Hello! We are Gem and Maria from ohidoliketobe, a blog about crafting, searching for second-hand treasures, and living by the sea. We are delighted to be guest posting for ‘Crafts and Giggles’!
As spring is here (sort of!), we decided to make something for Easter. It is possibly our favourite time of year for several reasons; the candy coloured flowers, the longer evenings, and of course, the chocolate! So we made brown paper parcels filled with mini-eggs.
So, there you have it-a very easy and quick way to make some original Easter gifts. We also think this idea would work really well for wedding favours, kid’s party gifts and Christmas decorations. Have a go! Thanks for having us Crafts and Giggles! Gem and Maria x
I am so pleased to be writing a guest feature for Crafts and Giggles. We have been admiring their craft adventures for some time now and so excited to be part of the action! My name is Melissa owner of The Sweet Hostess and creator of all things sweet!
I am a big fan of Easter and thought it would be nice to do a craft blog on DIY Easter chocolate jars. This is something I have made and created for friends and family the past few years and I always have so much fun doing it. To create my Easter jars I used the following materials:
To create our glittered jar we filled a bowl with glitter and taped up our jar. The tape is used to create a nice line. I put the glitter down the bottom of the jar, but you could also put in the middle using two pieces of tape. Tape is not necessary and sometimes it is quite nice to do a messy effect. I brushed the craft PVA glue on the bottom of the jar and sprinkled the glitter evenly around the jar. Leave to dry and then carefully peel the tape away.
For this jar we used the tissue over the lid and secured with ribbon. Inside we filled with jelly eggs, white chocolate bunny and a few strands of the shredded paper to create a ‘grassy’ effect for our bunny. We were pretty pleased with the results.
Another idea is to fill a small pot with a dessert. Here we made white chocolate mousse, but you could also use jelly, custard or yoghurt. Adding the wooden spoon and twine gives your dessert pot a quirky edge. Garnish with more chocolate eggs of course!
Candy cups can be filled with your favourite Easter chocolate, wrapped in cellophane and tied with some pretty ribbon to create an instant gift.
And lastly to create our Victorian style jar, we added the gorgeous glittery adhesive sticker which framed our white chocolate bunny perfectly.
I hope our DIY Easter jars have given you some ideas on how you can create your Easter treats. Give it a go, your family and friends will love you for it!
Thank you to The Sweet Hostess for being our first guest blogger! We just love your Easter Sweet Jar idea and we will be having a go at this! If you would like to be a guest blogger please contact firstname.lastname@example.org we can not wait to hear all about you creative ideas!