Easter is one of my favourite times of year. A long weekend, sunshine, and lots of chocolate, all without the stress of Christmas. However, Easter always seems to sneak up on me, and thus crafting is done last minute. This year is no different, especially as all of my efforts have been focused on Mr Makes’ 30th Birthday, which falls on Easter Sunday!
This year, I’ve kept my crafting quite simple, using only materials that I already owned. These Easter Bunny Egg Warmers are a great way to use up your stash, and being so quick to make, are good for last minute gifts (or if you fancy a non-chocolate alternative!).
You will need:
- 1 piece of patterned fabric, at least 10cm wide and 25cm long.
- 1 piece of interfacing (the same size as your patterned fabric)
- Thread for sewing
- Black fabric pen or black embroidery thread and needle
- Coordinating felt for ears (optional)
- On a piece of paper, draw out your Easter bunny shape. Make sure the bottom of the bunny is at least 8cm wide, so that it fits over your egg! (My bunny is approx. 11cm tall).
- Iron some interfacing onto the back of your fabric. Cut in half so that you have two equal sized (almost) squares
- Place your fabric right sides together, and using your paper template, trace out your bunny shape and cut.
- It’s time to give your bunny some features! Either using fabric pens or embroidery thread, add some eyes, a nose, and some whiskers.
- If you’re using felt, cut two small sausage shapes and attach to the ears either by stitching or using fabric glue.
- Pin your fabric, wrong sides together. Stitch around the outside, close to the edge. (You can use either matching, or contrast thread). Be sure to leave the bottom open so that it can sit on your egg!
- Trim your threads; your Easter bunny is complete!
Once finished, find an egg (real or chocolate) and give your bunny a home!
If you give this a go, please do share your pictures on Instagram, and tag me, I’d love to see how you get on!
If you’re after more Easter makes, check out my post from Easter 2016.