DIY Favor Bags: Peony Pockets (Part Two)

peony pockets

Yesterday, I showed you how to make a burlap favor bag. Today, we’re going to make a felt peony to decorate the favor bag.

I found the template for the flower over at Yoonie at Home. Yoonie used the flower to make hair clips. You can use them to decorate just about anything!


Felt Flower Tutorial



Straight pins


needle and thread


Download the template and print.

Cut out each shape and place on your felt. (I didn’t use the green leaf shape.)

felt flowers

Pin your shapes to the felt.

felt flower hairclip

Cut out your shapes. diy flowers

Stack your shapes in the same sequence as the diagram on the template.

felt peony

Place button in centre and sew onto burlap bag.

felt flower burlap bag

Fill your bags with whatever you want! I love the idea of flower bulbs! Perfect for an eco-friendly wedding!

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  1. Posted by Nadine on April 28th, 2010 at 12:23am

    Love these DIY peony pockets - they turned out great and would be fabulous for a Eco-friendly wedding or bridal shower.
  2. Posted by TenThouBride on May 1st, 2010 at 2:30pm

    These are AWESOME! Most do it yourself favor bags are not in tune with what we wanted, but these are great. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Posted by Christina on May 2nd, 2010 at 9:29pm

    Thanks for the comments ladies!
  4. Posted by Tonya on May 15th, 2010 at 10:24am

    thank you! These are great!! I have some leftover burlap and now I know what I can make with it.
    Warm wishes, Tonya
  5. Posted by andrea on June 1st, 2010 at 9:58pm

    These are so super cute!! I am in the process of making 100 or so of these for my wedding in August. However, after making a couple of them I decided to make them bigger so I can tell people that they can be used as cell phone holders. Small phones would fit in the current template size, but not smart phones. I did not want the bags to go to waste after spending so much time on them! I also found it too hard to sew the inside of the bag at the top, so I sewed the top first then the sides and they can only cinch closed on one side, but it still works.
  6. Posted by Christina on June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53pm

    I never thought of using them as cellphone holders. Great idea Andrea! Send pics when they are done!
  7. Posted by susan on July 26th, 2011 at 7:08pm

    Love the bags! I was wondering what kind of felt did you use? Is it a wool felt? It looks really great with the burlap.
  8. Posted by Christina on July 26th, 2011 at 9:01pm

    Thanks Susan! It's not wool felt. I bought at Fabric Land.
  9. Posted by pascale on April 30th, 2013 at 4:06pm

    C est très joli...A bientot.
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