March 28, 2012

Easter basket fillers & Easter table decorating ideas

In case you have little girls that enjoy Hello Kitty, Michael's currently has a few special Hello Kitty items marked at $1 apiece near their $1 toys area.

They'd be perfect for Easter baskets.

I'm all about "cute packaging" and I came across these chocolate bunnies at Target in their Easter candy aisle. They are $1.99 a piece. The foil on the rabbit is extremely realistic looking. Very sweet.

Don't forget Aldi's for their pretty foil candy too.

The Dollar Tree currently has packages of favor boxes that I jazzed up with some vintage images available on ImagiMeri's blog.

I just added some glitter, crepe paper ruffles and ric rack. They would make darling mini Easter baskets, or pretty favors on an Easter table.

Speaking of Easter table favors, I'm also sharing another fairly simple project that I did last year. Using plastic Easter eggs, I made favor cups for our Easter table.

Easter eggs
Glue gun
Easter grass
Fuzzy chicks
Pipe cleaners
Rick rack and mini flowers (optional)

1. Cut out cardboard square pieces and apply hot glue to the center of the cardboard and spread Easter grass over the glue.

2. Take a part the plastic Easter egg and attach with glue gun to the grass/cardboard.

3. Add rick rack around the diameter of the egg and cut a a pipe cleaner in half and attach with glue gun to the interior of the egg.

4. I then hot glued a coordinated fuzzy chick on the handle of each basket and added a tiny silk flower.

5. The final touch was to print off name tags and attach with hot glue to the plastic egg.

6. Don't forget to fill with your favorite Easter candy!

Happy Easter!
Happy Crafting!



Jboo said...

So very cute!! You are amazing!! How do you do all this? Take care!!!


Cheryl G. said...

You are so clever!

Janet said...

Everything is so sweet and adorable! Thanks for the cute ideas!

Nellie said...

What great ideas, Kim! I have a few Easter basket surprises to line up myself, and you have helped me know the direction to go.:-) xoxo

My Vintage Mending said...

Good grief these are cute. While we are on the subject of Hello Kitty (which I grew up loving...) I ordered Miss Claire a Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine for her Birthday! I hope she likes it...These are super cute....smiles...Renee

vintage grey said...

These are so adorable!!! Love them!! :) xo Heather

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Its such a fun time to craft! And I love Hello Kitty! I think I'll play with putting a basket together today! Have fun!

ImagiMeri said...

Wow, once again you are a crafting genius! Very cute indeed pretty lady. Thanks for mentioning my blog.

Love ya'

NanaDiana said...

Wow! You are one talented gal! Amazing what you have done here. Thanks for all the great ideas! xo Diana

craftyles said...

I love the easter baskets. I have to make these for Easter place settings. My boys are getting too old for baskeets(I still give them anyway). Great idea!

birdie blue said...

love the hello kitty items from michaels (thank you for reminding me), and your sweet tutorial for egg place cards. you're so good at making each holiday feel as festive as the last, kim. your girls are going to have the best memories.

i'll be thinking of you next week, my friend.

Heather said...

I need to get started on my Easter table. I am thinking I'll make your fabulous peat pots filled with candy! Last year they were a big hit!

Vicki said...

I love all these wonderful projects. May have to do those plastic Easter eggs. Those are so cute!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Such wonderful ideas, those plastic egg baskets are adorable, love that silver ricrac. I also love those bunnies on the clothespins, wheels are turning right now...
{and of course, we are hello Kitty fans in these parts:)

Donna said...

Those fuzzy little chicks are just darling, Kim! And I am drooling over all of that chocolate! I'm afraid that I'd be way too tempted to eat it all if I bought Easter candy too early! Love your cute baskets, how fun and creative!!

Lynn said...

You always have the cutest ideals and find the neates things when out shopping!
Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Thanks for all the amazing ideas. Love those clothespins with bunnies on them. I still have to get some Easter candy, but I normally wait until the Friday before so I won't be tempted to eat it myself. I can't tell you how many Cadbury Eggs I've had this year.

Life in Rehab said...

Those little Easter egg cups are entirely too cute! I love your vintage style.