Hi and welcome to a new year of Instructables.
Easter is creeping up very quickly, I decided to create a D.I.Y Easter basket made out of chocolate because In New Zealand Easter eggs are very expensive when i like to buy for my parents and brother. An Easter egg here in a pack is priced at $13 dollars NZ and i have constructed this basket to be around $10 dollars NZ which gives more chocolate.
This Instructable is a cheap gift for friends and family that you want to appreciate.
Note: I purchased everything on special, so it was cheaper. I spent $40 dollars NZ for 8 big chocolate bars, 8 Kit-Kat bars, 4 Kinder chocolate, 12 piece M&M's, 12 piece mini Mentos and a pack of Fruit Bursts. This allows me to create 4 baskets with an even amount of goodies in them :)
I hope you enjoy this Instructable :)
Step 1: Equipment
What you will need:
- 2x Chocolate bars (family size)
- 2x Kitkat bars
- 3x M&M small packets (I know these might not be available everywhere, so you put M&M's into see through bags)
- 3x small Mento's
- 1x Kinder chocolate
- 5x Fruit Bursts
- Black card or Black paper
- Tissue paper (white or Easter colors)
- If you need any clarification of chocolate please look at photo to get an idea of sizing
Please note that you are not limited to use products you can add more or less depending on everyone's health reasons.
Step 2: Process
Grab you're 2 bars of chocolate and cello-tape the flaps onto the bar, this gives the bar a clean look.
Step 3: Secure Chocolate
Add the Kit Kat's to the ends of the chocolate bar and secure with cello-tape ( see pictures for clarification), then attach the last chocolate bar and secure.
Make sure you secure very well to prevent it from moving.
Step 4: Adding the Base and Shelf Inside
Place the chocolate structure onto the piece of black card/paper and trace around it. Cut the piece of card and place on the bottom. Adjust the card to fit perfectly i had to cut the card down a bit so I could not see it when i placed the chocolate up the right way. Secure using tape
To create the little shelf inside, I cut out a rectangle and fitted it to the width of the chocolate and secured with tape. There is no correct way to create the shelf.
Tip: The reason for the shelf is to hold the lollies and extra chocolate I found that they sunk to the bottom and i couldn't see them.
Step 5: Finishing
Rip up the tissue paper and place into the basket. Add the chocolate and lollies on top of the tissue paper and try to place on shelf that you have created.
Cut a 2cm strip of black card or paper. Add a design to celebrate Easter and tape to the inside of the basket to create a handle.
Tip: Add tape on the back of the handle to give it extra strength
I hope you all enjoyed this instructable and happy creating