You may have noticed that I love celebrating holidays. But what I don’t love is spending a bunch of money on things that only have a very limited use. So while I’m all about giving Easter treats out, I don’t see the need to buy an Easter basket when I have containers around the house that will work just as well. Here are five suggestions for Easter “baskets” that don’t involve the basket.
As you may know, I really love the holiday season. Right now I am gearing up for Christmas and already imagining how we’ll decorate and re-arrange after Thanksgiving (I prefer to wait until after Turkey Day to do any real decorating). Anything that spreads the holiday excitement around is something I’m all about, which is why I decided to create an advent calendar for George this year.
While I didn’t grow up with crepe paper surprise balls, I’ve seen them all over in the past few years. With Easter coming up, I tried a little twist on the ball shape and made egg shaped surprise balls.
This project is really easy when it comes to supplies. First you’ll need some crepe paper rolls. I already had pink and lime green, so I went with that.
While I love celebrating holidays of all kinds, April Fools Day often stumps me. I don’t like to play mean or destructive pranks, so I’m left with cute and harmless tricks. Last year I made brown E’s (“brownies”) for George and I was so happy when he fell for it! This year I made miniature fried eggs out of candy, which is just a sweet April Fools treat.
Based upon the number of blog projects I do, you’d think I would have a handle on upcoming holidays and have advanced plans for them. Not quite.
I just realized this past weekend that I still had some pink and red Valentine’s Day decorations up. It got me thinking about upcoming holidays and I realized St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Obviously I had to do something beside drink beers to commemorate. I settled on a quick St. Patrick’s Day treat that fits perfectly inside a Mason Jar.