I posted this edible Easter basket idea a few years ago, but since the photos were sub-par and at the time I didn’t know what SEO (Search Engine Optimization) was – the article is lost somewhere in the www universe. With Easter just around the corner, I decided to get my ‘baskets’ together early and I thought I’d share this simple and inexpensive gift idea.
I wish my kids wanted/needed something for Easter that wouldn’t put them into sugar-shock – but since they don’t, the dollar store is the least expensive way to put your edible Easter basket together.
I started making the girls these edible Easter baskets a few years ago because I find the plastic or wicker Easter baskets a PITA to store. Long handles and an awkward shape made them take up valuable storage real estate in a house that can’t afford to spare any. By making these baskets completely out of candy (and a bit of cardboard), there is nothing to save for next year. Kids are happy, Mom is happy – it’s a win-win!
Use a bit of hot glue to attach your boxed candy together at the corners. The boxes have a wax coating on them, so pulling them apart to eat the candy inside is really easy and won’t rip the boxes open.
I cut a piece of cardboard from an empty cereal box to use as the bottom of my edible Easter basket.
I put the cereal side down and hot glued the boxes to the cardboard base. A bit of Easter grass (paper, not plastic so it can be recycled) and you’re ready to fill with treats.
My girls are at an age now where they want to hang out with their friends, so I added a watch to their Easter baskets as a special gift. The toothpaste will be frowned upon I’m sure – but it eases my guilty conscience.
This edible Easter basket is for my sour-lover, Madison.
This one is for my sweet-lover, Chloë:
And I made one more for Hubby who is a peanut butter fanatic.
The cost for each edible Easter basket (not including the girls’ watches) came to $13 Cdn (including the Easter picks, Easter grass and cello wrap) – so a very inexpensive gift that will give you a million-dollar smile (and likely dentist bill).
This would make a great birthday gift as well – just tuck a movie pass or gift card in with the goodies, tie a balloon to the top and you’re set.
Nana and/or Grandma, did I tell you we’re dropping the girls at your place for Easter this year? No way I’m going to be around when this sugar buzz hits full frenzy!
Other great ideas for Easter:
Have a great one!