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Easter craft: Felt Bunny Treat Bags

Bags, Easter's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Sewing  |  January 13th 2012  |  0 Comment

Easter craft:  Felt Bunny Treat Bags


  • felt ( I used some felt yardage I had left over from another project, but you could use the felt sheets as well)
  • acrylic paint
  • ribbon

DIRECTIONS:1.  Cut your felt pieces for each bunny.  The size is pretty much up to you, depending on how large or small your want your bag.  I cut mine to be approx. 6×9″ on the fold, so opened up they’d be 6×18″.  If you’re using the felt sheets, you’d fold it in half and cut to make two 6×9″ pieces.

My felt cut out with the fold at the bottom.

2.  Now, cut out the ear shapes from each rectangle.

Starting to look like a bunny.

3.  Sew the front and back pieces together, leaving the space between the ears open.  Because mine was cut on the fold, I didn’t have to sew across the bottom.  If you used two pieces, you’ll sew the bottom too.

Edges sewn with space between the ears left open.

4.  Using acrylic paints, paint in the ears, nose and eyes.  I think it would also be cute to use patterned fabric and iron-on adhesive for these pieces.  ( I also added whiskers later, because I thought my bunnies looked a little bare without them )

Painting on the bunny’s features.

5.  Let your paint dry and get your ribbon ready.

All fifteen bunnies soaking up the sun on my back deck.

6.  On the back of each bunny, cut two small vertical slits in between the ears.  Then on the front, cut two pairs of slits closer to the ears.  These will help hold your ribbon in place when you tie your bags closed.

Fold and cut the slits.

A little tougher to see, but the pairs of cuts are near the ears.

7.  Thread your ribbon through.  I added a drop of hot glue on the back of each bunny where I threaded the ribbon through to hold it in place, since we’d be reusing them and I didn’t want to keep replacing ribbons.

8.  Fill your bunny treat bags, then tie them closed, adjusting the ears if necessary.

Good thing they also got toothbrushes and floss in their baskets! 

Sewing baskets