Easter Character Treat Cups

I have one last Easter post for you.  I actually made these several weeks ago but somehow forgot to post them.  So here is a last minute, non-candy Easter gift idea.

easter 5I used some cupcake containers (what are they called?) and covered them with some colored scrapbook paper to match the different Easter Characters.  And then attached the animal parts to them.  I picked up these containers at Wal-Mart but also found some here on Amazon:  cupcake cups.

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If you would like to download the Easter Animal Printables, click on the link below:

{Easter Animal Printables}

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Easter Treats Round Up

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With Easter upon us, I thought I would share some of my favorite Easter Treats that I have spied on the internet just recently! I think you might like these as much as I do…and hopefully you will find something that inspires you.


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Donut Bunny Pops from Positively Splendid

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Easter Animal Treats from Simply Simple Stamping

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Peeps Treat Bag Topper from it is what it is

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Funny Bunny Cookies from Munchkin Munchies

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Easter Peeps from Your Home Based Mom

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Easter Bunny Tails from Eighteen25 via The Idea Room

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Easter Bunny Tails from Pizzazzerie

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Bunny Tail Cookies from Lizy B Bakes

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Folded Bunny Napkins from Taste of Home

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EGGcellent Easter Gift from Lil Luna

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Flower Pot Carrots and Hummus from Pottery Barn Kids (couldn’t find the original image source)

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Vegetable Tray from Savvy Mom

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Crescent Roll Carrots filled with Egg Salad from Hungry Happenings

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Easter Egg Dye from LBI Chef

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Bunny Bun Rolls from LBI Chef

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Easter Pops from The Idea Room

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Easter Egg Nests from She Knows

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Easter Candy Bark from The Idea Room

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Spring Carrot Treat Bags from Crafts Unleashed

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Easter Bunny Gift Jars from The Idea Room

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Need some more Easter Ideas? Check out these past Easter posts from The Idea Room.

 



Bunny Bait

Do you love Muddy Buddies? Do you like to have a fun Easter Treat? Why not whip up an Easter version of your favorite Muddy Buddies and make our fun Easter Bunny Bait with this delicious Muddy Buddy recipe?

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You can give these Muddy Buddies out to your favorite people or hide them in the Easter Baskets. Or set it out on Easter Eve to ensure that the Easter Bunny is “baited” to make a stop at your house and leave the kids their Easter Baskets.

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However you use it, you will enjoy how yummy this Easter Bunny Bait is. Here is the recipe which has been adapted from Betty Crocker.

Bunny Bait Muddy Buddies

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups Rice Chex® cereal
  • 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Colored Sprinkles and Candies
  • white chocolate covered pretzels

Instructions

  1. Place cereal in medium bowl. In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  2. Place 1/2 of the cereal mixture in 1-gallon food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil; cool about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, stir candies and sprinkles into remaining cereal mixture. Spread on waxed paper or foil; cool about 15 minutes.
  4. In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures. Store in airtight container.
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If you would like to download the Some Bunny Loves You Printable Tags, click on the link below:

{Some Bunny Loves You Tags}
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What are some of your favorite Easter Traditions?

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Easter Gift

My older kids have been a little obsessed with these EOS lip balms. They seem to be all the rage with the kids today in our neck of the woods. I had never heard of them until a few months ago. The first time I saw them, I thought they looked just like little colorful Easter eggs.

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So, of course…I had to turn these cute EOS Lip Balm’s into some fun Easter gifts. Wouldn’t it be so fun to give or get one of these in an Easter Basket or from one of your favorite people?  You can get them from Costco or Amazon through this link if you are interested…

eos Organic Smooth Sphere Lip Balm – Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Strawberry Sorbet, Passion Fruit, Honeysuckle Honeydew (5 Pack)

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This is another one of these quick and easy Easter gift ideas! Seriously! All I did was take some of my white vinyl scraps and used a hole punch to punch out some round circles of vinyl. Be sure to punch the vinyl out while it still has the vinyl backing paper on it…otherwise you could end up with a pile of stuck together polka dots.

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Then print out some of printable Easter gift tags and attach them to the lip balm after you package them up all pretty. I simply put them in a plastic gift bag with some artificial Easter grass.

