Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Gifts

Well I finally started working on our Easter gifts last night. I am purposefully trying to reduce the amount of chocolate that we get and give as I am one of five girls and WH is one of four children and we all get together at some stage over the Holidays and exchange gifts. This generally results in enough chocolate to last us through to Christmas (or close enough). The last couple of years I have tried to make my gifts smaller but more meaningful by making a part of the gift. This year I found a great template posted by Maddie at Li'l Magoolie, if you haven't ever visited I highly recommend it. Maddie has a really fun blog with great ideas. Anyway her gift to us was a down loadable template for these great baskets and I decided to take advantage of her generosity and use her template (with slight modifications) and get started on our Easter gifts for this year.
My supplies:
Scrapbook paper
Chocolate for the gifts and a little for me!
(it was a long day yesterday and I couldn't keep going last night without some help)
Scissors, tags, texta, ruler This is what the paper looks like after cutting the template out.
I managed to save some chocolate for gifting to others
Fold up the sides to create a square pyramid
Tie with a ribbon and add a gift tag. Voila! Easter gifts sorted
(OK I am less than half done but I will finish the rest tonight! Gifts, not chocolate!)
Hopefully the recipients will like them! I can vouch for the chocolate eggs, they're good!


  1. that is such a great it xx
    hope you have a great Easter :)

  2. Very cute! I'm sure they'll love them, and kudos for putting a personal touch on it :)

  3. These are absolutely gorgeous Nellie! Well done to you:) They look so professional. I bet they will be everyone's favourite Easter gift!! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday ~ Tina xx

  4. That looks like a lot of work, but really effective and would be a lovely gift. I would love to get one of those. I am going to get Blake right onto it. I'll probably get one with Grump on it too...i've been so tired and grumpy this week......


  5. this is a great idea..they look delightful...

  6. You are too clever Nellie...these look great. They'll brighten up Easter that's for sure...lucky recipients indeed!

  7. That is sooo cute... just love what you did!! they are going to love them... happy spring!!

  8. Wow Nellie! Those Easter gifts look fantastic. I love those pyramid boxes. Thanks for sharing the link - am off to check it out. Hope you are having a lovely day :)

  9. What a great idea! Perfect amount of candy! Thank you for sharing the idea! Hope you have great day! ~lulu

  10. They look great Nellie! I haven't thought about Easter much yet I must say but looking forward to a few days off work.
    I hope you have a nice time :)

  11. The look great and a really good idea because the chocolate adds up pretty quickly that's for sure. I love the cardstock you used, such pretty patterns. Thankyou for the sweet award you passed on to me you are so kind. I would love to pass it on to some of my wonderful readers soon. xo

  12. Dear Nellie!!! thank you so much for visiting my blog! I do love your Easter gifts!! You're so creative!!! I can't wait to see all your home renovations!!! Yes, I'm a follower and will come back soon!!

  13. Hey Nellie...I love your creativity and care. Have a special Easter, please give my love to your family and give Gail a big squeeze for me, Love M

  14. Great!!! gifting idea, the Easter box is perefect in every way!!!

    Now you are putting me to same I will have to make time to ry this box of yours.

    Nellie you are as sweet as the CHOCOLATES you boxed up, thank you for your email, and yes take your time you will know when it is the right time for you. Children take up a life time of time in your life. As you see I do for my daughter she comes before me. It's biggest rewards are the joy you bring to them when you do create for them...they seem to take that part of life with them on there journey through life.

    Your going to be a GREAT!! Mom when you take that LEAP of FAITH!

    Blessings to you and your home life.
    KEEP inspiring us and keep us motivated :) (SMILE)

  15. I love them! These would make great gifts for my friends at work! Super cute girlie!

  16. What a cute gift idea! Yum...chocolate eggs! Thanks for stopping by my casual beach dinner and your sweet comment. Didn't the rays feel like velvet?

  17. What a great idea. I love these. We have visitors from Spain over the Easter weekend plus my sister's two little ones (she is going away as a surprise for her 40th) so these would be ideal.

  18. What an ADORABLE idea. I may be trying these out!

  19. Nellie you've done a fabulous job with these gorgeous boxes! For the first time ever, I've had to tell everyone no chocolate for us this year. I still can't believe I've uttered those terrible words. Have a lovely Easter break with your darlings.
    Millie ^_^