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Easter Candy Centerpieces
I love making centerpieces and other decorations using holiday-themed candy. There are so many different kinds of candy that are iconic with their correlating holiday. It’s impossible to deny – when you see a sugary Peep, pastel M&Ms or chocolate bunnies, Easter must be right around the corner.
This morning I dropped Lily off at preschool and headed to Walmart. I signed up to contribute Easter grass to her classroom party and figured I would just pick up a pack or two and head home. Well. If you follow me on Facebook you probably saw the candy/Easter grass stockpile that I ended up buying. I was literally pulling up Pinterest on my phone in the middle of the store to look for cute centerpiece ideas. When all was said and done, I finished shopping for Easter baskets, centerpieces, teacher gifts and more.
I ended up with two super cute Easter Candy Centerpieces! The first was a Peep/M&M filled vase that looks great in the middle of my table. I chose purple Peeps because I like the way their color plays off of the pastel M&Ms. I stacked two double shot glasses in the middle of the vase. The bottom glass is open-side down and the top glass is open-side up. The day before Easter I will plunk a few flowers in the glass (gerber daisies maybe?) with a little bit of water.
Here is a view of the shot glass from above:
For the second piece I used two really wide mouthed ball jars (with CLEAR sides so you can see the inside!). I plunked down some green Easter grass (the shredded paper variety). I nestled a chocolate bunny in the center of the grass in each jar and then sprinkled pastel M&Ms all around it.
Even though my bunnies are a little tall and their ears stick up a bit, I LOVE the end result. These jars are adorable!
Each one took me about 5 minutes total to make. 15 minutes to add a cheery Easter-y look to the table. LOVE!
Another year I made another version of the Peeps vase – with Jelly Beans and Easter Grass instead of M&Ms! Watch the video below to see how it turned out!
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