I know what you're thinking -- wow, about time you wrote a blog post! lol --- it certainly has been a minute. I wanted to share a fun project - maybe a fun last minute Easter idea. check this out --- an Easter basket -- MADE of candy! Yay!
Here is how it goes together - step by step.
Start by gathering your supplies:
4 or 5 "movie theater" size boxes of candy (easiest to get them close to the same size)
1 long piece of candy for the handle - i used a "nerds rope" - could also use licorice, etc.
Easter grass * (*optional)
OK -- plug in your glue gun -- and let's get started.
Step 1 -
Lay out your candy boxes and see how they fit together. The box for the bottom/middle is optional. You could cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the bottom instead. I used a box of candy - it doesn't quite stretch the whole width - but i wasn't putting anything in it that would slide out of the holes.
Step 2 -
Time to start gluing! Add hot glue to the ends of the box, and start building. If you are going to put a box in the center - I recommend placing that one before the 4th side piece. (you will want to glue the boxes so they are flat against each other)
Step 3 - Once the sides are all together - if you are adding cardboard, do that now.
Step 4 - Time for the handle! You will want to glue this to the inside of the basket.
And there you have it -- an Easter Candy Basket! Add some Easter grass if you'd like -- fill it up with more goodies, it's all up to you! The recipient will love ripping into this!
Thanks for stopping by the craft table! I promise not to stay away for so long -- so be sure to pop back in soon!