We are getting super excited for Easter around here.
With my kids all at these incredible ages, holidays are just so exciting! They have always been fun, but I think having our oldest realize that Santa wasn’t real this past Christmas – it has made the holidays extra sweet for us. It opened our eyes to the fact that there are only so many of these holidays left, where our children believe in fairy tales of bunnies leaving eggs all around the house while they are sleeping or tooth fairies who come in middle of the night. That being said, I have made it my job to make these holidays extra special. I want the memories my children have of these days spent together as a family to last a lifetime.
Bunny + Egg Pillow
An easy Easter Home Decor or stuffie DIY
Now of course I know it is not about ‘stuff’. It never is. In fact, I have learned that too much stuff can actually ruin a holiday for our family. But what it is about are the moments. The moments we have together as a family, laughing and playing. The moments of seeing the pure joy on our children’s faces as they discover that the Easter bunny came. The moments of making them wait on the stairs in pure agony until they are able to come down. The MOMENTS we have together, as we try to take snapshots in our brain to remember forever. To store these snapshots in my heart, and cherish the blessing of being able to have them with my family. And to remember to stay PRESENT in these moments, not getting distracted or anxious or stressed. But to simply be there, together.
As a seamstress, and someone who has the gift of creating with my hands, it gives me great joy to make these simple DIYs, like the bunny head and egg pillows. To get to be a part of creating the joy I see reflected in my children’s eyes as they come in the door and realize that Easter is coming :).
How to make an easy Stuffed Bunny
- Cotton fabric for bunny head
- Coordinating fat quarter of cotton fabric for bunny body
- Fabric paint
- Basic sewing essentials
- Needle & thread
- Cut out (2) bunny head shapes, one for front and one for back. Also, using the bottom of one bunny head for reference, cut out a smaller circle from coordinating fabric for the bunny body.
- Pin bunny body circle to bottom right side of front bunny face. Sew around to secure. (*optional – you can fray check the edges of the bunny body prior to sewing around if desired. I liked the frayed look for this pillow.)
- Place bunny head front and back right sides together, matching up all seams. Pin around and sew, leaving a 4″ opening for turning. Clip seams and turn right sides out, pushing out all edges.
- Place a piece of flat tin foil inside of the middle of the bunny. Using fabric paint that has a small tip for writing, draw / paint bunny face on front of pillow. Allow to dry.
- Stuff bunny with PolyFil until firm.
- Pin opening closed and hand sew with a needle and thread.
How to make an easy Egg Pillow
- White / beige cotton fabric
- Iron on sequin ribbon or fabric (found in store at my local craft store, comparable HERE)
- Needle and thread
- Cut out (2) egg shapes, one front and one back.
- Cut numerous strips of iron on sequin or glitter fabric. Following the instructions on the packaging, iron glitter appliqué directly onto the right side of the front and back pillow. Allow fabric to cool.
- Place egg front and back right sides together, matching up all sides. Pin around and sew, leaving a 4″ opening for turning. Clip seams and turn right side out.
- Stuff with PolyFil until nice and full.
- Pin opening closed and hand sew with a needle and thread to finish.
Now lest I end this post without adding in one more thing…
The true reason for the Easter season. I know people love to say ‘the reason for the season’ when it comes to Christmas. But the truth is, the only reason we have a Christmas…is so that we can celebrate an Easter.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…