Ring Pop Party Favors – DIY

One of my best girlfriend’s was in town from New York a few weeks ago and completely unaware of a top-secret bachelorette party myself and the rest of the girls from her wedding party had been planning! We prepared for her final fling over the course of a few weeks and the entire night couldn’t have turned out better! Many personalized details were added to celebrate the Mrs to be, which included the Ring Pop party favors I made for all of the girls that attended. You may remember this sweet candy bling the most from days of your childhood, but they’ve recently become quite trendy for wedding gifts, bridesmaid invitations and party favors.

As you will see below, they easily transform from childhood treat into the perfect party favor or parting gift. Even better, they’re simple to create and affordable too!

DIY ring pop party favors | Posh Little Designs

Ring Pop DIY | Posh Little Designs

DIY Ring Pop Party Favors

Supplies

Ring pops in your choice of color.

Showcase packaging containers which can be found in my Etsy shop.

Ribbon of choice cut into 8 inch pieces.

Small cellophane bags.

8 inch pieces of bakers twine.

labels for the top of each container (optional).

mini paper clips (+ glitter and glue).

paper name tags (these can be handmade in Word or Photoshop, or even store-bought)

Instructions

Remove ring pops from packaging.

Open each showcase container and insert ring pop on an angle until secured.

Seal by placing the lid back on the bottom.

Wrap 8 inch piece of ribbon around the bottom portion of the showcase container where the black lid, meets the acrylic container.

Next, place one label in the top center of each container. I made mine specifically using the verbiage “he put a ring on it” with a few extra embellishments to emulate the bling.

Ring Pop Tutorial | Posh Little Designs

After you’ve placed the ring pop in the container, wrapped in ribbon and labeled, insert each Ring Pop container into 1 small cellophane bag.

Tie the cellophane wrapped candy gift with one piece of bakers twine in your choice of color.

Write or print a name on each name tag, then hole punch (if not already done) and tie to each piece of bakers twine.

Ring Pop Tutorial | Posh Little Designs

Finish with one glittered mini clothespin (optional).

To create the mini glittered clothespins, simply paint the full top side of each clothespin with craft glue, and dredge in colored glitter of your choice. Allow an hour to dry.

DIY mini Glitter Clothespins | Posh Little Designs

DIY mini Glitter Clothespins | Posh Little Designs

Here’s how it should look when it’s finished!

Ring Pop DIY | Posh Little Designs

The favors for my girlfriend’s celebration were personalized to match the color scheme of her upcoming Summer Wedding. She has chosen shades of navy and grey, so I made sure to incorporate those details into the final packaging.

These certainly added a special touch of posh to our evening and didn’t disappoint! Can’t wait until I have the chance to make them again!

Thanks for reading as always! I have a busy few weeks coming up with my brother’s wedding Easter weekend and family in town, but hoping to squeeze in one more post before then!

Check back again soon!

xo

This specific DIY for Ring Pop Party Favors was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved. 2011-2014.

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Confetti Easter Eggs – DIY

Have I mentioned yet one of my latest obsessions? It just happens to be edible confetti. There’s just so much to love about this sweet little confection with colors reminiscent of a bright Springy day. The perfect party and treat decor and I’ve recently discovered that it’s also quite versatile. Yes, it looks lovely on treats, and cake stands, and as filler, but how else can it be used? I put some ideas to the test the other day and turns out that these cute little confetti rounds transform into fun little embelli’s for easter egg decorating. A modern twist on the classic, that can be used for place settings, party centerpieces and decoration around the home on Easter Sunday. All you need is a little creativity and a few simple supplies to give them a try!

DIY Confetti Easter Eggs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Supplies

1-2 ounces of pastel edible confetti. Available in my Etsy shop and at baking supply stores.

4-6 eggs, boiled, cooled and patted dry.

2 tablespoons powdered sugar.

1/2 to 1 tsp of water.

small tip paint brush.

tweezers.

