Tag Archives: Candy

Easter Containers That Aren’t Baskets

Easter containers ideas that go beyond the woven basket

Easter containers ideas that go beyond the woven basket

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.

A berry crate as a small Easter basket

Advent Calendar with Mini Boxes

DIY Advent calendar with mini boxes

DIY Advent calendar with mini boxes

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.

Favor boxes by Celebrate it from Michaels in black

Surprise Balls | Easter Egg Style

Easter Egg surprise balls | for baskets or hiding

Easter Egg surprise balls | for baskets or hiding

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.

Pink and green crepe paper streamer rolls

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.

Miniature Fake Fried Eggs

Miniature Fake Fried Eggs // a goofy treat that's great for April Fools Day

Miniature Fake Fried Eggs // a goofy treat that's great for April Fools Day

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.

materials for Miniature Fake Fried Eggs

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Candy Jar

St. Patricks Day rainbow candy jar -- an easy gift idea

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.

St. Patricks Day rainbow candy jar -- an easy gift idea

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.

Rolos and M&M's for a St. Patricks Day candy gift.