Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Edible Easter Baskets



While we can never have too many stamps, too much paper, too many nestabilities or too much money...you can have too many Easter baskets. They are such fun to fill and decorate, but what happens after Easter? They might go into storage or if you are like me, maybe I can "trick" it up for another occasion. With this project, you will be able to eat your basket!

While I was at Walmart buying my donuts, I picked up a package of Reeses eggs and Marshmallow eggs. Each basket is made with four (4) eggs. They come in packages of six, so that means you can eat two!





They are fairly simple to make. First, the base of my basket is a piece of cardboard that I cut 3 3/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches. I covered the piece of cardboard with a colored cardstock. Then, using a LOW TEMP glue stick in my glue gun, I started gluing the the crinkled ends of the egg packaging together. While the glue gun is a low temp, it is still wicked hot, so I used a pair of tweezers to to hold the ends together while it dried. After all four are glued together, it will look like a square. Then I glued the cardboard base onto the bottom of the egg square. Easy peasy! to make the handle, I just cut two strips of cardstock, adhered them together to make it little more durable, and cut a decorative edge. The handle was glued into the basket. I embellished the basket with some ribbon and the Easter stamp from Favorite Occasions by Justrite



Supplies:
Stamps: Justrite-Favorite Occassions
Ink: Memento
Paper: Bazzill
Misc: Copics, nestabilities, candy, cardboard, ribbon, low temp hot glue gun/sticks, paper shred


Thanks for stopping by,

18 comments:

  1. What a great idea, too bad my kids are grown and not close (no grandchildren yet... :() I really like how you said you can eat two!! LOL Maybe my dear hubby would like one. :O

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  2. Another winner! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. So cute! And great for a senior citizens or students, hospital treats...really anyone short on storage space.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Great idea! Can you imagine this using Hershey's bars and making a SMORES basket!?

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  5. This is absolutely adorable and wonderfully clever! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a great idea! Will have to try this for my daughters, even tho they are in their 20's! Thanks, Mary

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  7. Ingenious! What a great idea, thanks for sharing it!

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  8. Oh Wow! This is the best basket ever!!! Luuuuuv your idea :) the cleverness of you~ hugs

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  9. love this idea! so cleaver! thanks for sharing...i will try these for the girls at work.

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  10. Great idea! Is it okay to pin it?

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  11. What a great Easter gift idea for my grown-up kids! Thanks.

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  12. http://barbarasbeat.blogspot.com/2012/04/momtrepreneur-crafters-of-day-edible.html#more

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  13. "Wicked Hot" you say... hmmm, I wonder if you reside anywhere near Mass. :-)

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  14. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your basket idea! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/edible-easter-basket/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a fun project idea!

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