Candy Easter Basket Featuring the Fable Friends Stamp Set

While doing my usual perusing on Pinterest, I came across a candy basket and thought that would be great for my grandkids. They used large boxes of candy (like the kind you can find at a Movie Theater or Walmart), I didn’t want anything that big. So, I though what about these KitKat Bars? I know they aren’t in a box, but it still worked. I glued the ends back before hot gluing them. Once all four sides are together, you need a bottom. Use the thick cardboard you get in some of your Designer Paper. Set your basket on the cardboard and trace a square, then cut just inside the lines. Making sure your box is square, add hot glue to the bottom and set the cardboard on top. Hold it for a few seconds until the glue has cooled. That is your basket. I added a piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock cut at 1″ x 11″ to make the handle. Just hot glue the ends (one at a time) and stick to the inside of your basket. I added a bow using the Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon to each side.

Next comes this adorable Bunny Pick, using the Fable Friends Stamp Set. I stamped him on Watercolor Paper and watercolored with an Aqua Painter. I used Crumb Cake & Soft Suede for the bunny, and Granny Apple Green for his jacket, and Petal Pink for the insides of his ears.

Next I Punched a Large Starburst, and a 2″ Circle Punch from Granny Apple Green. I had these large tooth picks in my stash of stuff, took two of them and adhered them together with Tombow Liquid Glue. I adhered the picks to the Starburst with Tombow & added a few Dimensionals (I stacked one on top of the either for it to be the same thickness of the pick, see below). Next laid my 2″ Circle punch on top of that. The bunny is fussy cut and has Dimensionals to adhere to the Circle. Stamped the greeting (also in the Fable Friends stamp set) in Granny Apple Green and used my Banner Triple Punch on the right side. I just tucked in the sentiment with a couple of Glue Dots.

Add some Easter Grass or paper shreds to your basket and you are ready for the candy. I just tucked the bunny pick by the handle with some candy to help it stand up.

For this one I used Calypso Coral for the bunnies jacket. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings.

And then I saw some bunnies made from Nicole Kunzig and she used the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to add some flowers. OMG! Cutest bunnies ever, right? I love the way she colored her bunnies and their jackets, so I tried to copy hers. The middle one I used Calypso Coral, Petal Pink & Melon Mambo, also the color of the flowers. The leaves are Granny Apple Green. I just tucked a few in with Tombow. The flowers I used Glue Dots.

The one on the left side is Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue & Highland Heather, also the colors used to paint her jacket. The leaves are Soft Sea Foam. I thought adding the Highland Heather kind of muddied the jacket, so the bunny on the right I only added Mint Macaron & Balmy Blue.

What do you think of these bunnies? I love hearing from you. Once I get the ones done for my grandkids I will share. My water coloring skills are a work in progress, but with something small like these bunnies, I don’t get overwhelmed. If its too big, its harder for me to get the shading right.

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5 Comments

  1. Love how you colored the bunnies & added the flowers & leaves to make a crown! Wonderful, creative idea! Thanks

  2. Karen Halterman

    Saw Patty Bennett’s that she made with you. Came across yours just now on Pinterest -saved it. Adorable bunny picks, especially the girls!!

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