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Instructions

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Boil, your eggs for 12 minutes, then run under cold water to cool. You’ll want your eggs completely chilled for this DIY so if they’re still warm, be sure to place them in the fridge until they’re fridge temperature.

Once chilled, wipe off any moisture from your chilled eggs using a dry paper towel and set aside.

Combine powdered sugar and water in a dish and stir until thick paste forms. It should be around the same consistency as glue. If the mixture seems too runny, stir in a bit more powdered sugar. You also have the option of using glue for this DIY however, the sugar-water mixture dries hard and is very forgiving so if you make a decorative mistake, you can easily remove it with a damp cloth and start over. This product also dries quite quickly so you’ll want to work quickly and stir often.

Place pastel confetti in a shallow dish.

Dip your paint brush in the sugar mixture and paint it onto your eggs in the shape/or design of your choice. Place edible confetti on top of the sugar design you’ve painted onto your egg. You can use tweezers or your fingers to apply the confetti. Set aside to dry

Repeat steps above for all of the eggs you create.

. Place completed eggs in the fridge and allow them 1 hour to dry before using them for decorations.

They store best when laying flat in the fridge on top of a paper towel.

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Confetti Easter Egg DIY | Posh Little Designs

Such a sweet little party makeover for your Easter eggs and also a fun craft for little ones!

I’ll have more Easter themed posts coming up soon and also a fun little DIY from last weekend’s surprise bachelorette party, that me and a few friends threw for one of my closest girlfriend’s who’s in town from New York!

Hope April has been treating you all wonderfully so far!

Thanks for reading! Check back soon!

xo

This specific DIY for Confetti Easter Eggs was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved. 2011-2014.

All Images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2014.

Create: Berry Infused Sugar – DIY

Sugar is sweet on its own, but when paired with dried berries, and the most adorable printables I’ve come across to date, you have a lovely little DIY gift on your hands, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The idea for this DIY was inspired of course by the one of a kind Valentine’s prints (see below) from Erisha of A Thing Created, who I’m always delighted to work with! How fabulous are her illustrations?! I love the way she incorporated the heart signage and paired the gingham skirt with the ankle strap heels using her fashion forward approach. Ahh, aren’t these prints just the epitome of sweet, chic and stylish?! And such a fun and modern way to dress up gifts and packages.

My bottles of sugar were immediately transformed into mini Valentine’s fashion moments when I attached them. Like a makeover for the bottles, which tied in beautifully with the red and pink shaded sugar. How fitting for Valentine’s Day and how perfect for the ones you love. These sugars paired with the prints are certainly pretty enough just sitting atop a counter, but they’ll be adored once tasted and used as a surprising replacement for anything that requires sugar! Posh indeed.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Berry Infused Sugar – DIY

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Supplies/Ingredients

The sugar infusions only feature two ingredients and are naturally colored. They instantly add a posh twist to baking recipes such as cookies and cakes and also an extra bit of flavor to morning grains, or plain yogurt. 

4 washed miniature bottles with seal (8 inches tall). I found mine at Michaels $1.99 a piece.

4 cups organic white sugar (divided into 2 separate bowls).

1 cup dried strawberries & 1 cup dried raspberries (only use the kind that are crisp and freeze-dried) (divided into 2 separate bowls).

Magic Bullet or blender.

Strainer.

Funnel.

Instructions

Using a Magic Bullet or similar, blend strawberries until they turn into a fine dust (about 30 seconds).

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Simply pour blended berry dust into 1 of the bowls of sugar and stir until incorporated.

Repeat these steps to make the Raspberry sugar, being sure to run the raspberry powder through a fine strainer to remove the seeds.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Place funnel into each empty bottle and pour infused sugar over top.

Each bottle will hold approximately 1 cup of the sugar and berry blend.

Once the bottles have been filled and sealed, they’re ready for packaging.

Makes 4 servings.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Valentine’s Packaging

Supplies

Valentine’s Printables from A Thing Created – Etsy

Scissors.

