Easter Basket Blog Hop – Floral Easter Eggs and Basket

Welcome to the Easter Basket blog hop!  I hope you have a good time hopping from blog to blog and seeing some ideas for Easter baskets and their contents this season.  I LOVE the way this Easter basket I decorated turned out.  I think you’ll be amazed when I tell you that this project cost me under $6.  😀  The Easter basket was $1 at Michael’s.  I used less than $3 worth of flowers.  The candy was $2 for a bag.  Everything else I already owned.

I used that (much loved) glue gun to attach all of the flowers to the basket and the plastic eggs I decorated.  The Tim Holtz Scissors are wonderful for clipping ribbon as well as plastic.  They expertly clipped the plastic ends off of these flowers.

Using a plain plastic egg, I hot glued the flower tops to the egg.

I assembled some of the leaves along with pink flower centers to cover the sides of the basket.

The tops of the plastic eggs are decorated, but not the bottoms.  That way the recipient can grasp the bottom of the egg and easily open it for a treat.  In this case, the treats are wrapped in some pretty pink paper, embellished with pearl ribbon/string and topped with a flower.

The floral Easter eggs help fill the basket and turn it from a simple Easter basket into a centerpiece. 😀  I hope you enjoyed this project.  Now I have to go un-glue my fingers.  LOL! 😀

NOW … On with the Hop!!

Joy – http://joyslife.com/ (You are Here!)
Amanda – http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Rosy – http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com/
Ruthie – http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Theresa – http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Tammy – http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/
Melissa – http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/
Jin – http://www.underacherrytree.com/
Kyle – http://thegreencricut.blogspot.com/
Amy – http://amydesigns.blogspot.com/
Julie – http://www.cricutchick.blogspot.com/
Abbey – http://www.2ndhandstamps.com/
Erika – http://crafty-creations-by-erika.blogspot.com/
Sheryl – http://igottacraft.blogspot.com/

Time for a Give Away!!

My friends at Cri-Kits.com are giving away a set of Cri-Kits gel (10) pens and holder to TWO WINNERS on Joy’s Life.  The winners can choose from metallic, regular/neon, glitter or pastel pens.  Just leave a comment to be eligible to win!  I’ll choose 2 winners on Friday, April 1 and post them both here.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

GrannyCharlotte
2011/03/26 at 5:49 AM
What a great project. Love the colors and the design. You rock!!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter 🙂

dartmom
2011/03/30 at 10:13 AM
So very pretty – Joy, your creativity is amazing! I can think of a lot of things I’d love to try with these pens sets! Thanks!

Good luck AND Happy Hopping!!

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207 Comments

  1. I’ll have to hunt for my glue gun & track down the bag o’eggs to make a fun Easter Hunt basket too : )

  2. So glad I read this post BEFORE I headed to Michael’s today!! This will be a perfect centerpiece for my kitchen table. So cute with the eggs! TFS!

  3. Super cute idea. Will have to put it in my things to try list. New to your blog. Found my here from September Ninth. I’m excited to check out what other creative projects you’ve created. TFS
    TTFN
    Debby

  4. Love the Hop and your site! and would love to win some pens. I am new to scrap and have no pens. Hope to use some of your Easter basket items for a swap I am in.

  5. OM GOSH!!! what a great blog hop!! Not getting anything done today…. I will be crafting!! Thx so much Joy for another GREAT HOP!!!! =)

  6. That is a beautiful basket!!! I will have to make one of those (maybe more!) to give as gifts! You have the BEST ideas!

    Jeannette B.

  7. Don’t you just love those plastic eggs. One year we plastic egged our golfing neighbor’s front yard in all the pretty colored ones. The funny thing is they do not have any children. He had a great chuckle. My husband put golf tees in some, candy in others. What Fun! Your basket brought back memories of that!!!
    Happy Easter Blogging, Rosann

  8. That Basket is Awesome! I need something for the island and Looks like something the kids and I could have fun doing together, but I’ll have to find something to fill in the voids as fast as that candy would disappear……

  9. Well just how adorable can this be!!!! I am going to make on of these this weekend. You always have the cutest ideas. Thanks for Sharing your talents.

    Charlotte

  10. I love how you have decorated these eggs with flowers – makes it an eggstra special gift!! thanks for sharing…

  11. Dear Joy,
    Your flower covered eggs are adorable. Thanks for the great ideas.
    With Warm Regards,
    Carol Broney

  12. Your Easter Basket is gorgeous. I love how you covered the plastic Easter Eggs. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the Blog Hop

    Marilyn
    mjrick1224 at yahoo dot com

  13. So glad I found your site. It’s great. I lost interest in crafts after my hubby passing, but this inspired me to start again. The basket is so beautiful and seems easy to make. Here I go to the store.. Thanks for your site.

  14. I am done Hoppin I had a WONDERFUL TIME… Thank U for for having it I got some great Ideas and I got to go SHOPPING..
    HAPPY EASTER!!!!

  15. I love your Easter Basket. That is a great way to multi-task. I never thought about putting flowers on the eggs. Thanks for sharing.

    GIJoesbarbie22@aim dot com

  16. So pretty! I would not have thought of gluing the flowers to the eggs. What a great idea!

  17. Great idea! Thanks for the great hop!
    Enjoy your site so much!
    Have a great day!!

  18. Such a clever idea to glue the flowers to the eggs!! Thanks, as always, for all of the great suggestions!

  19. Great looking treat basket/centerpiece…as long as no one in my family knew the treats were there I might be able to keep the centerpiece until the end of the Easter meal. Love how you used those plastic eggs to hold treats and your flowers. Great job.
    Back from hopping and this has been a great blog hop, lots of great projects and inspiration. Thank you all.
    Cathy S

  20. WOW, what a great basket you made. I just wish we had a Michaels over here in the UK, oh well just have to pester hubby for a holiday so I can cram stuff in my suitcase from Michaels like I usually do. I enjoyed the blog hop too to see all the different projects.

  21. Your Easter basket is so pretty! I was looking for the eggs and couldn’t find them. Then I saw that you had covered them with flowers — how clever. TFS and thanks for the great giveaway. Cri-Kits pens are wonderful!

  22. How precious is that? Hmmm.. wonder if I have enough flowers around here to at least start one tonight.

  23. What a great idea!!! Would make a great hostess gift at Easter time! Thanks for the blog candy pjseagers at hotmail dot com

  24. Great basket! I just love your creativity!

    Traci
    NurseTraciScrapper at gmail dot com

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