I received product from HERSHEY’S and a stipend from Global Influence for this post. All thoughts and opinions listed here are my own, as always.
I don’t know about you, but my 4-year-old started asking for us to decorate for Easter the day after Valentine’s Day. I gently reminded her that she was forgetting St. Patrick’s Day, and all things green and gold. That appeased her until last week, when she INSISTED that we start putting some bunnies out on display.
For some moms, the thought of decorating for each season puts a twinkle in their eyes, and a spring in their step. Crafts and all things creative all their element.
Not so for me. I never really decorated much for any season except for Christmas before I had kids, but seeing how excited they get about putting out knick knacks leaves me feeling as though I should be doing SOMETHING. But after just 5 minutes on Pinterest searching for Easter crafts, I start to feel overwhelmed and WAY out of my comfort zone.
But you know what? It really doesn’t have to be that way! HERSHEY’S recently sent me some of their Easter candy options, and it occurred to me that I could do some very practical decorating, by making use of some of the candy I would be buying, anyway for Easter baskets. Instead of spending a ton of money on craft supplies that might or might not get used, and that will definitely cause me stress and anxiety, I could just buy candy.
Sounds like a plan!
So here’s how I created a cute centerpiece just by using the candy I would have already purchased, plus $3 in other supplies. I went to the Dollar Tree and spent $2 on 2 bags of the grass that looks more like paper than plastic. I only had to buy 2 bags because each bag came with 3 different colors, and I only wanted to use green. So if you’d like to use more than 1 color, you’ll probably only need 1 bag. I also spent $1 on a bunny figurine to stick in the middle of the display. And I had a pretty wooden bowl on hand, already. You could use any sort of tray to make this display, or you could even create it on a mantel or shelf without a container.
All of the candy you see came from bags that I would have purchased anyway for filling Easter baskets. This idea can put some of it to use ahead of time, and the candy you don’t use for the display can just get tucked away in your closet until the Easter bunny needs it!
After I placed the grass in the container, I added JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy lollipops. They have a bag with an Easter theme, and I picked out the Easter egg designs to go in the back.
Then I placed the CADBURY Mini Eggs along the front, as well as a Cadbury Egg, as if it were hidden in the grass.
I took the larger WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS and put one on each side of the display, made to look like little bird nests. So cute!
Finally, I sprinkled some HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates around the area where the bunny was doing his watering. I thought it was cute to make it look like he was growing an Easter candy garden.
So there you have it: a very affordable, very resourceful Easter decoration idea that even the craft-challenged can create! This is also a fun one to have the kids help with; they can create whatever type of “candy garden” they want!
And I certainly can’t say that I’m dreading when the time comes to “clean up” and “put away” this display. I just hope it makes it to Easter! The kids will actually withhold from eating it; it’s me I’m worried about!
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