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Easter Candy Baskets

Beautiful and durable, crepe paper lends itself to countless applications. Glue bands of it to a bunch of eggs, affix tiny crepe blooms, and pile them in a bowl for a simple, elegant display. You also can use the paper to create lifelike flowers with egg centers. Or add crepe ears to an egg and watch it turn into a bunny.

Introduction

Beautiful and durable, crepe paper lends itself to countless applications. Leftover egg cartons can become winsome baskets trimmed with pleated crepe skirts. Start with plain or dyed blown-out eggs.

Place treat containers on end tables or arrange them on a tiered cake stand to create a centerpiece.

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Styrofoam egg cartion
  • Pinking shears
  • Crepe paper
  • Glue
  • Fabric-covered floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Candy

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut off one-third of a Styrofoam egg carton with scissors. Trim around top edge to neaten.

  2. Step 2

    With pinking shears, trim 1 inch off short side of a folded sheet of crepe paper. Apply a line of glue to outside of carton, just below rim. Adhere uncut edge of paper to glue, using your fingers to push paper into pleats.

  3. Step 3

    To make the handle: Cut a 13-inch piece of fabric-covered floral wire. Use wire to poke holes on both sides of carton. Bend wire, and insert ends into holes; fold ends up to secure. Fill basket with candy, such as dragees and chocolate eggs.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2007