DIY Easter Candy Holder: Re-purposed Plastic Chip Container

How to Make a Cute Bunny Candy Holder

I knew I was saving those plastic potato chip canisters for some reason. I usually buy the cardboard ones because they are more earth-friendly, but somehow over the summer and the holidays, those plastic ones found their way into my cupboards.

With a little imagination and some crafts supplies I already had on hand, I came up with the idea of this cute Easter Bunny candy holder. Tuck one in an Easter basket or give them to older kids, friends, and people at the office. I’ll bet your kids’ teachers would love one to sit on her desk year after year. Let’s get started.

Suppiies needed for DIY Easter Candy Holder:

  • Plastic chip container such as Lays Stax
  • Pink & white craft foam (you can use construction paper, but it won’t be as durable)
  • White spray paint
  • White felt
  • Medium pink pom pom
  • Large white pom pom
  • White chenille stems
  • Googly eggs
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Black Sharpie
  • Hot glue

Spray paint the canister. Spray the lid separately.

 

 

Make ear patterns. Trace and cut from the craft foam. Assemble with hot glue.

Cut a circle of white felt to fit the lid. Other colors work too.

 

To assemble bunny: Glue the eyes on the back below the lid. Add googly eyes, pom pom nose, and chenille stem whiskers. Make him a pretty bow tie, and draw on the rest with the black Sharpie.

 

Don’t forget the bunny tail! I used a shimmery one because I had it left over from Christmas. You could also use cotton balls.

Now fill your DIY Easter Bunny Candy Holder will candy and you have a great gift. And you have done God’s creation  a small favor.

One Reply to “DIY Easter Candy Holder: Re-purposed Plastic Chip Container”

  1. This is so cute! It’s creative and sweet and a fun gift to give this time of year. Hope you’re well, sweet friend! Hope Georgia is nice and warm and showing it’s “spring.” Hehe. Sending hugs!

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