Plush Petal Pouches
Hi readers! Happy Thursday! Please join me in a big Simon welcome back to our pal Debby Hughes with her always amazing monthly creative uses post! This time around she’s using some of our new Spring Plush to make cute candy pouches. Read on to get more information, and be sure to watch the video too! Enjoy!
Hello, it’s Debby here with plush petal pouches – try saying that fast three times! Are you as taken with the new plush dies as I am? Fabulous aren’t they but I did want to make sure I made the most of their uses so you’ll see in the video below I took the Plush Flower die pictured and turned it into these cute pouches to hold some chocolate Easter treats. They would work well as party or wedding favors too and when they have served their purpose as packaging the felt can be smoothed out and you have a lovely decoration or I think they would make great drinks coasters too.
I used some of the new wool felt in the Lipstick Party colorway – three toning pinks in good-sized sheets of quality felt. I cut the Plush Flower die from each color and the flower centre from white felt and then chose DMC embroidery floss colors to tone – 600, 603 and white.
I used a simple running stitch to decorate the flowers, doubling back on my stitching to create a continuous line of stitches for some areas. Choosing this stitch and not a traditional back-stitch means both sides of the project are nice to look at which I think is important – you don’t want messy stitching showing when the recipient opens their pouch.
Having finished the stitching I used more of the embroidery floss to pick up the tip of each petal and gather them together like a drawstring bag. In the end I replaced the floss with thin organza ribbon as I thought it had a little more substance.
The bags are filled with Cadbury’s mini eggs (small sugar-coated chocolate eggs) – I put five in each pouch and they fitted comfortably with a little space around them too.
I didn’t think the pouches needed much decorating but I did add a Stitched Tag stamped in Intense Black ink with a greeting from the Springtime Critters set. I threaded the ribbon through the tag and added a button to each pouch before tying the ribbon.
I think these pouches are a cute way to present a small gift or a few sweet treats and it’s great to get more use from our dies :D
Watch the video:
Thanks for reading today, and thanks again to Debby for being our guest today!
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What a creative idea! Love these pretty treats. :)
Great idea for little treats
Great inspiration today for Easter treats.
This is really a wonderful new way to go with dies
I love alternative uses for tools and supplies! What a fun idea! These little pouches will certainly dress up any Easter table. Lovely!
Very cute idea. They are really pretty.
i wonder if you can diecut pleather with these and make masculine ones, great idea
These are so sweet and cute
Such cute candy pouches! Love the idea and creativity here! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)
These are adorable! And they WOULD be perfect for weddings, baby showers, classroom treats, etc.! Great idea!
Love these so cute.
Cute! Love these stitched projects!
Love these! I have a weekend project! :)
Very sweet and pretty
Super sweet Easter Pouches, how unique and fabulous! Love them!
Very cute. Fun idea. Hugz
Very cute idea!
I’m smitten by Debby’s creativity. Such a cool project! Not speaking of incredible beauty!
Looks so sweet.
great little pouches!
These are so cute! I don’t sew though
Way cool! I love new ways to package little treats!
Wow. More ideas with dies. I love it.
Really cute idea for treats!
Debby, you are a genius!!! :)
What a cool idea! Love these petal pouches.
These are such cute little pouches!
I would put little pots of lip balm in these, as an alternative to gifting candy. TFS!
OH!!!! That is so cool! Love it!
These are adorable and would be great party favors or place cards for special holidays. Beautiful stitching and love the felt colors you used, Debby.
These will make such sweet Easter surprise packages!
Cute treat bags.
Cute pouches, love the stitching!
These are so clever and lovely! Can’t imagine making enough for wedding favours though!
Very adorable and lovely! Such an amazing idea!
Cute creations. Love your ides.
Isn’t Debby H. Amazing! I watched this over on her blog. Great way to get double duty from this fantastic die. Thanks, SSS!