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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. What a great idea for the basket!! I think that will make a wonderful hostess gift for my Mother-in-law who always puts on a terrific Easter Celebration for anyone who would like to come.
  2. that is such a good idea, i am planing easter dinner and making a few one egg size baskets like that would be great for each person to get thanks for the idea
  3. What a cute idea! I would've never thought there would be eggs under all those flowers!
  4. Love your floral easter basket. What a great centerpiece. Kathy Katsews at gmail dotcom
  5. This is such a cute idea! I never would have thought of such a thing. Easter isn't fun when you're a grown up... Only the Easter candy!! :)
  6. What a cute lil project!!! I love that you hot glued the flowers to the eggs! I love my glue gun and use it all the time! I haven't even started on Easter projects yet...but then again, no more lil ones at home...my kiddos are in college and won't be home for Easter this year :( Awesome giveaway too! thanks! hugs, joni
  7. Beautiful Easter basket. I am so glad I hopped by, my mother in law is having an Easter party and this would be a lovely gift for her. Smiles Sher ShersL84bed at aol dot com
  8. JOy, This is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! you just amaze me everytime I come here, you just blow me away Thank you for all you do , and this chance to win a Fabulous prize
  9. This is such a fantastic idea.... I love what you did with the Easter eggs! Thank you so much for sharing!!! ~Ola okj83 at live dot com zloe.blogspot.com
  10. The basket is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the great ideas! Christelle christellek@hotmail.com
  11. Gorgeous! i am off to Michaels! Hummer Hugs, Misty http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/ hummingbird204 at comcast dot net
  12. Great idea! Thanks for including prices on most everything so we can see how affordable it really would be to recreate. Very original idea. Thanks.
  13. Joy I LOVE this basket! It is a great gift to give someone. I love coming to your website to see what great idea you come up with. Thanks for sharing!!
  14. Hello! I've never done a blog hop before, you are my 1st! I have to say I am in awe at your handy craft work! you are uber talented!
  15. I guess it's time to go find that storage box with all the plastic easter eggs! Fun project! I might be filling them with small cosmetics for the teen nieces!
  16. What a wonderful idea! My children are all grown up and this would be great to give to some of my adult friends and take to a nursing home for those that need some cheering up. I have lots of plastic eggs from buying them after Easter years ago, now I have a good way to use them up. Another good place to get some baskets are the second-hand stores like; Goodwill, Salvation Army and others that may be in your neighborhood. Have a GREAT CRAFTING day! :)
  17. Precious! I love the egg covered with flowers glued on. Love that it is cheap, too! Thank you Joy.
  18. This gave me an idea for a basket for my grandson. I can glue hot wheels around the basket or animals. He loves squishy lizards. He would absolutely love it. The flower idea is great for my granddaughters. I am really stoked about the ideas.
  19. So pretty...I saw some flowers at the dollar tree yesterday that would make a very pretty basket..Need to go back..
  20. I love how you wrapped the candy with the flowers...very cute basket for Easter. Thanks as always for the chance to win.
  21. Love the basket. I may have to try making one myself. Thanks for a nice blog candy. lanejoy1@windstream.net
  22. I want to go home from work and try making an Easter Basket right now. Phooey, it's only 1:00, I get off work at 4:30.
  23. This is sooooo cute! I love it....a faux flower basket that tastes yummy! Thanks for sharing!
  24. Great project. That basket is so cute and I love how you did the eggs and flowers.. TFS and for a chance to win!
  25. How cute!! I love the spring colors and how you decorated the candy also. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Liz whichcraft@me.com
  26. I love the spring colors. It lifts my spirits after so many gloomy days. Seems this is be used for Mothers Day also. Thanks again.
  27. 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!
  28. Wonderful!! I love what you did here! At first I thought it was just a floral arrangement!, But what a wonderful surprise. Great Idea! TFS! Love it!
  29. I love your easter basket. So very cute and springy. I would love to win a set of those pens with holder. Thanks for the chance. Lisa editorof pinkscrapper@ gmail.com
  30. I love the flowers on the eggs! that is such a cute idea! A chance to win the set of pens and holder is very exciting, thanks for the chance, good luck to all who enter
  31. Wow you are very talented, what beautiful basket. And you always have great give aways. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with the rest of us.
  32. Glad to see a new idea for those plastic eggs! They need something fresh. And inexpensive is always a plus. Thanks Joy!
  33. Love how you dressed up the plain plastic eggs. Wonder how it would work on foam ones? Minus the hot glue, of course. Maybe.

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