Hole punch.

Four 12 inch pieces of ribbon or bakers twine.

Embellishments (optional)

Instructions

Cut each printable into shape.

Using hole punch, punch one hole into the top left and top right side of each print.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Thread ribbon/twine through the front side of each printable and wrap around the upper neck of the bottle.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Tie tightly and attach any additional embellishments to the side opposite of the printables.

I added leftover glittered clothespins and mini labels to mine for a finishing touch.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Another option would be to actually write and personalize right on the valentine’s prints.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

These babes are ready for gifting!

The Valentine’s printables are available for purchase in a variety of colors in Erisha’s Etsy shop for just $1.99 a piece! Such a fab deal and a darling and very fashion forward way to say Happy hearts day to friends and loves ones! Find them here. For inspiration and to see more of Erisha’s stunning art, visit A Thing Created.

And, if you loved today’s DIY, please check back shortly. I’ve got a Hearts day treat recipe to share, that features these berry infused sugars, and more packaging with the printables from A Thing Created.

And…of course, just a quick mention about Superbowl Sunday! I was absolutely delighted that my local team the Seahawks won Superbowl 48 for the first time in franchise history! Such an exciting moment for all of us fans!

xo

This specific DIY for Berry Infused Sugar was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved. 2011-2014.

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Create: Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

Last week I gushed over all things golden for Thanksgiving and today I’m continuing the golden theme, but this time things are getting a little nutty ’round here! Walnutty to be exact. Now don’t get me wrong, I do like the way walnuts look in their natural state….quite rustic and simple, but I must admit, they could use a little edge. And since It’s in my nature to elevate the ordinary, I took it upon myself to dress them up by adding a little sparkle, in one of my favorite hues of the season, and transforming them into a practical item that every holiday hostess can use!

The finished product is a DIY place card holder that’s both simple and affordable, with posh written all over it!

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders - DIY

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies:

1 Bag of Walnuts in the shell

Masking Tape

Gold glitter

Glitter or craft glue

A serrated knife, or similar

Printer paper, or blank cards (business card size) 3 1/2 x 2

Thin paint brush (if your glue does not come with one)

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

DIY - Glittered Walnut Place card holders by PLD

Instructions

Setup a workspace made from newspaper, or scrap paper that you can do this craft on.

Open the bag of walnuts and place them right side up to make sure they can stand up on their own.

(The most difficult part) Take a serrated knife and in a sawing motion, cut into the very top center of the walnut-shell. Hold the walnut sturdy and continue to saw through until there’s about 1/8 – 1 1/6 of an inch slit, deep enough to insert each place card. Please be careful not to cut yourself while completing this step. It helps to curve your fingers down away from the blade of the serrated knife. You could also try using a mini saw, or any other equivalent for the same result.

Once the walnuts have been prepped for the place cards, begin taping each one-off, only leaving exposed the areas that you want covered in glitter. As you can see below, I chose a variety of different ways to tape off the walnuts so each one had a different look and design.

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

Once all of your walnuts have been taped, begin painting on the craft glue in the untaped areas.

Apply glitter by shaking over the top of the subject. Or you can pour glitter into a dish and dip the glue covered walnut until fully coated.

Set aside and allow at least 2 hrs to dry (overnight preferred).

Repeat these steps until all walnuts have been covered in as much glitter as your heart desires.

After the walnuts have dried, shake off any loose glitter and begin removing the masking tape.

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

Now they’re ready for the place cards.

My handwriting skills are not star quality…just being honest, so instead of hand writing the place cards, I simply typed up the names on my desktop and printed them off. This worked like a charm for me and you could do this for your cards as well, but if you happen to have lovely printing, then by all means display the cards with handwritten names.

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

Voila! An easy and affordable last-minute DIY for the holiday hostess. Complete with the sparkle that looks beautiful displayed against simplistic dinnerware.

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

Give them a try for a chic and stylish addition to your Thanksgiving table this Thursday.

