Just before Christmas 08, I came across a box of miscellaneous Easter decorations at our local thrift store. You’d think that Easter would have been the last thing on my mind, but one thing I’ve learned over the years is to think ahead.
Our children are long past eagerly waiting for Easter Bunny, but I still like to give them a little something each year. Right away an idea came to mind how I could turn that box of decorations into some special gifts in a few months time. And since the decorations were off season, when I got to the till, they only charged me $2 for everything pictured below.
I hid the box away until a few weeks ago when I dug it out and started getting creative.
To 6 egg cartons that I’d been saving for just this purpose, I glued Easter themed paper.
(I’d looked all over the place for Easter wrapping paper but ended up cutting up paper goodie bags that were packaged 10 for $1.)
Then I divided up the decorations amongst three of the cartons. The other three cartons were filled with the usual plastic eggs filled with candy.
The cartons for our oldest, I wrapped in an Easter themed table runner. The ones for our middle daughter… in an Easter tea towel. You’ll notice a second tea towel wrapped package. That’s an extra little something for middle daughter. Oldest daughter’s extra something was wrapped along with her egg cartons.
The other two cartons are again hidden away in the closet to await being put out early Sunday morning as a surprize for our teenage son along with the usual collection of Easter candy. Someday he’ll be able to use them in his own home.
Note: I can post this now because our daughters have each received their package and I encouraged them to open them so that they would have them to use for Easter. Though I did tell them that they couldn’t open the plastic eggs until Easter morning. :o)