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How to package your Easter treats

Easter Treats Packaging Ideas

Easter Treats Packaging Ideas

A selection of ideas for all ages and time restraints!

We have used recycled items, used various supplies from our craft cupboard and have a few ideas that could be more of a project.

If you need some useful craft supplies in bright spring colours, have a look at our Easter Treats Packaging Kit. These little essentials will help you get started on our ideas below.

Bird House Easter Treats Box

Bird House Easter Treats Box

Easter Bird House Egg Boxes

For this we have used

  • 2 sheets of A4 card
  • Raffia ribbon
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • The printable Bird House Box templates below

Easter Gift Packaging Ideas: Bird House Main Template

Easter Gift Packaging Ideas: Bird House Roof template

First you will need to choose what colour card you want your bird house to be, you might want to use a different colour card for both the house and the roof. Print out the templates onto your chosen card and then cut the templates out. We used a craft knife to cut the hole out in our bird houses but you could use a 1 inch circle punch or cut it out carefully using scissors. Once you have cut out both your pieces score along the dotted lines using a pair of children’s scissors or a butter knife. (nothing too sharp!) Then fold the card and you will start to see the shape of your bird house come to life. Glue the tabs for the four walls of your bird house and stick them to the neighbouring wall. Put to one side to dry while you cut, score and fold your roof template. Glue the tabs on one side of your house to be able to stick down one side of the roof. Leave the other side of the roof to be able to open like a door. This will be how you can get your Easter treats in and out of the box! Line the inside of your bird house with some tissue paper and place your Easter treats inside. Fold the roof back don and tie some raffia ribbon around the box and roof to keep the lid down.

Simple Cellophane bags and Bows

Cellophane bags are a great way to gift home made chocolate lollies, cake pops, or any other small treats! Raffia ribbon adds a nice finish. You could tie a tag with a message onto the raffia too!

Simple Cellophane bag and bow packaging

Place two lollies head-first into the bag, pushing one into each corner. Pinch the cellophane around the middle of each stick, and cross them over. Tie the middle with a raffia bow. The gather of cellophane keeps your chocolate from sticking together.

Simple Cellophane Bag and Bow Easter Packaging

Use shredded tissue to line the bottom of your cellophane bag. Place your chocolates or other home-made treats inside and tie a raffia paper bow around the top of your bag to finish it off. Use your fingernails to open out the raffia to make a bigger bow.

Recycled Packaging Ideas

We found items in our kitchen that with a little colourful embellishment came alive with the delights of Spring.

 

Jam Jars

Egg Box

You could use an egg box to house your chocolatey gifts. Decorate the outside of your egg box with Decopatch paper, line the inside of the box with some shredded tissue paper and fill with treats. Tie your box shut with ribbon!

You could use an egg box to house your chocolatey gifts. Decorate the outside of your egg box with Decopatch paper, line the inside of the box with some shredded tissue paper and fill with treats. Tie your box shut with ribbon!

 

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March 29th, 2015

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Easter Chocolate Making

Easter Chocolates

Following on from our last post on how to melt chocolate, this week we have been making Easter treats! We wanted to experiment with lots of moulds we found in our local shop and experiment with making colourful chocolate to make the best use of our moulds!

Check out how we prepared and melted our chocolate ready for making our treats here.

For our cute bunnies we used

  • 1 bar white chocolate
  • 1 bar milk chocolate
  • Oil based food colouring
  • Paintbrush
  • lolly sticks
  • Easter chocolate moulds

 

 

When the chocolate was set we had to remove our bunnies carefully. We found the best time to remove them was straight from the fridge when the moulds and chocolate were still cold. We carefully upturned our mould and tapped the the chocolates onto a cool work surface.

Check back to see how we packaged our Easter chocolates to give as gifts!

Check back to see how we packaged our Easter chocolates to give as gifts!

 

Check back to see how we packaged our Easter chocolates to give as gifts!

March 26th, 2015

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