Easy Bunny Candy Pouch

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I wanted to do something simple and fun for Easter baskets this year that I could use over and over again. We love using our bunny nesting dolls to place little snacks and treats in and then hide away in a grand Easter hunt. This has become a special tradition for the boys and they look forward to finding them each year and discovering what treasure they might hold inside. I wanted to add to our arsenal of reusable treat containers this year so I made this simple felt bunny bag.
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In fact, you can make these so fast, you won’t want to stop at just one. Make a slew of them (trust me, you can totally make these before Easter weekend!), fill them up with candy or tiny toys and contribute them to an Easter egg hunt or to place them on plates for your guests to enjoy as they arrive for Easter dinner. Family and friends, young and old, will sure to love this little cutie (not to mention the treats & treasures inside!).

1. To make this little bunny friend, begin by downloading my simple template.

Use the template as a pattern and place it on two pieces of white felt (or whatever color you choose to make your bunny out of). Pin the pattern together with both pieces of felt and then cut them out.

2. Take one of the pieces of felt and create a simple bunny face on it. To do this I used thread to make a delicate sleeping bunny face- but you could also use embroidery floss if you prefer. Feel free to use my template for the eyes and nose or get creative and make another face of your choosing. In fact, this is a great craft to bring the kids in on! Have them embroider their own little bunny faces. It would be so fun to see what they came up with!

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3. Once the face in on, place the two pieces of felt together (with the piece with the face on it facing up and out). Pin and sew them together from ear to ear, being careful to leave an opening at the top to insert treats and treasures. (Again, you could have little beginning sewers help you out with this part too!)

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4. And now the fun part! Fill up your bunny with candy or little gifts. If using candy, and it’s not prepackaged, I would suggest placing it inside of a little plastic bag before inserting into the felt bunny (not show here).

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3. Once your bunny friend is full, pull together the ears and tie them together with yarn, ribbon, string, you name it. This keeps the candy tucked tightly inside and makes the ears, just Oh so cute.

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4. Share your bunny friend with your loved ones!!

I love the idea of getting together with family and friends for a delicious Easter feast. I think we will be going to Jon’s parents this year. Most of the time we are not able to meet up with family for Easter and I have always wanted to host an egg hunt and dinner party for friends. A pretty big endeavor, but well worth it I’m sure.

What about you? Have you ever had an Easter dinner party with just friends? Have you hosted? Did you split up the responsibilities? And if you are meeting up with family, do you have any fun traditions you do all together? I’d love to hear some tips!

March 28, 2012

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49 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sheila

    April 2, 2012

    These are so cute! I WISH I was hosting an Easter meal so that I had an excuse to make these!

    I’ve never had a just friends Easter dinner, but a few years ago I was studying in Rome through the fall, and so a bunch of us had a big Thanksgiving potluck since we couldn’t be with our families. It was so much fun to try everyone’s favourite family dishes, and it is a memory I hold dear in its own right. I think a giant egg hunt would be such a riot!

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    And So I Whisper

    April 2, 2012

    Wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. I would like to try it if only for my kids.

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    hollysarah

    April 2, 2012

    LOVE this idea. It’s adorable!
    Growing up, my parents always hid eggs around the house for a hunt. I plan on doing the same for my kids. These pouches would be perfect to collect their little eggs in! xo

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    Brooke

    April 2, 2012

    Love it! Pure genius. Can’t wait to make these for my littles tomorrow. Thanks for the awesome inspiration that you always provide! xo

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    Sarah

    April 2, 2012

    I love this SO MUCH and I’m totally pinning it =)

    – Sarah
    A Girl In Transit

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    objectsofwhimsy

    April 2, 2012

    very sweet idea!

  7. Reply

    Ez

    April 3, 2012

    Cutest thing ever!

  8. Reply

    Kristin

    April 3, 2012

    So cute and I love the ‘easy’ part. Fun!

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    Lorajean

    April 4, 2012

    Love it Mer! I really want to make some!

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    Candy

    April 4, 2012

    Super cute!

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    Kelley

    April 5, 2012

    Just printed the pattern and will be making these tonight! They’re adorable and will be fun to make, give and enjoy!

    http://www.kelleyhighway.blogspot.com/

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    Muschelsucher

    April 5, 2012

    Thanks so much for charing!

  13. Reply

    Jessica

    April 5, 2012

    cute!

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    thenestingspot

    April 5, 2012

    I absolutely love this little bunny! It is so adorable and really fast to make. I made some but ended up changing things up a bit to make a little purse for my daughter and her friends. You can see it here: http://thenestingspot.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/easy-and-sweet-bunny-purse/

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    nadyamarimont

    April 5, 2012

    Such a fun idea! Thank you!
    Nadya
    Moscow

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    Charity

    April 6, 2012

    So cute! Thanks for sharing the template 🙂

  17. Reply

    Mom2fur

    April 6, 2012

    Oh, my gosh, this is adorable! I love easy crafts, especially when I have all the ‘ingredients’ on hand. Gonna make one of these for my little nephew!

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    Kristin G

    April 6, 2012

    Fantastic idea and oh so cute! I made one but made it super-sized so my little man could use it for collecting eggs on his first Easter egg hunt! Thank you for sharing.
    Kristin

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    Nicola

    April 7, 2012

    Just made four of these for my little bunnies. So simple and effective. Thank you!

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    Fiddly Fingers

    April 8, 2012

    A lovely idea! I shall bear this in mind for next year!

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    <b>HillJillys</b>

    April 8, 2012

    loved these–thank you! instead of the little face, i sewed on a lil’ white pompom; made for a super cute tail peeking out of the bushes during the egg hunt. the kids loved them.

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    Juyon

    July 18, 2012

    This is adorable! I am unable to download your template because it ends up at a page where it says MobileMe is closed! 🙁

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    Melissa

    November 1, 2012

    Hello, it’s November 1st, and I saw these adorable bunnies via Pinterest. However, I’m not able to open the template either. It says does not support icloud. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Laetitia Porthault

    November 3, 2012

    It’s so cute.

    I can’t download the template.

    Could you please send it to me?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Marle

    March 19, 2013

    So lovely!

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    Cheri

    March 23, 2013

    I know I could draw my own pattern but I feel lazy and why re-invent the wheel? Sadly, the pdf won’t print. Apparently there are too many re-directs? Any direction would be great 🙂 Thanks so much. This is seriously cute.

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    Danielle

    March 29, 2013

    So adorable! A friend of mine posted this on Facebook/Pinterest and I knew I had to make some. I made a couple tonight for my friend’s little ones. Can’t wait to give it to them on Easter Sunday! Thanks!
    http://instagram.com/p/Xdl-JPnkxI/ (here’s a picture of the ones I made)

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