Spring is finally showing its beautiful self in Indiana. We’ve had trouble getting all our school work done because WE. JUST. WANT. TO. BE. OUTSIDE.
Can you relate? I literally have dropped my chores and let the laundry pile up-to go walk in the creek in the backyard with the kids. It’s been amazing!
Now that we are feeling some spring, I realize Easter is just days away. There is nothing like the pressure of having to pull a good, meaningful, fun gift together quickly. You’re in luck! These felt stuffed bunnies were super simple. I literally made all four last night with supplies I had on hand. Now I can throw them in my kids Easter baskets with some candy and other little things, and they have a sentimental, homemade gift that took barely any time. You can do it too!
I started with taking a piece of felt and folding it in half. I then cut out a bunny silhouette. I just eye balled my bunny, but I know there are probably images you could google, print out, cut out, trace onto the felt and then cut out. I cut through both layers of the felt at the same time to make sure I had two images of the bunny that were exact.
I then did a quick stitch with my sewing machine, but I left an opening at the base of my bunny. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could do a simple blanket stitch by hand like I did on this plush bear.
Also, I added an extra piece of felt to two of my bunnies backsides to make them a tooth fairy pillow as well.
Next, I stuffed the bunnies with some Poly-fil and used a paintbrush to help stuff the Poly-fil up into the ears.
I decided to not try to stick the stuffed bunny back into my sewing machine, but I instead used some embroidery floss and hand stitched the bunnies close.
The final step was to hot glue a little felt ball onto the bottom to act as a tail. I toyed with sewing buttons on or embroidering a face on the front of the bunny. In the end, I decided I liked the simple look. You could also paint faces on your bunny or even give them away plain, and let your kids decorate them!
I think they would be cute with little pipe cleaner whiskers, felt legs sticking out, and even googly eyes glued on. This might even be a fun craft for a party. There are lots of possibilities, if we use our imaginations!
Has spring sprung where you are? I have heard we might get another snow storm and aren’t in the clear of cold temps yet, but for now, we are loving the sunshine! I hope you too are being able to get outside, create, and imagine the possibilities!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I will be back again soon!