Speaking of Thursday, do you have any plans? I’m looking forward to celebrating with good food, football and my lovely family. I hope you all have a fabulous day, however it’s spent.

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders

posh little tips

When Thanksgiving is over, you can always display these walnuts in a fancy dish as festive decor for the remainder of holiday season!

Glittered walnuts

Not a fan of gold? Simply change the color of glitter. Red, white, silver, green, or even black would be gorgeous!

Thanks for reading, I certainly won’t be taking part in any black friday chaos, but I will have a lineup of some hot holiday hostess gifts coming soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders - PLD

xo

 This specific DIY for Glittered Walnut Place Cards was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved. 2011-2013.

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Create: Halloween Cocktail Trim – DIY

Having a beverage and cocktail station at a get together is the perfect way to make your guests feel at ease. When I’m hosting a party, I find that this is the first place people migrate to, or the first thing I mention as they enter my home.  I always make sure to have a mix of non-alcoholic and alcoholic options to accommodate everyone attending.

People love to have options, so in addition to the beverages, I like to display fun garnishes for each drink that’s available. I’ll usually match the garnishes to the theme of the gathering and make them readily available for guests to pick and choose, and add to a drink of their choice.

With Halloween just a few days away, I’ve put together a few simple garnishes for festive cocktails! If  you’re hosting a party, you’ll appreciate my affordable suggestions that literally take just seconds to put out! Your guests will love them and so will you, as most of the items seen here require little to no fuss and can be found in the candy section of your local grocery store!

Accessorize your beverages with style!

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes by PLD

To put out this festive cocktail trim for your party guests, here’s what you’ll need:

Supply List:

1 Bag Candy corn/Pumpkin Autumn Mix

Wood Skewers (trim down to 6 inches using scissors)

White Rock Candy (you could also use black or orange)

Black or white ribbon for rock candy garnish (optional)

Black Raspberry Gumdrops

Black sanding sugar

1 lemon cut into wedges

Black and White Paper Straws (find them in my Etsy shop)

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

Instructions

Candy Corn Skewers: Gently puncture the bottom of single candy corn and candy pumpkins being sure not to push too hard. The candy is quite delicate so only twist the skewer lightly until sturdy. Make as many as needed and display.

Ribbon trim Rock Candy: Cut ribbon into 4 inch pieces and tie to the wood on each piece of rock candy.

Be sure to put out sanding sugar and cut up lemon wedges, as an optional choice.

Remaining items (gumdrops, and paper straws) require no alterations. Simply put out on display and allow your guests to add them to the drinks of their choice! I used shot glasses to display each item.

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

My favorite garnish is the rock candy or the gum drops in a glass of sparkling wine! They add a touch of whimsy and sweetness too!

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

Halloween Cocktail Garnishes

My birthday falls exactly one week after Halloween. I don’t have exact plans for my celebration as of yet, but I’m glad it falls on a Thursday so I can celebration the entire weekend! More on that soon.

Cheers and Happy Halloween!
xo

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Create – Paint and Glitter Mini Pumpkins

These past few days I’ve been busy prepping and getting things ready for the Mammogram Party I’m a vendor for on Friday. I’ll be selling many of my pink ribbon products and other party supplies in shades of pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, with a portion of proceeds going towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I’ve also been working on a few DIY crafts that will be on display in my vendor space, like these darling mini pumpkins that underwent a very pink makeover. Inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness and the month of October, just 3 shades of paint, and some glitter was all it took to transform these cuties from plain to posh!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins - DIY by PLD

As you can see, the pumpkins are sporting Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint and iridescent glitter. I’m obsessed with her colors! Maybe because of some of the names like Raspberry Ice and Poodle Skirt, Jelly Bean and Cotton Candy. Let’s just say I had a bit of a field day at Michaels.

Here’s what you’ll need!

Paint & Glitter Mini Pumpkins – DIY

Supplies

3-6 Miniature pumpkins.

1 medium and 1 small paint brush.

