DIY Easter Candy Explosion Basket

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I wanted something to give out to the teachers for Easter, and who does not love candy on a stick? So I made a explosion candy basket. I can take it up to the school and either drop it off at the front office for the teachers lounge or let the kids pull the sticks to pass out to the teachers and let everyone have a little something to brighten their day.


Start with a fin basket, I chose a burlap and canvas one, but any will work. Add in some Styrofoam rings inside the basket to allow you to place the items in it.


Create some candy on a stick (bamboo skewers) use some homemade sticky labels (printable on my blog) to hold the stick to the candy. Add some ribbon in it for fun!!


Don't forge the little candy eggs too!!!


Start sticking the candy on a stick into the Styrofoam in the basket. Alternate which side you place the candy to balance it out.


Add in in the little candy and some fake grass around the bottom to cover up the Styrofoam.


Create a little fun banner along the bottom of the basket, here I said" Happy Easter" cut from Rinea Paper foil in Blush and placed on banner and a little paper held on with a clip.


Make some fun 3D eggs with the Rinea paper foil to place it the basket as decor.


Enjoy your basket!! Perfect for a center piece, party decor, gift, office party, teachers lounge, the ideas are endless!!!



Here is a video tutorial on how I made this fun candy explosion basket!!!


Enjoy the candy yourself and pass them out!! Happy Easter!!
Suggested materials:
  • Candy   (target)
  • Skewers   (target)
  • Foil paper   (Rinea)
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  • K K on Apr 05, 2017
    Cute idea! Where did you find the burlap/canvas baskets?

  • Julia Hochhalter Julia Hochhalter on Apr 06, 2017
    how did you make those adorable 3-D foil eggs?
    My grandchildren aren't allowed popular sugary treats so I'd like to make some of those for filler, maybe even put on lollipop sticks too! I am all for the treats tho, so Please enter me in the drawing too! Thank you!

  • Beth Beth on Apr 11, 2017
    where did you find the burlap and canvas bags for this project. I love it. As a retired teacher, this is a great way to help a teacher with a snack during planning time!

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