Candy Easter Baskets Tutorial

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These Candy Easter baskets are a cute addition to any Easter decor, or they can be the main basket if you add additional boxes of candy to make it larger.
I went to the dollar store to pick up the boxes of movie theater boxes candy, they were each $1 and the laffy taffy ropes, which I used 2 of each basket, were only 25 cents each. I chose Sweet Tarts, Mike & Ike, Jolly Rancher gummies (this box is a tad bit bigger), and Nerds. The cost totalled just under $5 to make each of the baskets and with 4 boxes, the measurements of the inside is about 6×4″.

The process of making the basket is simple. Here are the steps broken down.

1. Grab any card board box that you have, just writing doesn’t matter. Line up the candy boxes in the form in which you plan on creating the base of the basket. Trace the boxes.

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2. Using a utility knife or box cutter to get straight, un-freyed lines, cut out the markings you just made. It doesn’t need to be perfectly even as the cardboard base will be under the candy boxes.
Be careful!
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3. If you don’t want the inside bottom of the basket to have the cardboard color, or if you used cardboard with writing on it like I did, you can trace a piece of paper around it and then staple it in each corner.
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4. Carefully place the boxes on the base where they will be going, and then one by one, while still in formation, hot glue each box down to the base, and then to each other’s sides.
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5. The last step is to add the Laffy Taffy ropes. I used 2 ropes to make it more sturdy. Because I used 2 ropes, I thought it would be neat to overlap them. It was a little difficult, but I did it! The best way to get these to stay put is to glue tge end flaps first to the boxes, and then glue the center top to adhere the 2 ropes together.
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Wala! You made a Candy Easter Basket!

Now fill it with some colorful fake grass and shone more goodies!

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These can be made to fit any taste! Think of all of the possibilities… Chocolate theme with junior mints, Charleston chews and snow caps…. yea, you get the idea!

They would make a great gift for a teacher or friend.

Please leave your feedback below if you have anything to add our if you’ve gotten to make this basket!

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