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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. Gorgeous basket! I never would have thought to do that with the eggs. Hmm......I might have a basket around here, I know that I have some plastic eggs and some flowers. ;) Tammy
  2. Beautiful, creative, and inexpensive! My kind of project! Thanks for the great ideas! And I have everything on hand already!
  3. So cute. I love how it looks just like a basket of flowers but it has treats in them. A perfect surprise.
  4. Your Easter basket is so adorable. I love how it looks like a basket of Flowers with hidden treasures. So Cute. I have heard so much about the Cri-Kits pens. and I now have a Cricut and would love to win these. Thanks, Sharon rsmobley85@gmail.com

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