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Easter goodies have already hopped into the Dollar Tree! Did you know you can also order online, and either have it shipped for FREE to your local store, or pay for shipping to your home? Some items have a large minimum, but not all.
Shop Dollar Tree’s Easter Shop Online!
I’ll have a NEW Easter Candy Post later when we see more selection from other sources, too.
On the Online Dollar Tree Site, there are some nice resources like craft how-tos; I spotted cute tutorials for Place Setting Ideas, Easter Egg Hunt Ideas + More! I’ve included a how-to of a basket I made last year with candy boxes. These were all purchased at my local Dollar Tree.
These baskets shown below are filled with some of the Vegan Easter candies, socks and stickers I purchased last year at my local Dollar Tree store. They found their way into my Easter basket for my daughter, her boyfriend and my husband.
My Dollar Tree had a nice selection of vegan candy last year. When I saw these Easter-themed boxes with vegan candy, I thought they would be perfect for making candy baskets!
How To Make the Candy Box Basket:
Here’s a craft I made last year with the candy boxes.
I used these Sour Patch Bunnies Candy Boxes, purchased from Dollar Tree:
4 Theater Box Sized Candy Boxes – I used Sour Patch Bunnies. Make sure to get the same sizes as you will be making a box
1 piece of cardboard or heavy cardstock for the base
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Material for the handle – I used Pixi Sticks
Paper embellishments, any other decorations you like, optional
Decide on the placement of your boxes. Four boxes will form the sides, and the heavy paper or cardboard will form the base. Arrange the four boxes in place before gluing, to see how it will look. Glue the boxes together at the sides to form a box. You can use these boxes now as a template to draw the bottom piece on the cardboard. Trace and cut out this piece. Check that it fits, then glue to bottom from the outside.
Glue on your handle of choice.
Glue on any extra trim if you like, I used paper I cut with scalloped scissors along the top and sides. This helped hide the glue seams, too.
Fill with Easter goodies!
Dollar Tree has a nice selection of craft supplies, and you could get really creative with these boxes! A handle could be as simple as a construction paper strip, just be sure to not use it as an actually handle unless it is sturdy.
These candy box baskets would be fun to make with the kids, too. They can put them out for the Easter Bunny to fill them up. At my house, we re-use our baskets every year, setting out empty baskets the night before like Christmas stockings. You could re-use the candy boxes next year, too after eating all the candy.
Look for my all NEW 2022 Updated Vegan Easter Candy & Chocolate Post Coming Soon!