Stuffed Animal Bear Basket

I have been on a stuffed animal massacre rage right now. I have made puppets and a neck pillow out of them. Today I am going to show you how to make a stuffed animal basket perfect for a new mom filled with diapers. You could easily match the animal to the baby room décor for a special personalized gift. Plus it is super easy!

Gather a stuffed animal, an old basket, some sharpscissors, and your hot glue gun.

Now this is the sad part. Have someone with a strong stomach do this part. Using sharp scissors cut the bear about 2 inches below the chest and then chop his feet leaving about 3-4 inches of leg. Clean up all the blood stuffing.

Throw the torso away or reuse the stuffing in another project.

Heat that hot glue gun up! Now what you want to do is use a lot of glue on the foot and then press it into the basket holding it in place a good minute while the glue dries. Do the other foot the same way.

Next glue the front of the bear using a lot of hot glue and press in place holding at least a minute or two. Wait until the glue is completely cool before gluing the back of the bear in place. After you glue the back in place embellish the bear the way you wish.

I added ribbon handles and a bow around the neck.

I had all the supplies given to me as discards. So it cost me nothing but a couple of glue sticks.

  • Rita @ Goodwill Haunting

    Thanks for the great tutorial! I have a baby shower for twins this weekend … perfect gift!

  • tinahead81

    so fudging cute!!

  • Heidi@TheCraftMonkey

    Cute! and you know something like this is SO over priced in the store. Can't waat to try this! :)

  • Zimms Zoo

    This is such a great idea. We are going to make some puppets and a puppet theatre for one of my kids for Christmas.

    This will probably be in the mix for a new mom. We were given about 30 stuffed animals so this is awesome.

  • Empty Nest Full Life

    Are you not just the most creative Chick ever! Jackie

  • The Fiskeaux Family

    Oh, Beckie…why oh why do you do this to me? You've already rendered me incapable of going to Goodwill without "seeing potential" and driving down my street without an eye to "rescue"…now I can't look at a stuffed animal without seeing "drawn and quartered and glued on a basket"! Man, I wish I had an excuse for making one of these…

  • Adrienne

    sweet and so personal :)

  • Debbie

    Once I got over the sawed in two bear, it was really cute:) Actually, it was really cute from the beginning.

  • Songbirdtiff

    This is adorable, but it hurts me to see a stuffed animal in that condition. :) Seriously, though, it's a great idea.

  • Heather – –

    I have to admit, I get a thrill from people who craft w/stuffies. They're cute, but they generally aren't *good* for much, y'know? I love it when they get a useful makeover.

    Call me heartless!

  • AdronsCatherine

    What a great way to use all the stuffed animals my kids NEVER play with!

    However, I do find the mutilation of sweet, innocent stuffies to be quite a disturbing thing… ;o)

  • Carmel

    Fun, unique and cheap (who can't find a million baskets, stuffed animals, even ribbon when yard sale-ing!). Great idea!

  • Beck

    CAUUUTTTE – yeah, I would have never thought of that…Great baby shower or birthday present…love it. Who doesn't have stuffed animals that they want to massacre? I have issues…I know. B:) Aren't you on vacation?

  • MomE

    I'm so doing this for the next baby shower at church. Super cute! I love your stuffed animal massacre…it's inspiring me to think evil thoughts about the stuffed animals that are multiplying while we sleep at night! They're taking over…

  • Annikke

    This would be great with Devotional Diaper gift (have you ever done those?)

  • [email protected]

    Oh man! That is what I could have done with that bear the dog got a hold of. Next time I guess. This is such a fun idea. I'll be linking.

  • Anonymous

    this could also be a Holloween Basket, Easter Basket, etc…

  • Lo

    ha ha that is so funny! in a really cute way ;)

  • ilovemy5kids

    If that don't STUFF all.

    How darling!

    Blessings to you sweet friend…
    Lana @ilovemy5kids

  • Cecelia—Sis—Mom

    That is too darned cute and what a great idea. I have a trashbag of stuffed animals, wondering what I was going to do with them.


  • Dee

    That's one way to FIX all my stuffed animals that seem to multiply every time I set foot in the play room.

    Your verbage totally cracked me up! Keep masacre-ing! I mean, keep that joyful pair of scissors cutting and that glue gun goin!

  • Kim

    This is SOOOO cute! I'm keeping this in mind for sure!

  • Mod Podge Amy

    Very cute! Oh, plus love the pink on the chair. Miss Berry is oh so sweet!

  • fawnda

    SO CUTE! Love it! Thanks for sharing! I am loving all the "massacring" you are doing! can you really call it a massacre if it turns out so cute?!? :)

  • Lindsay

    Hey momma!
    I made a little baby girl dress out of a onsesie! It turned out sooo cute you gotta check out my facebook because I uploaded the pic. Steph, jac and I have been crafting MACHINES!! :D You'd be so proud.

  • The Whispering Creek House

    I love this idea and wish i would have had it when I had babies! but the next best thing is for my friends for gifts! thank you for sharing!

  • The Mom @ Babes in Hairland

    This is so cute – and your tutorial was hilarious – er, very informative! Thanks for the great idea. I guess the key is not to do this when kids are around so they don't have to see the blood & guts, huh?! :)

  • josy26

    bravo ! for all your tutos ! thanks !

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