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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

An Easter Gift For Friends & Neighbours...

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I made up a little Easter gift for a friend today and I thought you might like to take a peek!
If you are looking for a hostess gift or a small gift for friends or neighbours for Easter, this may be just what you are looking for!
It involves two of my favourite things for gift-giving....homemade treats and a recycled container made into a beautiful-looking package.
I have seen so many recyled egg cartons made into lovely things on pinterest, I was inspired to create one of my own.
I took this empty egg carton...
and filled it with homemade mini-cupcakes.
But you could also fill it with two-bite brownies, small cookies or mini-muffins...or an assortment of colourful Easter candy.
And here's the fun part which I love... decorate the container with scrapbook papers and embellishments.
If you don't have scrapbook paper, wrappping paper would be just as pretty.
I used 2 different patterns of scrapbook paper that I trimmed to fit using a paper trimmer, but scissors would work just as well.
I wrapped the papers around the egg carton just like wrapping a present and I used scotch tape.
 And I embellished the top with a white paper doily, pink raffia, paper flower and a button.
It certainly takes the egg carton from a 'scrubbing Cinderella' to a 'beautiful Cinderella' at the Prince's ball, don't you think?


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20 comments:

Kristin said...

Really cute and thoughtful gift idea. Lets see, recycle, re purpose a gift...I'd say...it's a good thing!

Brandi said...

This is so cute! I know my neighbors would love this.

Bronwyn said...

I have never thought of using an egg carton for mini-muffins. They fit perfectly!! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Cute idea, Angie!

Danielle said...

So cute, Angie! I love how you embellished the top with the flower button. Great idea! I'm sure your neighbor was very happy to have received this for Easter : )

Danielle xo

Sarah said...

Great idea. I think I might pick this up for the Farmers' Market. It is one way to cajole someone into buying a dozen cupcakes.

Jess said...

Way awesome!!! Never would have thought to put anything other than eggs in there haha a must try!
x0 Jess

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Angie,
Oh, love this creative gift. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Easter.
Smiles, Paula

Rustown Mom said...

Cute! The cupcakes look great, too!

Elyse said...

Such a sweet little gift! Happy Easter Weekend!!

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

This is a very sweet and cute idea. You are the kind of neighbor I want to be. Thanks!

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

That is a fabulous idea!!

Holly @ A Baker's House said...

Hi, this is lovely! I will plan on trying this sometime soon. It makes a sweet gift even more special. thanks for sharing, I found you through It's Overflowing. from Holly @ www.abakershouse.com

Leslie said...

LOVE this idea!!!! Tod cute!

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

what a wonderful idea to hide those cupcakes in there! I bet your neighbors LOVE you!

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

Wow, this is really pretty. What a nice gift!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

A dozen mini cupcakes and beautiful paper and embellishments.... I am in heaven! This is a fabulous idea and we are so thrilled that you shared it with us!

Take care,

Trish

Donna Laprade said...

Great idea!

Waseem said...

I had never thought of using this...I will using this
Send gifts to pakistan when i needed.

Nermine Ayman said...

good

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