Multi surface acrylic craft paint in 3 colors of your choice. I chose shades of pink for a bit of an ombre effect.

Craft Glue.

Glitter.

Newspaper or scratch paper.

Painters tray or old container.

Marthat Stewart Paint

Instructions

Wipe pumpkins down with a damp cloth to remove excess dirt.

Squeeze a small amount paint onto tray and begin painting your pumpkin. Paint as much of the pumpkin as you can see visibly then allow to dry (about 15-20 minutes). Once the top of the pumpkin is mostly dry, flip it stem side down and paint the bottom. Allow the bottom of the pumpkin to dry and then repeat these steps painting 2-3 more coats until your pumpkin is evenly coated. Set aside to dry.

Continue painting as many pumpkins as your heart desires, following the  steps above.

It helps to use the same brush strokes in a downward motion so the pumpkins have an even finish.

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Allow 24 hours for the pumpkins to dry, and they’re ready for their final accessory, the glittered stems!!

Martha Stewart Craft Supply

For the stems, dip your small paint brush in craft glue.

Simply coat the stems with the glue making sure not to get any on the pumpkin skin itself.

Dust in your favorite shade of glitter until fully coated.

Flip pumpkin upside down over a sheet of paper and gently tap the bottom to remove any excess glitter.

Allow 1 more hour for the stems to dry and your pumpkins are ready for display!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins - DIY

 If you’re throwing a Breast Cancer Awareness themed event or have a fundraiser coming up, these will add a fun touch to your party decor!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins

posh little tip

You can really paint these pumpkins in any color that you choose, your options are limitless. Black would be fabulous, as would metallics. Great party activity for kids!

Paint & Glitter Pumpkins - PLD

Thanks for reading! I’ll have plenty more to share soon.

Think pink!!

xo

This DIY is an original concept by PLD. All Images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013.

Create – DIY Chalkboard Clothespins

One of the things that I’ve learned as I’ve gained more party planning experience is to recycle whenever possible. This is my solution for the celebration supplies and decor I’m left with after a party is over. A good example of this is the glitter clothespins I made for previous celebrations and holiday gifts. The leftovers were stashed away in a drawer just waiting to be transformed. My youngest daughter’s Spring in Paris celebration seemed like the perfect time to give them a makeover.

You also may remember these DIY Chalkboard Trays I made a few posts back. Well this DIY is even simpler. No painters tape necessary and a very short supply list! Plus they take just minutes to make.

DIY Chalkboard Clothespins

DIY Chalkboard Clothespins

Since I was reusing existing glitter clothespins, I simply flipped them around and painted the glitter free side. I guess I can call them my multi-use clothespins. One side glitter, one side chalk.

Supplies

Leftover clothespins

Small paintbrush

Chalkboard Paint

Chalk

Decorative adhesives (optional)

Chalkboard clothespins

Instructions

Apply two even coats of chalkboard paint to wood clothespins. Set aside to dry completely.

Once dry, condition by rubbing the edge of chalk across the surface of the chalkboard clothespins.

Label or tag, by adding the words/names of your choice with chalk.

Add decorative pearls or adhesives for a finishing touch.

Chalkboard clothespins

It’s that simple!

DIY Chalkboard Clothespins

As you can see, they added an extra bit of fun to the favor bags from my daughter’s party.Chalkboard clothespins - favor bags

You can also use them for decorative display, or for food and beverage labeling.

Chalkboard clothespins

Enjoy this simple and trendy DIY and remember to check back in soon for more Posh!

xo

Images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013.

DIY Chalkboard Trays

DIYs are a major party of the parties that I plan, because they allow me to add signature touches and posh flair to special celebrations without breaking the bank. My latest project is one that I’m working on for my daughter’s upcoming Paris birthday party. A simple DIY chalkboard….I know!! I’m sure this isn’t the first DIY chalkboard you’ve seen…and probably won’t be the last, but the finished product turned out much better than I anticipated, so I thought it would be a good one to share with all of you, since it’ super simple and affordable to make!

