Easter DIY // Candy nests

Easter 2014

I almost didn't post an Easter post this year. I know. Nothing really inspired me until literally, at the last minute, something caught my eye at my local arts and crafts store. It's been forever since I've taken part in an Easter egg hunt. We used to have huge basket loads of those plastic eggs filled with candy every year as a kid! Now, my Easter holidays consist of giving small little treats (then again, I do this for most holidays), and when I happened across these petite egg-shaped paper mâché boxes, I knew they'd be the perfect treat box to remind me of those good ol' days of hunting little plastic treasure eggs.

I made these "Candy Nests" by first personalizing each "egg" (box cover) by painting them with gouache (but you can use paint pens or acrylic paint as well). I like to personalize with names + calligraphy, but I also really like the idea of decorating them like you would Easter eggs! Then I filled them with some shredded 100% natural excelsior (as "nest"; you can also use crinkle) and adding in some Easter treats. Enjoy!

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Easter 2014

What you'll need:

// Oval paper mâché boxes (like this one, or most likely available at your local arts and crafts store) // Paint + Paint brush // Excelsior or Crinkle // Candy or small treats to fill

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Easter 2014

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