Sunday, March 18

Tutorial for Easter Basket Favors

Have you got Easter on your mind yet? It's just around the corner and we'll all need some creative ideas for fun Easter favors and treats.

Today I thought I'd share a simple little tutorial of Easter basket favors made from the cupcake wraps and party flags from the EASTER PRINTABLES COLLECTION. How much fun are these! And so simple to make, too. If you don't want to buy the Easter collection, you can always make your own using scrapbook paper or cardstock and the cupcake wrap template HERE.
Here's what you'll need:

- Mini Robin's Eggs (Whoppers brand malted eggs)
- Green Easter grass
- Paper Nut/candy cups (find on cake decorating aisle of craft stores)
- Printable cupcake wraps and straw flags (or some scrapbook paper of your choice)
- Hot glue and gun
- Scissors
- Scotch tape
- Easter suckers (mine are from the Dollar Tree - $1.00/6pieces)
- Piece of green florist foam or styrofoam


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Step 1: Print and cut your cupcake wraps and toothpick flags out.


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Step 2: Assemble cupcake wrap by wrapping around nut cup and securing with tape.

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Step 3: Now take your straw flag piece and hot glue one edge inside the cupcake wrap.... then glue down the other side to create a basket.

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Step 4: Cut small pieces of green florist foam or styrofoam into squares and hot glue to the bottom of your paper nut cup.

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Step 5: Stick Easter egg sucker into your florist foam and add a few robin's egg to weigh down the cup so it won't tip over.


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Step 6: Add Easter grass and robin's eggs.

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Step 7: Dab a small bit of hot glue to the back of your sucker where it meets the handle of your basket and adhere the sucker to the handle. This way the sucker will stay in place.

You're done -- that's all. EASY! If you'd like, at this point, you could wrap each basket in some cellophane and tie it up with a sweet ribbon and favor tag to give to classmates, teachers or Sunday School classes.

I hope you enjoy this simple little Easter project. 
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2 comments:

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These are too cute! I'd love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday_18.html

I hope to see you soon :)

CSI girl said...

I love these! I am pinning them. Thanks for sharing.
I hope you will link these up to The CSI Project. The challenge is Embossing and paper crafts. You can link as many as 3 projects and we are having a great giveaway!
http://www.thecsiproject.com.
Come back every week for a new challenge!