My girls, especially Alice, love Easter. Hunting for Easter eggs is one of their favourite activities ever (the more difficult the hunt, the better!). I’m always taken by surprise when they point out that we don’t have a lot of Easter decorations (which is true), but we had even less this year. I decided to make this Easter Egg Hot Pad that can be used for an Easter dish or just a pretty mat for a bowl of decorated eggs. The girls approved!
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- Cricut Maker
- felt (two colours)
- assorted fabric
- felt glue
- Easter Egg Hot Pad design
Cut out your pieces. In my design, the two dark circles are felt and the pink is the Insul-Bright. The light grey of each egg is the second colour of felt and the design on each one is a different fabric. I used the rotary blade for all of it, but adjusted the material setting.
I put a dab of glue on the eggs and fabric to stabilize them while I stitched. I stitched so that I was both attaching the fabric to the egg and the egg to the top circle.
Layer your hot pad like a sandwich–top piece with eggs, Insul-Bright, and bottom layer. Use a simple blanket stitch to close it all the way around.
I’m quite happy with how my Easter Egg Hot Pad came together, but having that extra decoration (that happens to be useful!) on our table really helped the girls feel like we decorated properly for Easter. It’s the little touches that matter, especially when you’ve had a year of upheaval.
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