Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Baskets and Bunny Cake

I decided that after five years of using the same small {and SUPER cute} Easter baskets, that I need to upgrade the boys' baskets to something that will hold more than 3 eggs a little bigger.

I found some cute fruit baskets at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 each, and I decided that they were just the right size for Easter baskets. I also picked up some polka dot ribbon and some wooden tags while I was there. With a little bit of spray paint and hot glue, I knew I could make some SUPER cute Easter baskets!supplies I painted the baskets and let them dry over night.
glue on ribbonI used my hot glue gun to attach a strip of ribbon around the basket.
I followed the brace in the center of the basket, but you could really put the ribbon anywhere you want.
Cute bows Then I tied a cute little bow on one side of the basket for a little more color.
wooden name tags I used some wooden tags {4/$1 at Hobby Lobby} and Mod Podged each of the boys' names on them in colors that coordinated with the ribbon. {In case you haven't noticed before, Henry's color is always blue, Grant is always green, and Eli is always orange} Then, I used my Cropodile to add the grommet, but you could just make a hole and pull the ribbon through without it.
add Easter grass I tied the name tag on with another piece of polka dot ribbon, and filled the basket up with green paper Easter grass.
Cute Easter BasketsNow my boys have baskets big enough for a SUPER Easter egg hunt:)
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BUNNY CAKE
Henry's class had an Easter party yesterday, so I decided to make a Bunny Cake.
You need two round cakes, icing, and candy to decorate with.
Leave one of the round cakes whole and cut bunny ears out of the other. {You can also make the extra piece from the ears into a bow tie, but I didn't have room for it on my baking pan.}
Cover the cake in icing.
And then decorate away. I usually cover the whole cake in coconut, but I figured the Kindergartners might turn their noses up at it:)
Bunny CakeA simple and easy Bunny Cake perfect for an Easter party!
I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!

(46) and Jesus said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, (47) and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Luke 24:46-47

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53 comments:

For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

I absolutely LOVE your easter baskets. I love the bright vibrant colors! I love the three boys names (I have a Henry and my nephew is Eli). And the bunny cake is so fun! I might have to whip up one of those (or mini ones) today! My boys would love that!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

holy moley... you rock. you are an awesome mom. those baskets are superb... right along with the cake! happy easter! praise God for the cross of Christ!

Amanda Hervey said...

Hi Kelli,
This is adorable! I'm visiting from The Girl Creative :)

Please visit my blog and link up this project to my do-it-for-you party! It's a celebration of using our talents to love on others :)

Amanda

Julie said...

For years, as long as I can remember that is the exact cake my mama has been making. For as long as I've had daycare and my son I have been making it also. So cool to see someone else with the same idea. I love you baskets. Hope over when you have a moment and see the ones I made this year. Super duper easy.
It's New Friend Friday and Friday Follow. For the moment I am your newest follower.
Take care and God Bless. Have a great day today.

Kelli said...

I love those baskets. So your Crop a Dile punches through the wooden tags...that's awesome. Have a great Easter!!

A.Rhodes said...

Super cute baskets, I'm a new follower!
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Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

What a darling little bunny cake! Love the baskets, too!

Crystal said...

Cute stuff. FF follower

Bits-n-Pieces said...

Those baskets are just too cute!! so simple and yet so great!!! I wish you lied by me and could teach me your ways! lol

and that cake...I may have to steal that idea for my family brunch tomorrow!

Ashley Bray said...

I love those baskets, I am always looking for baskets that are not too girly (everything is made cute for girls but not boys -AAARRRGGHH). Looking at others' blogs is making me be more creative - Thanks!!
The cake is adorable too, I might actually attempt this.

Dee said...

Those are adorable Kelli!

Jenglamgirl said...

Oh my gosh!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the baskets... how cute, and it even reminds me of pottary barn for kids or something. Love the Easter cake too! What a good mom you are! Hugs, Jenn

Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

OMG I gotta go to Target NOW and get baskets ... I love what you did ... but I don't think I have the times now!!! YIKES!Happy Friday Follow- stop by my place when you can!

Kmama said...

Oh my gosh. You are so stinking creative. I'm stealing your basket idea for next year's baskets!!

Carrie said...

Oh I love those Easter baskets! I need to find some that size! Perfect! And the cake looks yummy! I might have to stop by Hobby Lobby today! Happy Easter!

Cop Mama said...

Wow, the baskets are way adorable! I love finding cute ways to make BOY things fun!

Hey, how did you add the baskets to your banner???

Darcie said...

Does your creativity know no end! You amaze me Kelli! LOVE the Easter baskets...and as for the Easter Bunny cake...I don't know how many birthdays I had where I had a cake just like that...my birthday isn't until the 17th of April, but I always had bunnies for it. You are amazing lady!

Foursons said...

The baskets are super cute! And oh my gosh- you went above and beyond with the cake. Martha Stewart better watch out!

Foursons said...

Oh and I LOVE your new header!

Tracy said...

Love this! I will have to make my 5 year old one for our final Easter Egg hunt. He has been using a Monkey easter basket so far this year - time for something a little less babyish!

