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easter 2011


sneak peek: avery's easter basket


Here is the rundown of this year's basket:
Little Sapling Toys organic wooden camera: I love how there is a viewfinder to look through and how there is a lens that you can turn to "focus."  Avery is going to love her new camera!
Set of tiny pink Moleskine notebooks
Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
Susiecakes decorated egg-shaped cookie
Crepe paper carrots and daffodil candy cup (filled with Cheerios)
Bundles of crayons in egg cups

mini easter baskets

I decided last-minute to make some mini Easter baskets for some of Avery's friends.  I took white nut and candy cups, hole-punched the sides of each cup, strung ribbon through each hole and tied a knot on each end to make a little handle.  I then snipped some green crepe paper to resemble grass (tutorial here) and pasted it around the outside of each cup.  I put carrot-shaped bags of jelly beans in each basket, along with some other treats.  To make those, I poured a little less than a tablespoon of jelly beans into the corner of a ziploc bag, tied the top with some green ric rac and trimmed the top with pinking scissors.


gift box

And for the last detail of Avery's birthday gift from my cousin Amy (featured on Monday's post): its monogrammed gift box.  Amy used IKEA reversible wrapping paper and cut out an "A" to adorn her gift box.  Simple and very cute!

handmade ramen bowl

My creative cousin strikes again!  For Avery's birthday gift this year, Amy made a pretend ramen bowl using the following "ingredients": yarn, felt, craft foam, Sculpey UltraLight oven bake clay, acrylic paint, card stock and Modge Podge.  Genius, right?!