Hoppy Wednesday! With Easter right around the corner I decided to make a few quick Easter baskets with a twist. I’m using my go-to recycled glass jars! Come see how quick and easy it is to make an Easter Basket in a jar!
For the holidays I like to make something special for my fairy god-children that live next door to us. We have lived here for nearly 14 years and have had the pleasure of watching them grow from babies until now. Our precious girl started calling me her “fairy godmother that lives next door” a few years ago. Thus, they are my fairy god-children and like my own niece and nephew. So for Easter I’m making them some fun little treats!
I know lots of crafts call for mason jars, but I prefer to use pickle jars and other small glass jars. It is the height of recycling! Luckily we LOVE pickles therefore I always have a stash ready to go. First I soak the jars in hot soapy water to remove the labels. Then I use Goof Off to remove any sticky residue then I run them through the dishwasher on the extra hot cycle. I do the same with the lids. This usually gets rid of any remaining smells.
For these sweet little jars I simply glued some knobs I had on hand to the top of the jar lid using E6000 glue.
Once dry I spray painted them with pastel colored spray paint. These are the colors I used:
I put a layer of Easter grass in the bottom of each jar. I love this grass because not only is it made from 100% recycled paper, but it’s also made in the USA! Win-win. I’m not a fan of the plastic grass anyway. Also I used Brach’s Jelly Bird Eggs.
In a few of the larger pickle jars I put a chocolate bunny in the middle and surrounded it with colored jelly bird eggs and a few chocolate “carrots”. I used raffia and ribbon to tie around the neck of the jar for added decoration. I made a few different sizes because it is what I had on hand. Of course my fairy god-children get to pick which ones they want first! Then I’ll give the rest to my other favorite kiddos.
This little jar actually turned out to be my favorite. The lid and knob are yellow. I put Lindt chocolate chicks around the perimeter of the jar, added a little “grass” and some jelly bird eggs in the middle. I added some raffia in a bow. This little jar started as a bullion cube jar and it is the perfect size for this! I love the little chicks!
On one of the jars I painted the lid but left off the knob. Instead I glued on a chocolate bunny and filled the jar with jelly bird eggs and added a raffia bow. Sweet.
And here are a few of the other jars. Honestly, I think I like the little jars better!
The possibilities are endless! These would make perfect little gifts for friends or teachers. All of the grasses and candy I bought at the grocery store and the jars, knobs and paint I had on hand. Simple and inexpensive! I can’t wait to give these cute little jars to our neighbors. Shhh. Don’t tell!
I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by and supporting my little blog! It means SO much! xoxo Dell