Easter is always a fun holiday- the drudgery of winter is over at last, the tulips and primroses are coming up and it's time to celebrate rebirth and new life. I love sending out care packages, but Easter baskets are cumbersome to mail. So this year, I decided to make an Easter Carton instead.
This couldn't be simpler. You'll need to save your egg cartons (I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely they were all gathered together. It reminded me of the ordinary items often featured on Hi+Low that suddenly seem so beautiful when collected in multiples.)
You'll also need some inexpensive plastic eggs. I bought both pastel and vivid eggs and was quite happy with the subtle variations I got when I mixed them together. It looks far more sophisticated.(You can see the difference in the bottom right carton where I ran out of the pastel shades. Not as pretty looking.)
Collect some fun candies and goodies to fill the eggs with- important note- the socks did not fit inside an egg! I included plastic butterflies from the party section at Target, some Easter chick Lindt chocolates, some gumball charms, Reece's Peanut Butter eggs, elastic wooden beaded bracelets, a few of my cotton ball bunnies, some fuzzy Easter Chicks, jelly beans and my all time favorite Easter Candy: Cadbury mini eggs. (I could eat barrels full of the stuff. I'm ashamed to say I absolutely devoured the remainder of the bag...)
Fill the eggs with goodies and pack them into the cartons.
I filled the shipping boxes with crinkly Easter Grass and a note written on a vintage Easter Card to really complete the experience. Happy Easter everyone! Let me know how your Easter Creations turn out!