Happy Throw Back Thursday! And Happy Easter! Today I’d like to share with you my little DIY Easter Basket in a jar I made last year for my fairy god-children. This is so easy to do, even little ones can help!
Isn’t it funny that Easter is on April Fool’s Day this year? That could lead to some interesting pranks! At any rate, I was looking through my pictures from last year and I ran across these sweet little jars I put together last Easter. ( The most important thing to keep in mind with this particular project is these jars are made of glass therefore proceed with caution with little hands.)
I started with various sizes of pickle jars and pimento jars. After thoroughly cleaning the jars and lids I glued some knobs from my stash to the top center of each lid using E6000 glue.
Once the lids are dry simply paint them with a few light coats of your spray paint color of choice. I used a mix of pastels in blue, pink and yellow. Note: Make sure you paint the under side of the knobs while you are at it!
I bought an assortment of Easter Grass, jelly bird eggs, and chocolates from my local grocery store.
I filled each jar with candies, and grasses. Instead of a knob on this jar, I glued a sweet little chocolate bunny on top and filled it with jelly beans. A little bit of raffia finishes it off nicely.
Here is another little jar with a chocolate bunny and some jelly beans and chocolates shaped like carrots.
And a pink one…
You can see the different sizes and options. You really can fill them with whatever your little folks love the best! Also, use what you have in terms of raffia, bows, ribbons etc to embellish the jars. If you are worried about using glass jars, there are many plastic options that would work nicely too.
This one is made from a baby food jar…
This one from a pimento jar.
Aren’t they cute? Wouldn’t this be a fun project for a girl scout troop or a school craft? You could even take the same idea and apply it to other occasions such as Halloween or Christmas! I made up a bunch of these jars last year and gave my fairy god-children first pick. I can’t tell you how much I am going to miss them when we move!!
Well, I wish you all a very wonderful Easter and other than the bunnies and candy let’s all remember the real reason we celebrate. Thank you, Jesus!
Thank you for stopping by today and every time you do! There are going to be lots of changes in the coming months so I hope you’ll join us for the ride! xoxo Dell