I could easily go and purchase some pre-made chalkboards for my daughter’s birthday online, but I’d end up spending anywhere from $15-30 each. Instead, I found some silver trays with detailed edges at the dollar store that transformed perfectly. Aside from my not-so-great printing…I’m really pleased with how they turned out!

DIY Chalkboard Tray

DIY Chalkboard Trays

Supplies

Silver or gold trays from the Dollar Store

1 Container of Chalkboard Paint

Small paint brush

Painters tape

Chalk.

DIY Chalkboard Tray

Instructions

Tape off the interior edges of your tray using painters tape, leaving the detailed frame exposed.

(Make sure to press down on the lines of the tape with your finger, to create a good seal around the edge.)

DIY Chalkboard Tray

Paint the interior part of the tray with one good layer of chalkboard paint.

Set aside and allow to dry one hour.

Once dry, add an additional thick coat of chalkboard paint to the tray and allow to set overnight.

Rub chalk across the entire surface of the chalkboard tray to condition the surface. Allow a little extra time to set.

DIY Chalkboard Tray

They are ready for use!

Chalkboard Tray

And there you have it. A simple DIY that looks like it’s worth a pretty penny when really it will only cost you a few! Not only will these be a fabulous addition to the upcoming Paris celebration, but for future parties as well.

The easel stands holding the trays came from Jo-Anne’s for $1 apiece.

Thanks for reading! I’ll have more Paris party related posts on the blog soon, but I’m thinking it’s time to switch gears a bit. Cinco de Mayo is coming up in a week and I have a yummy treat to share to celebrate the holiday.

Check back soon for that recipe and more!

xoxo

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Chocolate Easter Bunnies – DIY

Happy almost Friday!! Do you have big plans for the upcoming holiday weekend? Mine will be filled with celebrations, starting with a baby shower in Vancouver BC on Saturday and a quiet Easter gathering with my family on Sunday. The weather is shaping up to be warm too so if we’re lucky we’ll be able to move the Easter egg hunt we have planned for our girls outdoors.

Speaking of Easter, what is your favorite memory from the holiday? (If you celebrate it.) Mine has to be the hollow chocolate bunny that I remember receiving in my basket each year as a child. As much as I loved them growing up, it would be nearly impossible to locate a soy and dairy free chocolate bunny in the grocery store these days…story of my life, but since I have a goal of carrying the tradition forward for my children, I’ve made a version my own. My motto these days: Can’t find it?! Make it! So here I present to you a modern rendition of the classic chocolate bunny, using a trio of chocolates; white, milk and dark (vegan optional) for my entire family to enjoy, and yours too!

DIY chocolate bunnies

This darling trio of sweet bunnies is made with very simple steps (perfect for last-minute gifting) and since they’re bite size, they’re a little (or a lot) less guilty. Ah!! My kind of Easter treat!

Chocolate Easter Bunnies – DIY

If you are looking to make these vegan, you can just use the dark chocolate, but be sure to read the ingredients as many dark chocolates out there still include dairy. The dairy free dark that I use comes from Trader Joes.

bunny supplies

Ingredients/Supplies

1 pan sized sheet of parchment paper

6 to 8 oz of quality milk, white and dark chocolate

miniature bunny cookie cutter

small cellophane bags

edible Easter grass (Target) snipped into bite-size pieces

decorative sugar pearls (for posh)

ribbon or bakers twine

Instructions

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Place chocolates into 3 separate heat-proof bowls and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.

Pour each kind of chocolate separately onto parchment paper.

Smooth out any lines or bubbles in the chocolate using a rubber spatula.

Place in the fridge to chill for 3-5 minutes. You want the chocolate to be partially chilled but soft enough to cut and hold the shape of the cookie cutter, but not fully chilled, otherwise you won’t be able to cut it.

chocolate bunnies

Cut multiple bunny shapes into each of the 3 chocolates.

