Package for Grandparent’s
I laid awake last night thinking about what we could mail to my girls grandparents for Easter that live a few states away. Of course it had to be thrifty and light weight. So as a substitute for a basket, I made these Easter Egg Pouches to be filled with candy and art work from the little ones. And of course I had to make them for the other grandparents too! Quick and easy-I use that phrase a lot. I just hope that the Grandma’s don’t see my blog until Easter!
First trace an egg onto paper for your pattern. I just make this pattern up, nothing fancy.
Then cut that pattern out onto felt fabric. Cut two layers.
With the top layer only, cut slashes into the center of the egg to appear like a broken egg.
Now decorate your top layer any way you want to. On this one I used ribbon. I simply sewed it on.
After you have decorated the egg, sew the top and bottom layers together. This is a fun project to try out your machines decorative stitches. I also thought it would be really cute to blanket stitch around, but that would have taken longer than nap time allowed.
And there is my finished egg ready to be stuffed with goodies and sent in the mail.
Here is the egg pouches for the Grandparents close by. This one was made using the freezer paper stenciling method. It is so much fun!
This one was made by simply sewing strips of fabric onto the egg.
If I had older kids, I couldn’t help but think how fun it would be to see what they could create and come up with to decorate the egg. Also making it into a bag with handles is another idea. Oh the fun you can have with felt!
Here is how we stuffed them.
There were rice crispy treats shaped into eggs with Easter colored m&m’s.