Do you find yourself falling into the usual cutesy, whimsical mode when thinking of creative Easter favor packaging? 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!
Creative Easter Favor Packaging Ideas!
1 – 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?
2 – 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!
3 – 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!
4 – 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!
5 – 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!
6 – “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.
7 – 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!
8 – 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.
9 – 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!
10 – 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!
11 – 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.
Fresh Easter Packaging Ideas, as of February 2019
Easter will be hippity hopping our way again in a couple of months! Don’t wait till the last minute to plan the packaging for gifts and favors you’ll be giving. Here are 13 more fresh finds of creative Easter packaging—6 using buy-able containers and wraps, and 6 showing DIY or semi-DIY bags, boxes, baskets, and tags. (*this new section contains affiliate links)
6 BUY-able Easter Packaging Products
If you’re pressed for time or if crafting just isn’t your thing, ready-made containers for gifts and favors are a godsend! They give your gift items a pretty, polished look with minimal effort. Gotta love that!
Our mini silver favor baskets (1 -from the Bellenza SHOP) lend a luxe finish to even the simplest edible treats or tiny gifts. Just tie on a ribbon and tuck in a gift tag.
If you plan to give bottled items like wine, juice, sauces, jams, and preserves, ready-made labels with Easter designs (2 – via Amazon) have them ready to give in no time.
Take our porcelain keepsake eggs (3 – from the Bellenza SHOP). Their cheery yellow-gold glaze and colorful flowers make these perfect for the Easter season, while their hinged design makes them ideal for holding candies, little trinkets, or spring-scented potpourri.
Looking for truly versatile packaging to hold almost any type of gift or favor? A great choice would be clear cello gift bags (4 – via Amazon) printed with pastel-colored eggs and bunny faces. Or mini Easter baskets (6 – via Amazon) made of paper-board in the sweetest spring colors with chick and rabbit designs. Simple mini straw baskets (5 – from the Bellenza SHOP) also make darling holders for small cookies, bonbons, truffles, or maybe a pair of peeps! Ideal for favor giving at an Easter tea party.
7 DIY and Semi-DIY Easter Packaging Ideas
Now, if you’ve got more lead time and are into crafting, going the DIY route can be a whole lot of fun. Especially with projects as adorable as these we found!
For instant packaging flair, it can’t get any easier than printing out and attaching Easter-themed printable tags—like these round scallop-edge tags (1 – from Evermine) for Easter Bunny Chow snack mix in clear bags, and these “Katniss” round custom tags (2 – from Evermine) for multi-colored peeps on skewers.
Now, here are 4 ideas for creating the actual Easter packaging from scratch.
DIY felt Easter baskets (3 – from Consumercrafts) are great for those with basic sewing skills, and are just the right size for a handful of candies or one decorated Easter egg.
Print and fold Easter gift boxes (4 – from Picklebums) come with a downloadable template in cute bunny, egg, and flower prints. Then, just fold and fill with your choice of treats!
A super-easy option is to simply add “ear cutouts” to pre-printed Easter bunny favor bags (6 – from Zazzle). Any small gift items or goodies would be giftable in these!
And finally, carrot felt bags (5 – from Scattered Thoughts from a Crafty Mom) and egg-shaped treat pouches cut from felt (7 – from Raising Whasians) make the most appealing holders for lollipops and similar sweets. While non-edible fillings could be colorful pens or pencils, stickers, toothbrushes, bookmarks, hair accessories, and more!
Whether you choose to buy or DIY, Easter packaging ideas like these are sure to be hits with the lucky recipients.