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Easter bunny burlap runner – DIY

IMG_4767It’s the third item in the burlap inspired decoration. After the door wreath and the bunting here we DIY a table runner to complete the set. A beautiful yet simple craft to be able to involve your kids.

First you need to cut a burlap sheet, convenient size to your table (mine was 170x45cm) and better to sew the edges so it doesn’t unravel. Cut out some colored felt bunnies (or other material, whatever you have available). Click on bunnies to download a high resolution file of the bunnies silhouette, i made it as big as could fit on my runner size.

how to make burlap easter bunny runnerWith the help of your kids, paste the bunnies on the burlap runner, i used simple UHU glue, but make sure you put something under it to protect the table then glue the pompom tails.


Our home decoration is done now. We still have to decorate the eggs and we are ready for Easter. Don’t miss the coming post for our creative Easter eggs. Stay tuned i am sure you will love!

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Easter/spring burlap door wreath

IMG_4525The second item falling in the burlap decoration series, a colorful door wreath! Last year we did buttons made bunny, we had to remove it after Easter which made Nady a bit disappointed. This year our door decoration is more springy to keep it longer!

Cut a big circle of styrofoam then a smaller one within to make it look like a hoop. Wrap it with burlap and here it is, ready to decorate with pinwheels and flowers done with your sweetheart’s tiny hands with so much enthusiasm and love!

All you need is felt and burlap cut in squares and glued back to back. This is how we do pinwheels, step by step.

how to do a pinwheel flowerDepending on the size, you decide how many pinwheels to do. We made 3 different sizes and colors, as per Nady choice. He was the leader of the craft and i was following his instructions.

spring wreathInitially i prepared for only pinwheels, but he asked to add flowers, specifically green, yellow and purple 🙂

Click on flowers to download a high resolution file to help you trace them before cutting.


Such activities develop your child’s motor skills while having fun cutting, pasting, folding, drawing, tracing, and coloring. . .  These are big skills for tiny hands. It’s beautiful to see your children growing and being proud of their achievements!

“i can paste”! don’t undermine this sentence. Motor skills enable your child to perform important everyday tasks, and when combined with hand – eye coordination also open new doors to exploration, learning, and creative expression.

Researches show that emphasis on purely intellectual activities such as memorization of letters and numbers… is far less useful at this stage than encouraging fine motor abilities and hand-eye coordination. These skills lay the foundation for academic learning in later years. In order to learn to write or draw, for example, a child’s hand must be strong enough to hold a pencil steady for a long period of time.

The best way for you to help promote motor skills is to provide your child with a good choice of materials (blocks, crayons, nontoxic and washable markers and paints, paste, glue, modeling clay, safety scissors…) to manipulate as his imagination dictates.

IMG_4524We played a bit with the wreath before mounting it on the door. That was the best part; my precious is exploring the different usages of it 🙂


This is what i call a way to play! If you like this post give it some likes and shares to spread the joy. Don’t forget to like marmite et ponpon facebook page and follow on twitter. More posts yet to come, stay tuned!