Having kids on opposite ends of the spectrum age-wise, has honestly thrown me for a loop on more than one occasion. My toddler is at that magical age of awe and wonder when it comes to holidays, and my older two children have outgrown that stage. You're never too old for fun though! So, I've been trying my hardest to come up with alternative ways to surprise them on holidays.
Read on for the full supply list + step-by-step pictures/tutorial on how to assemble a Easter Egg Flower Bouquet as a fun DIY Easter Basket alternative for your tween or teen this Easter.
I've seen cute DIY Easter egg bouquets before, and I decided to make one as a fun Easter basket alternative, to gift a few treats to my 9 year old on Easter this year. Most of the bouquets that I've come across were constructed with plastic Easter eggs and chenille stems (pipe cleaners). I grabbed all of the supplies, with a few fun additions to add my own twist, including cupcake liners to make them look like flowers, and sat down to assemble the flowers. However, after starting I quickly realized that the pipe cleaners would not hold the weight of the egg AND a piece of candy/small toy/money inside the egg. So, I went in search of something a bit sturdier. I was so excited when I found a box of smoothie straws (in fun colors) at the grocery store - they were only $2 and they turned out to be the perfect (super sturdy) stems for my Easter egg flowers.
- Low temp hot glue gun
- Low temp hot glue sticks
- A vase / large mason jar / or pot to arrange your bouquet in
- Tissue Paper (optional) I used frayed green tissue paper in my pictured bouquet to resemble grass
- Cupcake liners (in patters/colors of your choosing)
- Plastic Easter Eggs (I used small and large eggs in my bouquet - small ones for candy/money and the large ones for Shopkins / Littlest Pet Shop toys )
Step 1: Fold your cupcake liner in half
Step 2: Fold your cupcake liner in half again.
Step 3: Cut a desired design to shape your "flower petals" on the top edge of your folded cupcake liner. Also snip a small portion of the bottom to create small hole in the center of the liner (see images above and below).
Step 4: Use your low temp hot glue gun to affix your cupcake liner to the bottom portion of your egg. Make sure to NOT glue your egg shut in this process. Keep the glue on the very bottom of the egg. Once dry, affix your smoothie straw "stems" to the bottom center of the egg using a large generous dot of hot glue. Hold the smoothie straws (stems) in place until the hot glue has dried completely.
Repeat steps 1-4 until you have assembled all of the Easter egg flowers for your bouquet. Make your bouquet as big or as small as you'd like!
Step 5: Fill your Easter egg flowers with money, candy, and small toy surprises.
Step 6: Replace the top portion of the egg onto your filled Easter Egg Flowers. Make sure that they are tight/secure.
Step 7: Arrange your completed filled Easter egg flowers in a cute vase, container or pot and it's ready to gift on Easter morning!
Happy Crafting & Happy Easter!