Do you find yourself falling into the usual cutesy, whimsical mode when thinking of Easter party favors? You’re not alone! Convention (and the entire retail industry for that matter) does have a way of feeding you visions of sugary pastels, adorable bunny rabbits, and flower-filled baskets.
But in this year of bold, bright colors and edgier decorating styles, why not mix it up a bit? Grab some ideas from these exciting projects and products we found on the web. Look around for innovative materials and accents, toss in some DIY creativity, and come up with Easter favor packaging that packs a whole lot of cheer—plus a heart-warming personal touch!
Take a Look at What We Found!
- You could also make your own festive papier-mache Easter eggs to be pulled open to reveal the treats inside! The tutorial from Not Martha is admittedly not for the crafting-challenged, but aren’t the finished eggs adorable?
- Who needs packaging when the gift items themselves are as cute and clever as these Japanese-designed fruit-shaped sticky notes, found via Twig and Thistle!
- Use pretty fabric-covered pots as favor packaging. First, craft them following this simple how-to from Christine Chitnis. Then, fill them with spring gardening supplies or a bunch of candy-filled Easter eggs!
- Another idea where the favor is too pretty to need packaging: watercolor Easter eggs. Artist Alisa Burke shares a fascinating tutorial that actually makes you brave enough to try this!
- Felt favor cones are another charming option to fill with sweets or spring-themed trinkets. From the creative blog Tangarang, these require very basic sewing skills—thanks to the user-friendliness of felt!
- “Carrot” cones filled with jelly beans (or any treats) wrapped in green cellophane make such a cute Easter-garden favor display, thanks to Good Housekeeping found on Delish.com.
- Traditional Mexican fiesta decorations include cascarones, empty eggshells that are dyed or painted then filled with brightly-colored confetti. As Bluebonnets & Brownies explains (with a fun how-to included), come fiesta time, the cascarones are broken on top of people’s heads to shower them with confetti and good fortune!
- Easter colors jump from sweet to striking in these woven raffia gift bags available at World Market. Just pop in homebaked goodies or handcrafted gift items.
- Think that those sweet paper doilies come only in white? Not if you dye them any color you wish! Charlotte’s Fancy has a great tutorial for this. See the charming results and the darling packaging possibilities!
- Decorating supplies, like this selection of paper, doilies, washi tape, and twine shown on City Chic Country Mouse, could really get your creative packaging ideas going. Just stick to a chosen color palette and wrap away!
- Plain white paper is transformed into eye-catching gift wrapping over at Making Greeting Cards, with some colorful rubber stamping, fun plastic beads on twine, and a matching gift tag.