Hey, friends! I feel like it’s been a minute since I’ve shared here. Do you too? Anyway, I’ve been busy with my family, work (getting ready for Snap Conference) and just life in general. Easter has totally snuck up on me this year. How about you? We don’t do much for Easter Baskets, but we do a little, and I think I’ll be doing that on Friday and Saturday. I did put up a few Easter decorations last week, but when I was getting them all out, I realized that I need to update some, and make some new things. But, not this year…I had so many different and fun Easter ideas that I intended on sharing here, and I just haven’t gotten them put together. We’ll see how many I can get shared this week. 😉 I’m excited to share this fun Mini Chick Jar Easter Gift with you today though. This is something that I’ve been thinking about putting together ever since I created my Bunny Treat Buckets. It’s embarrassing how long it’s taken me to actually get this put together, since it is a super quick project. However, I’m excited that I got it done and to be sharing it with you today.
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Mini Chick Jar Easter Gift Supplies:
- Mini Ball Jars (I found mine at a local super market, and I’ve seen them at Walmart too)
- Yellow and Gold Cardstock
- Peanut M&M’s (it took two bags of Easter Peanut M&M’s to get enough yellow, any other Easter candy could work too)
- Yellow Twine
- Glue Dots
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Brown Ink Pad
- Design Space Cut File
For this project, I cut out my feet, beak, and head feather using my Cricut Explore Air 2. You could easily cut pieces like this by hand, but if you want to cut them with your Cricut, I share the cut file above, in the supply list. I cut the feather out of a lighter yellow cardstock and the beak and feet from a gold/darker yellow. If I did it again, I think I might use an orange for the beak and feet. It would make them easier to see.
Once you have your pieces cut, you’re ready to put them on the jar.
Using the brown ink, I inked the edges of the small pieces. (I didn’t do this at first, but you could hardly see them once the candy was in the jar. So I pulled them off and inked them and then put them back on.)
I used a mini glue dot to attach each piece to the jar.
I filled my jar with my yellow Peanut M&M’s. You could use any variety of M&M’s or you could use Mini Cadbury Eggs too.
Once you have your jar filled, use your twine and tie it around the top of the jar.
And you’re finished. If you wanted to make several of these to give as gifts, you could have them put together in no time!
Inking the edges really helps the small pieces to stand out a little bit in their sea of yellow.
Aren’t these Mini Ball Jars about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! I love them, and can’t wait to see what else I can find to do with them.
Who do you know that would enjoy a little treat like this one?
You could give them to your sisters, friends, neighbors, spouse and kids.
You really could use about any container for these, but I think the Mini Ball Jar just makes these Mini Chick Jar Easter Gift that much cuter.
I’d love it if you shared that you made a Mini Chick Jar Easter Gift yourself. Share on Instagram and tag me @thehappyscraps. If you’re looking for more fun little Easter gifts, I’ve got a few more to share. Check them out in the Easter gallery here.