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When I got pregnant with our second, my hubby and I decided our growing family needed a bigger house. We wrote down how our ideal home would look like and started house hunting with high hopes that we could check off everything on our list. One of the things was a property with big trees and I was so glad to discover that the house we fell in love with had six majestic fir trees in the backyard. Little did I know that we weren’t the only ones enjoying them. A furry family of bunnies had their home hidden somewhere underneath those trees. They were so adorable and the kids loved seeing them hop around the house. We all loved them until warm weather kicked in and they turned into my biggest enemies. They feasted on all my plants and then moved on to our neighbors’.
It’s been three years since this happened. In the meantime we learned how to successfully share the same territory with our furry friends (yes, we’re back to being friends). I mean how can someone stay mad at these lovely creatures for too long?
With Easter around the corner we’re more excited than ever about bunnies.
As I love crafting with recyclable items, I made toilet paper roll bunnies and now this bunny shaped Easter basket out of a cardboard box. I’ll be sharing the tutorial of the basket, in case you’d like to make one yourself.
What you need to make a DIY bunny shaped Easter basket
-2 cardboard boxes
-scissors and craft knife
-hot glue gun
DIY bunny shaped Easter basket tutorial
- Start with one cardboard box
- Cut out the outer flaps and part of the front
- Cut the two sides of the box
- Use another box to cut out a bunny shaped head with long ears. Insert it in the first box and glue the two together.
- Paint your box white.
- Glue googly eyes and paint the ears, nose, mouth and whiskers
- Cut out two feet, paint them and glue them at the bottom of the basket
Now comes the real fun part of making an Easter basket: filling it up with candy and chocolate. I’ll show you what I used and how I gave everything a personal touch by wrapping each item in an unique way.
DOVE® Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny
Starburst® Original Jellybeans
DOVE® Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny
Skittles® $1 tube
Hubba Bubba® $1 Bubble Tape
Skittles® $1 egg
To make these candy pouches, you’ll need scrapbook paper and a sandwich bag. Start by cutting out two shapes. The shape on top has a hole in the middle for the candy. Glue the plastic bag on top of the back shape. Make sure you apply glue only on the edges and not all the way up so you can fill it up with candy. Glue the front shape on top of the plastic bag. I ended up using smaller candy pouches in the Easter basket and I separated the M&M’s® by color.
Other great basket fillers are M&M’s® Easter Sundae (sold for a limited time and exclusively at Walmart) and Easter Mixed Brand Chocolates with SNICKERS®, DOVE®, M&M’s®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY® and 3 Musketeers®.
Have fun making your Easter basket!
How would your perfect Easter basket look like?