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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easterIf you don’t want to make the play dough, you can fill the cups with some small cookies, a cupcake or some colored candy!

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.

 



DIY Spring Round-Up

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Looking for some great ways to bring spring into your home?  These are especially great for those of you who may still be dealing with cold temperatures and snow.  Here’s to hoping spring makes its arrival sooner than later!

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Rustic Peeps Bunny Garland By Country Chic Cottage

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Daffodil Flower Cups by Martha Stewart

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Easter Bunny Bags from The Idea Room

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Easter Candy Bracelets from Uncommon Designs

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Jelly Bean Bracelets from The Idea Room

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Love You to Pieces by Lil Luna

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DIY Spring Wreath from Blooming Homestead

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Egg Crate Garden from Building 25 blog

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Spring Grass Wreath from Capture the Details

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Easter Pallet Art from Design, Dining and Diapers

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Butterfly Wall Art from The Idea Room



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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