Forget the Easter basket spilling with flammable straw that takes months to clean up, create a display that looks so good you won’t want to eat the treats (but don’t do that). When browsing your holiday market aisle with an assault of colors so bright you need to wear sunglasses, the natural response is to stock up on all things spring and festive. Take the classic approach of this time honored tradition by focusing on chocolates created by artisans skilled in their craft and custom woven baskets that will have an appearance each holiday. We rounded up the best offerings in a few styles that will make the Easter Bunny envious.
This basket has a story. Made from 100% cotton rope in the Mountain Thread Company shop and studio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, it shows the beauty in handcrafted work. Complimented by chocolate covered marzipan bars with packaging that recalls Easter’s past and inserted with a festive tea cloth, the basket has a soft appeal that will work past the holiday.
After a season of cold and dreary colors, a bright scheme is welcomed. A scattering of purple and orange carrots connect to the jewel tones of the African market bag. Add some gift items, like artful watercolors, that fit the look.
What you’ll need:
Gather quality supplies and candies that pack in more style than your local drug store variety. Begin with a festive basket, fill with colored paper or straw, and adorn with foiled wrapped candies and treats. Take the theme further with organic sweets and free trade wares that make a difference.
Market baskets: www.BasketsOfAfrica.com
Blue rope basket: www.themountainthreadcompany.com/shop/colorful-easter-basket-with-handle
Stuffed bunnies, chicks: www.jellycat.com
Gold bunnies, carrots, bugs and bees, white truffle eggs: www.lindt.com
White chocolate bunny, dark chocolate purple carrots, organic filled chocolates, mini gift basket: http://www.lakechamplainchocolates.
Organic Easter candies and eggs: lilliebellefarms.com
Bunny Munny: http://m.rmpalmer.com/easter/
Yellow chubby bunny: http://www.thompsonchocolate.com/products-easter.php
Chocolate marzipan bunny bars: http://www.niederegger.de/en_GB
Mini pom poms, carrot garland: hobbylobby.com
Tissue, corrugated paper wrappings: www.nashvillewraps.com
Yellow pom poms, watercolor set: http://shop.eeboo.com
Organic jelly beans: https://www.jellybelly.com/online-candy-store