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Then give them to your friends and/or your teachers. I have two different printable tags for you to download. I didn’t take a picture of the teacher tag which says’ “You are an “EGG”cellent teacher!” because I didn’t think about making a teacher version until after I took the pictures. The tag is exactly the same as the one pictured except for the wording.

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If you would like to download either of the “EGG”cellent Easter Gift Tags simply click on the link below and follow the instructions very carefully.

{“EGG”cellent Easter Gift Tags}
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Some Bunny Loves You–Easter Printables

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I went a little crazy coming up with some new Easter gift ideas and Easter Printable This Easter idea is pretty simple. I wanted to try to get away from candy and use something that is a *little* healthier.

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This Easter gift also is nice because it can be used for those with gluten intolerances.  Annie’s makes bunny crackers and fruit snacks that are gluten free, so it is nice to have something you can give to someone who has issues with that…like myself.

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These are so simple. All you need to do to make them is print out the little tags, which I am sharing with you today. I picked up these individual serving packages of Annie’s bunnies at Costco but you can also find them on Amazon here:

Annie’s Bunny Snack Variety Pack (8 Chocolate Chips Bunny Grahams, 8 Chocolate Bunny Grahams, 8 Honey Bunny Grahams, 12 Cheddar Bunnies Crackers) a total of 36-1oz bags

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If you would like to download the Some Bunny Loves You Printable Tags, click on the link below:

{Some Bunny Loves You Tags}
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You can give these to your friends, teachers, Sunday School class or pop one in an Easter Basket.

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Easter Gift–Bunny Kisses

I love using the printable kiss stickers for the different holidays but hadn’t made any for Easter yet. I love that they make a really inexpensive but totally unique Easter Gift.

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So I made some. I love that you can use these stickers to make a seemingly ordinary gift, a little extraordinary. I also love that you can use them on a lot of other things too.

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I decided to not use the old stand by bottle for the kisses like I have done with the other holiday Hershey kiss stickers.

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I am loving bunny silhouette’s (if you haven’t noticed) and thought it would be fun to make some little bags to hold the Hershey’s kisses and give away as a little Easter gift.

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I simply stenciled a bunny silhouette onto the little linen bags (which I picked up from Michaels). Then I glued a little white pom pom on the bunny for a little cotton tail with some hot glue.  If you can’t find the bags in your local craft store you can pick some up from Amazon here:

Cotton Drawstring Muslin Bags, 3″ X 5″ – Pack of 25

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I added these cute little Easter Bunny Kisses tags to each one.    And just used the little string ties to tie the tag onto each bag.

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If you would like to download the patterns for the Easter Bunny Kisses, click on the link below and follow the directions carefully.

{Easter Bunny Kisses}

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DIY Burlap Bunny–Easter Decor

I don’t really do any decorating for St. Patrick’s Day.  It is not a holiday we really celebrate other than a small visit from the Leprechaun, turning a few items green and wearing green so we don’t get pinched.  So I have already started pulling out my Easter décor.

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I have been updating my Easter décor this year and getting rid of a few really old items that I just wasn’t in love with any more.  Here is my first Easter décor item I want to share with you today.  You can make one too!

easter-decor This framed Burlap Easter Bunny is not a new idea and I have seen several versions floating around the internet…here is my version.

I started with an old 12 x 12 picture frame that I had laying around and I spray painted it white.  I can’t remember the last time we had nice enough weather in a February in Utah to be spray painting outside! But I am not complaining!

easter-decorationsThen I took some burlap (which can be purchased at most craft or fabric stores) and cut it to fit into the frame.  I attached the burlap to the cardboard that came with the frame with a glue stick just so that it would lay down nicely and let it dry.

easter-craftsThen I cut this bunny silhouette out on my Cricut Explore and used the vinyl as a stencil.  If you don’t have a cutting machine, I have made it so that you can download the bunny as a pdf and make your own stencil the old fashioned way with a pair of scissors and some cardstock.

Stencil the bunny onto the burlap with white craft paint and let it dry completely.  Then simply glue a regular cotton ball or a white pom-pom onto the bunny’s tail with the hot glue gun.

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If you would like to download the patterns for the Burlap Bunny Easter Decor, click on the link below and follow the directions carefully.

