Easter baskets are… okay. Really, there’s nothing wrong with them, you're not a basket case for using them.
We just think you could buck the trend and do something different, while putting an old vase to good use. That's right, instead of an Easter basket, go for an Easter bouquet.
For this, you’ll need:
- A clear vase. If you don’t have one, you can likely find it cheap at a local thrift shop.
- One to two bags of small wrapped candies. For smaller vases, you may need to use unwrapped candies
- BBQ skewers. For smaller vases, you may need to trim them.
- Candy bars or chocolate bunnies. Keep them wrapped
- A small piece of Styrofoam
First, drop the small candies into the vase until it’s filled up to around its neck. Feel free to get creative with how you layer your vase candy.
Then take the skewers and stick them through your candy bars and chocolate bunnies. Then stick the other end of the skewers in the Styrofoam so they’re arranged like a bouquet.
Cut the cellophane so it can wrap around the skewers and pop out of the vase. Wind the cellophane around the Styrofoam, tie it off with string and place it inside the vase.
For a finishing touch, tie the ribbon around the vase’s mouth in a bow.
And with some adaptation, this idea could be used for a Halloween bouquet, or a Fourth of July bouquet, or another holiday of choice. Expand the bouquet beyond Valentine’s Day.
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