Needle felted bunny jars

Spring jars needle felt bunny

If you are looking for a simple craft to do while watching tv give needle felting a try.  It is a simple craft that gives great results in not a lot of time. Yes, you do have to pay attention to where you are punching the needle… trust me on that one.

Materials for Needle felted bunny jars:

  • Ball Smooth Quart Jar (Jarden Home Brands)
  • Wild Saffron patterned papers (K&Co.)
  • Off-white cardstock
  • FOR EASTER COOKIES JAR ONLY:
  • Wool Felt (National Nonwovens): Off-white
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Light Mocha
  • Wool roving (Clover): Off-white; Moss; Orange
  • Trims: brown velvet ribbon with white stitching, 7/8″, 1 yd.; white/blue dot fabric scrap
  • Black pebble bead
  • Sewing needle and black thread
  • Jar mix ingredients (see recipe)
  • FOR CARROT CAKE MIX JAR ONLY:
  • Wool Felt (National Nonwovens): Copper; Olive; Light Brown
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Espresso
  • Wool roving (Clover): Moss; Orange
  • White/blue dot fabric scrap
  • Jar mix ingredients (see recipe)

Tools

  • Brown chalk ink pad
  • Needle felting tool and large needle mat (Clover)
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (Duncan)
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Super sticky or red-line tape, 1/4″
  • Scallop-edge scissors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Computer and printer

Directions for Needle felted bunny jars:

1. Print and cut out patterns. Transfer patterns to wool felt and cut out.

2. For bunny jar, use felting tool and pad to cover bunny in off-white roving. Pull small piece from orange and felt carrot shape in bunny center. Use moss for three leaves at top of carrot. Sew pebble bead to eye dot and backstitch carrot lines. For carrot jar, needle felt carrot with orange roving. Pull small pieces from moss roving for carrot details in center, top and bottom of carrot. Cut leaf from olive felt. Trace 4″ oval onto brown felt; cut out with scallop-edge scissors.

3. Paint jar lid. Let dry and apply varnish. Use sanding block to lightly distress lids, letting metal show through. Apply varnish.

4. Cut 4″x12″ rectangle from patterned paper. Apply stick tape to edges and adhere to jar. Glue motif and ovals to jar. Cut 13″ ribbon lengths; glue to top and bottom edges of patterned paper strip.

5. Print recipe on off-white cardstock; trim to tag shape. Punch hole in tag. Ink edges brown and tie to jar with fabric or rickrack. (see photos)

by Melony Bradley

Pattern – Spring Food Gift Jars

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