Okay, I'm back. So much has transpired over the last last couple weeks I don't even know where to begin! Jewelry orders...that's where I'll start. All but one have been shipped and I'll finish the last one tonight--I was waiting for some supplies to arrive and they did yesterday, so all is good business-wise.
My hands have been busy doing other things, too--some fun crafts that I think you'll enjoy making! Things like making gigantic paper hibiscus flowers for a luau, experimenting with handmade fabric pincushions, decorating a trinket box for Miss A's school's fundraiser, and selecting fabric for curtains... all sorts of good stuff. I'll have to show you pictures next week because today I want to focus on a merry little Easter craft. A trip to Whole Foods inspired this idea. While shopping there a couple weeks ago I found the CUTEST little gourmet chocolate bunnies wrapped in clear bags with cute paper tops. Eight bucks was too much to spend on them so I decided to make my own. But teeny-tiny size.
To make these, first, go to the store and buy a package of mini Lindt bunnies.
Second, remove the foil wrapper (after washing your dirty hands, of course!) and tie a colorful ribbon around its wee little neck. Plop it in a mini clear bag and decorate the top with scrapbooking paper (I already had a stash of these bags on hand that I purchased long ago--small lollipop bags from Michael's should work, too!)
Place it in a mini Easter basket filled with grass and tiny Easter egg candy. You can also find flower lip gloss at Michael's like the pink one below. So pretty. Don't forget to adhere snazzy fringe to the top of the basket using double-sided tape!
Don't like the fringe? Go ahead and change it.
For the paper flower I implemented the same technique used in making the paper flower balls. Instead of using a pin for the center I placed a half pearl sticker found in the scrapbooking section. Scalloped scissors provided the pink embellishment on the bottom. I'm in love with my scalloped scissors. Use them all the time.
Voila... you're done! You've got yourself the perfect Easter gift for a friend, or perhaps the perfect Place card holder for Easter dinner!!
A merry little Easter craft indeed!
p.s. I purchased the mini baskets at Michael's but you can find some at The Dollar Store, too!
p.s.s. Don't delay--head on over to Sarah's blog ABeachCottage for some beautiful inspiration!!