{Burlap Bunny Easter Decor}

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Printable Easter Banner

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in less than a week, but I am going to jump ahead and share with you this fun and simple Printable Easter Banner today.  This printable banner is really simple to make.

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And since I know many of you do not have the fancy cutting machines, I made this one so that EVERYONE can replicate it for their own home if they want.  I made this banner the “old-fashioned” way.  All you need are a pair of scissors, some burlap, your favorite colors of scrapbook paper, two white pompoms and a sharpie.

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Simply print the patterns for the banners (the inner and outer banner), the letters and bunny shapes onto a thicker piece of cardstock.  This will give you a nice thick pattern that is easier to trace.  Cut out the patterns and then cut 8 of each banner.  I did the colored cardstock on the outer banner flag and then used the burlap for the inner banner.

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Trace each letter and the bunny shapes onto the burlap for each letter with a fine black Sharpie.  Then fill in each shape with a thicker Sharpie.

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I did use fabric for one of the outer banners because I wanted a green one and had no green scrapbook paper on hand.  And…when I get going on a project…I just want to get it finished!!  You might also notice black under the burlap…it is there for a reason and I will share that in an upcoming post!

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Glue a pompom on each bunny to give him a cute little cotton bunny tail.

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Then hang your new Easter Bunting up in a fun and visible area in your home.  I simply attach the banner with some mini clothespins onto a string of twine and then tape it up on my dish hutch.  Super easy and festive!

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If you would like to download the patterns for the Printable Easter Banner, click on the link below and follow the directions carefully.

{Printable Easter Banner}

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Do you celebrate Easter and have any fun Easter traditions you would like to share? I would love to hear them!!

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Easter Candy Bark

Easter is right around the corner and I have a quick and easy Easter treat that you can make in minutes and makes a great addition to your festive Easter food.  Chocolate Bark is so easy to make and tastes so good.  I have shared a few other Chocolate Bark candy ideas over the years.  If you have been following along for a while you might remember some of them: Peppermint Bark, Candy Corn Bark, and Oreo Bark.

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The thing I love about Bark Candy is that is looks a lot fancier than it really is to make.  And they make a great and easy gift that most people might enjoy receiving.  I simply melted some white chocolate.  I love to use Ghiradelli white chocolate.  Just melt it in a microwaveable bowl on 20 second intervals so you do not burn it, and stir between each cycle.

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Then simply pour your melted chocolate onto a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan covered with wax or parchment paper.   Sprinkle your Easter candy over the melted chocolate and let it cool and harden.  Break into small pieces and then package up and give it away!

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Or serve it as part of your Easter Dessert table.  Either way…you will love how festive, fun and easy this Easter food is to make.  Have you ever made a bark candy?

Easter Bunny Cotton Tails

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I have a fantastic giveaway that was planned for today…but we had some technical issues so I will be sharing that one later this week when we get them resolved.  So…I am sharing this fun and simple Easter Printable that I had planned on sharing with you Friday.

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Are you a cotton candy fan?  I am not a huge fan of it…but when the kids get some at the Amusement Park I always tend to grab a small bite for old times sake.  As it reminds me of my childhood.

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When I spied a little package of Cotton Candy in the Easter Candy Aisle I realized they would be perfect as Easter Bunny Tails.  And with my new found printable obsession…I wanted to make them for a simple Easter gift idea.

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The particular Cotton Candy I used was in a Hello-Kitty pink package.  But I have seen Cotton Candy in various forms in a lot of other stores like Wal-Mart and Fresh Market Stores.

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Simply print out the Easter Bunny Cotton Tail Bag Toppers and attach them to your bagged Cotton Candy and you are good to go.  I used the larger gift bags that are about 4 inches in width.  So these tags will fit those bags perfectly.  If you can’t find that size of bag, you can print these at a smaller size to fit your needs.

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Please read directions here before trying to get access to the printable.  I have a lot of people asking me how to get them.

You will need to go through my FB page to gain access to them.  If you are not a fan of The Idea Room, you will need to like the page first and then click on {Previous Downloads} to gain access to the printables.

*click here for printable download:

Easter Bunny Cotton Tail Bag Toppers

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Are you a Cotton Candy fan?