Edible Easter Baskets

I’m always looking for fun ideas of things to make for teacher gifts.  Nothing huge, but little “you are awesome” type gifts so they know how much we appreciate them.  This was perfect.  Easy (super easy) and fun and made of candy.  Is there anything better?
Edible Easter Baskets
* glue gun
* card stock
* 4 boxes (or bags) of Easter type candy
* Easter “grass” or shredded paper
* Easter candy to fill baskets with
You can either tape the boxes together or use a hot glue gun.  I opted for the hot glue gun because it’s so darn strong.  If I had used bags of candy, though, I might have used packing tape.
Glue the boxes together.  When the glue dries, flip over the box and tape a piece of card stock on the bottom.  You don’t want everything falling out =o)
I cut a piece of card stock to use as a handle and glued that in place as well.
Now fill with whatever you would like.  You can make it as full and elaborate as you want.  We just wanted a little Happy Easter Basket (nothing huge) so we just did this.
What do you think?  If one of my students brought me something like this I think I would probably feint.  My students don’t bring me treats =o(  The joys of being a school counselor.
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  1. That is really a great idea!

  2. Love it how fun

  3. This is such a great idea! Thank you. Love your blog. Keep finding new and fun things on here.:]

  4. These are too cute! You always have so many neat ideas…thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  5. How cute is this! Stopping by from Sumos Sweet Stuff 🙂


  6. Visiting from In & Out of the Kitchen. Fun idea!

  7. Hi Erin, you are one sweet and creative mama! How did the teacher’s react to your gift? Your header is so fun! I’ve come over from In & Out of the Kitchen.

  8. Making the basket from candy boxes is such a fun idea!!!

  9. Even though my daughter is almost 22, I know she would love one of these! Thanks for giving me some inspiration!

    Thanks for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! See you next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  10. how fun! That would be a fun Easter Basket for kids too! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?

  11. Well, who wouldn’t want the Easter bunny to leave one of those? So fun! I’ll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!


    Thanks for linking up!

  12. This is a clever idea! The candy boxes make the ideal basket! I’m glad you said you used a hot glue gun to hold it up. I wouldn’t expect anything else to maintain a strong enough bond to keep everything in place so that the weight of the candy or filling won’t break the basket.
    Thanks for sharing! This is definitely an idea to keep for Easters to come.

  13. denise smith says:

    this is a great idea thanks for the idea i was wondering what to get her teacher

  14. I made these goodie boxes for my daughter and her roommate at college for Valentine’s Day! Filled them with gum, nail polish, fluffy socks, gummies, chapstick, etc. They just got it and they just called to tell me how much they love it. 🙂