Tracy said...

Oh, & I found you through New Friend Friday!

Myya said...

Those baskets are adorable! I love how you always do the cutest things for the boys! Love the color code for each too. Bunny cake is beyond fun!!!

Happy Easter to you & yours - happy egg hunting :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I love those baskets!!! And I love that your boys each have their own color ;)

too Blessed to Stress said...

What an awesome way to spruce up easter baskets! my mom and I are doing the same thing with plain baskets for our easter gathering this year. Thanks for the inspiration :)

And I so wish I could have gotten a slice of your yummy looking cake!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, you are really awesome, Kelli!!!! Everything is wonderful, and so pretty!!!! I love everything!!!!!!!!!!

And great verse!!!

Jessica said...

Stopped on by from New friend friday and thought "Well gee, any mom that lets her kid eat crackers covered in crayon is OK in my book."
Now following

amanda said...

those are so super cute!! you have great ideas. truly love it. i also love that bunny cake. i don't know if i'd have the paitence for all of the details on it. :0) have a blessed weekend!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I'm From Friday Follow...I'm new to this but have found such wonderful people doing these parties & link ups. I wish the rest of the world could be as uplifting & supportive to each other as I have experienced.. I hope you can pop over to my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com & find some inspiration for your family/home...I hope you will become a follower too! Happy Easter!! Barb
P.S. Hope to have my own link party April 12th “My Creative Space Monday” @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
…..Hope you will join up, too.

Emily said...

Very cute and original!!! We are generic with our pottery barn kids stuff over here.

Nichol said...

Those are so cute. Everytime I see something you make I just smile. I am so going to make a basket like those. You inspire me everyday to be creative. That cake is adorable. Have a great Easter weekend with your family:)

Miller Racing Family said...

I love the Easter baskets. So simple but yet so cute. Great job on the cake! You always have the best ideas!

Sausha said...

very cute baskets - i especially love the name tags, and that cake it so cute - the kids would for sure have fun decorating that themselves :)

Sausha @ {show & tell}

McCrakensx4 said...

Those baskets are amazingly cute! Love that you are so crafty. The polka dots are great! And love that all of your boys each have their own colors! And I am a little jealous that you can still take baked goods to your son's school for parties...one we aren't even allowed to have parties at my school and two everything brought in needs to be store bought in the original package. Love the bummy cake...very cute!
Have a blessed Easter

{Kimber} said...

that is it!!! I WANT TO HAVE YOUR CRAFTINESS !!!! those baskets are AWESOME!!!

Angie S said...

Awesome job on the baskets and the cake!

I wanted to do a bunny cake this year, but Layla decided she didn't like coconut. We did cupcakes instead :)

Happy Easter!

He & Me + 3 said...

Please make my kids some baskets. Adorable and that cake is so cute.

Laura said...

The Easter baskets are adorable. I love the tags!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you come by again soon!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

These are so cute!! I will have to remember this next year!!

And I love the bunny cake. Wonder if I can motivate myself enough to make one tomorrow before everyone comes over...

Shaunna said...

Oh my goodness....adorable!! I love the baskets and the cake!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; nice to meet you! -shaunna :)

Laura said...

Your boys' baskets are great and the cake is so cute!!

I have four sons...come on over for some mom inspiration and encouragement.

Iva said...

wow you are AMAZING!!!!!

Sugar Bananas said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad I came over - you certainly are a supermomma with some great ideas. I'll be back. I'm a new follower ;)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love those beautiful baskets-you did an amazing job!!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I'm usually too lazy to actually stop and comment, but I just had to when I saw your baskets! So simple, yet amazing!! Wow. I'm in love. I <3 ribbon. Great job.

Jamie said...

I love this idea because we have seven children, with number eight on the way, never really knowing if we are "done". Buying overpriced Easter baskets, that are always cheaply made, and maybe or maybe not being able to find one to match "if" we are pregnant again the next year. I can totally do this!

girlofgrace said...

Okay, I love the idea! However, I have tried twice today to paint the basket white using 2 different types of spray paint and am not getting the color I want. What type of paint did you use? They are awesome looking; mine are hideous! Thank you for this adorable idea, I one day hope I can grow up and be as crafty as you! Thanks, Crystal

Vallimasoos said...

Love this!!

My kids are color coded too! i am so happy I'm not the only one!!

Denise said...

These are the cutest! I am doing a mini feature this afternoon and sending my readers over!

Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Catherine said...

I love, love, love your basket idea {and how they're color coded!}. My boys are using baskets that are really too small, too - - these look the perfect size! Thanks so much for sharing. I found your project via CSI.

Catherine @ Avery & Winslow

Lisa said...

i love that idea - and the cake, too!!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

They are so cute, I love the bright primary colors and that cake is ADORABLE!

MoneySavingEnthusiast said...

Polka dots are so in! That ribbon is nice. This just goes to show you can be crafty without spending a lot of money.

Creative Raisins said...

These baskets are adorable. I shared on my facebook page today.

Lisa @ Creative Raisins

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