Sharing my Martha Stewart inspired Easter basket today and I decided to make a chocolate Easter basket. Real chocolate is always a good idea for any Easter basket but my version is full of faux chocolate bunnies and eggs.
I'm joining with five other crafty bloggers who created Martha Stewart inspired Easter baskets to celebrate the season:
Be sure to visit each one as they are all unique and completely doable!
A special shout out to Ariel from PMQ for Two for organizing this blog hop and challenging us, I'm so happy to have my chocolate Easter basket included.
I used scrap wood and plastic eggs then painted everything dark chocolate gloss to make it all look like real chocolate.
The fence style basket is a diy building project (free plans here) and I thought the bunnies and eggs would be best in a white basket to contrast against their dark chocolate color.
The bunnies are made from 3/4" scrap wood and can stand alone. These taller bunnies are very similar to the real chocolate bunny shape you see in retail shops. I just did a google search for free bunny clip art to find the best shape.
Below are step by step instructions to create the chocolate bunnies and eggs.
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- 3/4" scrap wood
- scroll saw / bladerunner
- plastic eggs
- Americana gloss enamels dark chocolate
- paint brush
- grosgrain ribbon or twill tape
- picket fence Easter basket (plans coming soon!)
- paper Easter grass
A note on the paper grass - the version I used is from CVS Pharmacy and comes flat, cut into a spiral shape and hinged at one end. It's by far the best idea I have seen for paper grass because it's all attached as one piece. No loose strings of plastic grass flying around your house!
Step 1: Print out your desired bunny shape (google 'free bunny clip art' to find options). Use spray adhesive to adhere paper printout to wood. Use a scrollsaw or bladerunner to cut out bunny shape. Peel off paper and sand smooth.
Step 2: Paint bunnies and eggs using DecoArt Americana gloss enamels in dark chocolate.
After 2-3 coats the bunnies and eggs will look like real chocolate!
Tie ribbon around the bunny necks, fill the basket with paper grass and then add all your chocolate goodies! A beautiful, chocolately Easter basket that will last forever!
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