Looking for a cute Easter basket to make for your child’s teacher, friends or family? After Easter we always end up having a ton of baskets left over and I never know what to do with all of them. This is a precious idea that I found at Beth-A-Palooza….an edible basket! It is adorable and once you eat the candy you won’t have to store another basket.
What You Need:
- Four “Russell Stovers type candy”
- One sheet of pastel cardstock
- Hot glue gun
- Pastel ribbon
How to Make It:
1. Cut the base out of cardstock. Since not all candies are the same size, I found that if I lay the candy out on the cardstock as shown below you will get the appropriate size.
2. Glue the cardstock to the bottom of the four pieces of chocolate. I found that the low temp setting on my glue gun worked best, otherwise the wrapper started to melt.
3. After the four sides are secure to the cardstock, you will hot glue each of the candies together. Pinch the end edges of the candies together to form a ‘box.’ Because the glue is so hot, I found that using the oven mitt to pinch helped with the heat.
4. It’s time to cut the basket handle! The handle can be as long or short as you want and you can decorate it anyway you would like. After I cut my handle, I braided three pastel ribbons and glued them to the handle. You can also add a bow or other decorations for a personal touch.
5. Attach the handle to the basket. The best way to attach the handle is to pull back the ‘flap’ on the candy wrapper and place the handle down as far as it will go. Glue the flap to the handle and the handle to the wrapper. This will help give your basket extra support.
6. The final step is to fill your basket with some Easter grass and your favorite candy!
What would you put in the basket?