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Easter crafts: DIY Candy Basket for Easter.
Step by step tutorial on how to make an Easter Candy Basket.

Posted by Lana G. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Lana G.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take an Easter bucket and fill it 5/6 full of Easter plastic grass.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the floral foam and put it on the top of the Easter decorative grass so it fits into the container firmly. Cut and insert filler pieces of foam as necessary. If the foam is loose in the bucket, you can secure it to the walls of the bucket with some floral sticky clay.

    Or you can buy foam in the shape of a flat circle, cut it to the desired size and insert it into the bucket.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cover the foam with Easter grass securing it with floral pins as necessary.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 4
    Step 4

    Set the toy Easter Bunny in the back of the bucket. If the bunny does not want to sit, you can attach a piece of a bamboo skewer to the back of the toy using a piece of clear packing tape or hot glue. The bunny is held in place with the piece of skewer inserted in the foam.

    Or you can stabilize the toy bunny securing his legs to the foam using floral pins or hairpins.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make several candy flowers.

    a) Prepare Dum-Dum Pops or other suckers and curling ribbons of different colors.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 6
    Step 6

    b) (Optional). Take a Dum-Dum pop and a piece of matching curling ribbon. Tie a small bow at the base of the pop (where the stick and the pop meet).

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 7
    Step 7

    c) Using scissors curl the loose ends of the ribbon.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 8
    Step 8

    d) That is it. One candy flower is ready. Make several candy flowers of each color and flavor.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 9
    Step 9

    Insert pops in light and dark green wrappers all around the edge of the bucket. Then insert the rest of the pops around the bunny.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 10
    Step 10

    The next step is to add the chocolate bunnies to the arrangement.

    a) Prepare chocolate bunnies, bamboo skewers or lollipop sticks, and clear packing tape or hot glue.

  • Step 11

    b) Attach the bamboo skewer/lollipop stick to the back of chocolate bunnies with packing tape/hot glue.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 12
    Step 12

    c) Insert these chocolate bunnies at the back of the bucket behind the toy bunny.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 13
    Step 13

    Step 8.

    a) Take wired decorative Easter eggs and Easter narrow ribbon.

  • How to make an Easter basket. Easter Candy Arrangement - Step 14
    Step 14

    b) Tie an Easter bow around these Easter eggs and insert them in the foam so they will be in the bunny's hands as though he is holding them.

    I wish you Happy Easter!

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Sarah B.
Sarah B. · 2 projects
Adorable! Happy
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Rachael K.
Rachael K. · Harlow, England, GB · 19 projects
Lovely project, only problem is, it is set out so nice that I wouldn't want to eat the sweets!
Very pretty! Well done.
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