Thursday, April 21, 2011

friday craft day: easter egg candy pouches


After a search around the island failed to turn up any plastic Easter eggs for our annual Easter egg hunt I knew it was time to come up with a plan B. When I stumbled across these cute paper candy pouches online one day I knew I'd found the perfect solution! Only problem? I don't have access to a sewing machine & hand sewing enough pouches for four kiddos, well that just wasn't going to happen.

 So here's what I did:

1. Using Crystal Wilkerson's Happy Spring kit I created some pattern paper & monogrammed egg shapes. I made four different sets, each in a different color and with a different monogram, so my kids will know what eggs are theirs during the Easter egg hunt.

2. I then cut out my pattern & monogrammed eggs with an equal number of plain white eggs.

3. Next I took a pattern paper or monogrammed egg for the front, paired it with a plain white egg for the back and began stapling along the edges to create our Easter egg pockets. I made sure to only staple 3/4 of the way around the egg.

 4. Then I filled the egg pocket with fun Easter treats. I used some fun spring colored treats {skittles, chicklets for the big kids & hawaiin fruit lifesavers.} You can use anything really, but treats that are a little on the flatter side will fit best in the pouches.

5. The last thing I did was finish stapling the edges of the eggs together and that's it! Super easy! I have these cuties all ready and waiting for our Easter egg hunt Saturday morning!

Alivia kindly agreed to take our little egg pouches out in the yard for a quick test run before the real hunt & she thinks they're going to work just fine! ;)
We're all looking forward to lots of Easter fun and treats this weekend and I hope you are too!

Happy Easter everyone!

 I'll see you back here in a week or so after a little blogging break while my kids and husband are off school. Stay tuned for a handful of pre-scheduled posts during my time off.

:)



I'm linking up with these fabulous blogs:
somewhat simple, house of hepworths, a bowl full of lemons,
 Tidy Mom, Whipperberry 


Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

12 comments:

  1. hooray! What a great, colorful alternative! I knew you would find a way to "make lemonade." :)

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  2. SO cute! Enjoy your time with your family!

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  3. Thanks for the wonderful craft ideas. I thought you might like to see my adaptation of your Spring Butterfly Mobile. The photos not great, but you'll get the idea. http://brendas-bits-and-bytes.blogspot.com/2011/04/welcome-to-brendas-bits-and-bytes.html

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  4. That is the most adorable idea ever! And your pictures are darling! Have a nice break!

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  5. Hooray...

    glad that you found a way.

    enjoy family time....

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  6. You are stinkin' creative! Adorable!

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  7. Adorable idea! I love that it is "no sew" and uses pretty paper! Gonna do this one for sure :)

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  8. The most adorable idea!

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  9. I love the concept! And I have some cute paper that needs to be used.

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  10. I think I actually like these MORE than plastic easter eggs! Super cute! Hope every one has fun at the hunt! Came over from Whipperberry's link party.

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  11. What a great idea. It is so cute. I might have to "borrow" this same idea for my kiddos.

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  12. I love that you stapled these! It's still cute and yet easier! I am having a Silhouette Blog Party and one of the shapes in it is a Egg Pouch. You may not have used the Silhouette but I would love it if you would (or if you would let me) link up this project as an example of how to use the shape. http://www.maggiemugginsdesigns.com/2012/05/silhouette-free-shape-blog-party.html

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