you don't have to sew, I can do it. ;)

    I am so glad I ran across your blog! I love it. Even though I am a photographer, I am an artist and a crafter. I just don't get to do them as much without inspiration. Thank you for inspiration!

    Heather
    http://hdstokesphotography.blogspot.com

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  14. I ADORE your button egg! It is so cute & the possibilities are endless! Love it!

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  15. Great projects! (I love them both!) I just did some wooden bunnies and I can easily take my pattern to make felted bunnies! What a great way to use some buttons!...My daughter is a bunny lover too!...

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  16. Those buttons are the cutest thing ever!!!!
    Oh and the bun buns too!!

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  17. Just 'Hopped' over from MeetUp Monday (I just couldn't help myself)! I love the bunnies and shall be getting to work on some for a little Easter Party. I also love the buttons and think shades of blue for my boy will be equally as charming!

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  18. Ohhh...I love the egg! Sounds like a great Sunday project - this Sunday! :o)

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  19. I gotta make me one of those eggs.....super cite!!

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  20. I'm glad you are enjoying my bunny pattern :)Thanks for the mention!

    Sandy

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  21. I just fell in love with your button egg! Going to have to give this a try. Really looks great sewing the buttons in place. Thanks for sharing! I just became your newest follower. Stop by and visit if you get a chance. Blessings,Vicky

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  22. Darling idea! Featuring it for Whimsical Wednesday tomorrow on Rosy Red Buttons!

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  23. Very, very pretty --- love that button egg.

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  24. these are so cute!! I love the buttons..
    I'm your newest follower, too! :)

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  25. I love this idea....so cute!
    I am featuring you on my Fabulous Finds Friday!

    Alisa
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  26. These are darling! I love the button egg shape.

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  27. This project turned out gorgeous! I love your colors!
    I featured you on my Friday Favorites post today! I have a featured button if you want to grab it. Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!

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  28. Feature Alert! Feature Alert! This was featured today over at Today's Top 20! Come Check it out!

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  29. This is so creative! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Come visit me at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love this! So simple and cute! Thanks for stopping by and linking. :)

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  31. Well hello Auntie Lolo -- bunnies and burlap, no time for no nap, buttons and eggs Oh MY I must hop over on my little legs -- Adorable I'm doing both; so easy great ideas. Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  32. Hopped over from the Sisters' Stuff Linky Party! Love the button art...now to gather up enough buttons to make one of my own.

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  33. So simple and cute! I featured this on my blog today, feel free to check it out! Happy Spring!
    Jen

    http://jen-simplyliving.blogspot.com/2011/03/stuff-i-like-sunday-7-8.html

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  34. I forgot to say I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Love it!

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  35. This is DARLING!! I LOVE it! I saw you on the whipperberry features : )
    craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  36. I shared this on my crafty FB page : )

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  37. This is soo adorable! Featured it on my blog this week.. Hope you stop by and grab a featured button! http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/03/pink-hippo-party-21.html

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  38. I wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today. Come grab a featured button if you would like!

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  39. This is just adorable. I featured your project over at www.justpleasedaspunch.blogspot.com Check it out!

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  40. Hi! Stopped by from Tip Junkie. Super Cute! Love this project.

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  41. Totally adorable. I love the simplicity of the bunnies with plain felt. The egg is wicked cute!! !! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/i5BHt8

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  42. So cute!! Love the button egg idea! I can never get enough buttons:)

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  43. How cute! I love the egg AND the bunnies! That brown burlap is perfect!
    Thanks for joining me at Anything Related!

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  44. So cute I posted your craft in my Easter round up.

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  45. So cute! Saw you from my friends @Whipperberry I'm a button collector so this is great!

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  46. I love it, the buttons look great against the brown! Thank you for linking up, it'll be featured in tomorrow's A Crafty Soiree.

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  47. I made my own version today (with felt instead of burlap and a different color palette)--thanks for the inspiration! If you want to see how it came out, check it out here: http://omadarland.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-button-egg-and-felt-chocolate.html

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  48. Would it be alright if I feature this on my German blog
    http://cutelicious-shop.blogspot.com/
    using one picture - of course I credit everything and link back!!!
    It is so cute!!!

    Love
    Ms Muffin

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  49. Stopping by from Too cute tuesdays...I'm a bit late sorry. I absolutely love this!! Such a great idea. I really like the different sizes of buttons and the bunnies look good enough to eat :-)

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  50. what a lovely egg button....I´ll feature on my blog...hope you don´t mind
    hugs from Brazil

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  51. I really thought I commented on how super-amazingly cute this is last week. I've been dying to make one myself! Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this on my linky party post tomorrow 3/25. Thanks for linking and for such a great idea!
    Wendy

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  52. Too cute! I had to stop by after a friend showed me your blog. I didn't realize there was another Aunt LoLo out there, whipping up crafts! ;-) (If you want a laugh, check out my blog - www.lolo-craft.blogspot.com. Our crafts are quite different!)

    So nice to meet you. *grin*

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  53. That button egg is adorable!!! I featured you on my blog today- head on over and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/five-fabulous-finds-3.html

    Kelly

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  54. I love this!!!! Hope you don't mind that I used you as my Friday Crafter (well once I finish the post late tonight)...I just thought this was absolutely fabulous and rather than just lift your idea, I'll link your blog with a sneak peek so folks will come over here to see the whole thing! Love that you used burlap too-I always feel that it's underused in projects-it's so inexpensive and make a project look expensive!!! POP by later this evening to check out your writeup! ps-I came over from It's a Crafty Life!
    Kate @ http://kateblue.blogspot.com/

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  55. I'm super excited to make a button egg this weekend and share it on my blog. I'll be sure to attach a link to your site. Thanks for a great idea!

    http://confessionsofaholidayjunkie.blogspot.com/

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  56. I absolutely love this! Especially your button egg frame! I featured this on my blog today! You can check the post out here:
    http://justbeckause.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-head-monday-5.html

    <3 Becky
    justbeckause.blogspot.com

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  57. Love your post!! I've featured you on our Springtime Favorites!
    http://kirstikoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/springtime-favorites.html

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  58. I love this! I will be featuring it next week for my Easter favorites! Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Steph

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  59. I finally got around to trying this out! I linked back to your tutorial :) You can see my post here: http://erraticallyelizabeth.blogspot.com/2011/04/diy-button-egg.html

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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  60. Oh my goodness! Love that! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!! Be sure to put the button in your post or sidebar so that you are eligible!!

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  61. I'm a new follower! I found you through 'Our Seven Dwarfs' blog. I LOVE the button art! I hope you'll follow back at www.dreamplanlive.blogspot.com

    Thank You!
    Lyric

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  62. Love it! Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter- good luck:)

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  63. This blog is content amazing information about Easter craft which is very useful for me. It very important information about Easter festival.
    Thank you very much for this great information.
    Easter Egg Craft Ideas

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