Place back into fridge to fully chill. I give it an hour.

chocolate bunnies - DIY

Keep chilled until ready to serve/gift.

DIY chocolate bunnies

Treat Bag Assembly

chocolate bunnies

Fill bottom of cellophane bag with snipped edible grass.

Free pour about a teaspoon of sugar beads.

Add chocolate bunny.

Finish them with a pretty bow and you have a posh little treat/gift to give for the holiday.

Place them in your child’s Easter basket, or put them out to enjoy on Sunday.

DIY chocolate bunnies

Wishing you all a fabulous holiday weekend!

DIY chocolate bunnies

Please check back in soon for your next dose of posh.

xoxo

This DIY concept was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013.

Edible Easter Baskets – DIY

We’ve finally been experiencing some warmer weather here at home but over the weekend I chose to stay indoors. For some reason I was in a total mood for baking so I spent most of my Saturday and Sunday creating in the kitchen and coming up with concepts for next weekend’s Easter celebration. I love when my schedule allows spare time for this and I also love that my hubby was nice enough to take my daughters out for the afternoon so I could create in peace and quiet.

Easter for us is all about our little girls and so this time around I’m sharing a festive DIY suitable for children and inspired by my little ones. If you have kids too, they will LOVE to help you create these.

A fun alternative to the basic Easter basket with customized ingredients for little ones with allergies.

Sweet to look at and even sweeter to eat.

edible Easter baskets DIY

Mini Edible Easter Baskets

Sugar Cookie Cups

I made the “baskets” by using a mini muffin pan and my favorite sugar cookie recipe. Since I cannot eat dairy, I substituted the butter in the recipe for vegan buttery sticks.

Preheat oven to 375

Using your favorite sugar cookie recipe (you can even use store-bought,) roll prepped dough onto floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick.

Cut dough into circle shapes using a round cookie cutter or drinking glass.

Mold the circles of dough into each muffin tin cup, sealing the edges, while also being certain that the dough has no tears.

DIY Easter Baskets

Gently puncture the center of each cookie dough cup with a fork to stop it from rising.

Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes.

Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Remove cookie cups from muffin tin by gently loosening the seal with a butter knife.

Below is an image of the finished cookie.

DON’t worry if they aren’t perfectly shaped. Once you put them in the muffin tins, you won’t even be able to notice.

DIY - Edibile Easter Baskets

 Filling/Supplies

Feel free to customize the ingredients based on what your children enjoy the most.

Edible Easter Grass (this stuff tastes like cardboard, but it went along with the edible theme so I got it anyway. I found mine at Target.) Snip it into bite size pieces using kitchen shears.

Annie’s Organic Gummy Fruit Bunnies

Edible Sugar Pearls

Jelly Beans

Mini muffin tin liners

Silver twist ties (they usually accompany cellophane bags)

Cupcake wrappers (optional)

Easter Basket Supplies

Instructions

Steps 1 & 2

Pour edible Easter grass into cup, filling most of the way full.

Top with edible sugar pearls for the always necessary touch of posh.

DIY Instructions

Steps 3 & 4

Add 2 Jelly Beans to each mini basket.

(I also made a few vegan chocolate hearts from another project I’ll be sharing later this week. So I added one of these to the basket as well.)

Add 1 gummy bunny.

DIY Instructions

Steps 5 & 6

Place filled cookie basket into muffin tin.

Place muffin tin wrapped basket into cupcake wrapper (optional.)

DIY Instructions

Steps 7 & 8

Bend twist tie into “U” shape.

Insert each side of U-shaped twist tie in-between cookie and muffin tin.

Please Note: The twist tie is easily removable. If you’re looking for something more secure you can always attach the twist tie to the muffin tin with a few small pieces of tape.

DIY Instructions

And there you have it!

Edible Easter baskets and instant fun for the your little ones!

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I hope you enjoy making and eating these as much as we did!

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But wait, there’s more!! Another edible Easter DIY is on the way so be sure to check back later this week.

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