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This adorable Picket Fence Easter Basket is easy to make with this step-by-step tutorial using tongue depressors or popsicle sticks. Load it full of your favorite Easter candy & you know everyone will love it. It’s definitely my favorite Easter craft! Makes for a great display in an entryway for all your Easter party guests or even to decorate at your office. You won’t believe just how quickly you can make your own!
Picket Fence Easter Basket
It’s almost March! Unreal that we are already talking Easter. I have to say I am so excited to see all the Easter themed things showing up all over. It’s so much fun & all the bright & happy colors perk me up after a cold & grey winter. It’s this time when I bring out the cute decorations & start creating new ones. One thing I like to do is set out little baskets of goodies on the table in our entryway for our guests to take when they drop by. It’s definitely welcoming & gives them a little smile as they come in & often as they walk out as well. This year I wanted something a little more unique than the typical basket, so I pulled out my bag of tongue depressors & popsicle sticks to create this cute little “basket” that looks like a picket fence. It’s like a little garden of candy. Let me show you just how quickly & easily you can make one too.
First thing that inspired me for this was seeing all the grass images around the candy displays during my last run to Target. Of course I had to pick up some of my favorite goodies while I was there! Grab this coupon for 15% off MARS & this 10% off coupon for Starburst Jellybeans to get your own!
To create the basket I started with the lid to a box, a handful of tongue depressors & popsicle sticks & my hot glue gun. I started by laying out the tongue depressors along the sides of the box to get the spacing just right. Then on the short sides the popsicle sticks were perfect length for the support pieces. So I just attached 2 sticks across with a strip of hot glue. Then I did the same with the long sides except I had to cut the tip off 2 of the sticks & then add another 1/2 popsicle stick to the end to make 2 long supports for all those tongue depressors. Again- I attached with hot glue. Then I just added about a nickel sized spot of hot glue on the bottom of each tongue depressor & secured it to the side of the box. This took less than 10 minutes to do all these steps.
Once I had my little fence built I took it outside I set it on an old shower curtain & gave it a several coats of white spray paint. Let it dry for a couple hours & then you can add a ribbon of choice around the whole thing. The ribbon helps give it a little support around the middle. Add your grass & then your candy. That’s IT!!
For this basket I picked up Easter M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake 8oz (only sold for a limited time exclusively at Target – so you better get some while you can), Easter DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs, DOVE Milk Chocolate Bunny 4.5oz, Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans & the Starburst Carrot to make it all happen. I have to say, those Easter M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake were almost GONE when I was there. The display with the other Easter candy was cleaned out. I found them at the checkout – so be sure to look in both places. They are POPULAR & so grab them when you see them! Target Super Stores will be hosting a sampling event on March 20th – so be sure to catch that!
There’s a little something in there for everyone! I know the hubs was very excited to see those peanut butter ones!
I love how the carrots look like they are growing from the grass! So cute!
Cute right?! So head to Target & pick up your candy! Then create this Easter basket for your home!
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