Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop and Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop!!!  In this hop, we are sharing some wonderful Easter treats for the upcoming holiday!  I have a treat for you too!!!  Don't miss my giveaway at the end of this post!  You should have arrived here from Damaris' blog  If you are just joining in on the fun and would like to hop along with us, please visit Nadia's blog to start at the beginning.

My Easter treat project is these adorable bunny treat boxes which I filled with chocolate eggs.  I made them in white and brown so they look more like the Easter bunny (at least my vision of him), but any color or color combination would be cute.  My nieces and nephews are going to love these!!!  Also, I made a couple carrot-shaped boxes which I filled with jelly beans.  All bunnies need their carrots right!  :)

To make these treat boxes, I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot (3rd party software that allows you to cut fonts on your computer and SVG files (similar to Cricut cartridge paper piecings)).  The bunny treat boxes are part of the Animal Boxes and Bags SVG set available for purchase at Lettering Delights.  This set is on sale right now for only $2!!!  You can check out the entire set here.  There are lots of cute animals in this set!  The carrot boxes were a free SVG file by (this SVG file is no longer available, but I believe there are similar boxes available online).

To embellish the bunnies, I added whiskers, brads for the eyes, curled the ears, added flowers and ribbon to the "girl" bunnies, and I made them all fuzzy using flocking powder.  If you are not familiar with flocking powder, it is awesome!  All you do is apply glue all over the area you want fuzzy (I use a glue stick), then spread the flocking powder over the area until it is covered well and press it down with your fingers.  Then shake off the excess powder.  I do all of this within my glitter tray so I can reuse all of the excess powder and it makes clean-up a breeze.

I used Velcro squares to close the boxes so they are easy to open/close and to make the boxes re-useable for future treats and/or keepsakes my nieces and nephews may want to store in them.  Thanks for looking at my project! 

Now it is time to announce my GIVEAWAY!!!  I am giving away a super cute Spring/Easter embellishment kit by Creative Charms along with a bottle of purple Stickles glitter glue!!!  I thought these seemed appropriate for your Easter embellishment needs and I have these myself and love them!!!  I will be sharing a project using these embellishments soon, so stay tuned.

**To Enter my Giveaway** --- Update 4/12:  Giveaway Now CLOSED
1)  You must be a "Follower" - if you are not a follower, please choose to follow me by clicking the "follow" button on my blog sidebar.
2)  Leave a comment on this post
I will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 12th

Thanks for hopping along with us!  The next stop on the hop is Jazmin at  I have listed the entire hop line-up below in case you get lost along the way and/or started here.  Have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of the hop!!!

Easter Eggstravaganza Hop Blog List (in order):
Nadia -
Giselle -
Donna -
Yolonda -
Jennifer -
Kim -
Damaris -
Melanie - ***YOU ARE HERE***
Jazmin -
Monica -
Gabriela -
Kacee -
Darla -
Amber -
Sylvia -
Monica F-
Rebecca -
Carrie -
Patricia -                     



  1. My gosh, those treat boxes are so cute! And just perfect for easter, TFS!

  2. wow your treat boxes are soo cute. Im anew follower.

  3. Their boxes were beautiful!!

  4. I LOVE these.. sooo soooo cute :-) I am happy to be a new follower :-) thank you so much for sharing and for a chance to win :-)

    lostnwa98 at

  5. Very cute Mel! I expect one in my Easter basket better make another!

  6. OMG!! These bunnies are AWESOME! and so nicely decorated! Thanks for sharing your cute creations!

  7. Melanie, I love your treat boxes.. so stinkin' cute!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the yummy blog candy.

    x0, Damaris

  8. Love the rabbit faces!! Just makes me giggle inside. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

  9. love your bunny and carrot boxes. I am a new follower

  10. OMG! Your treat boxes turned out so cute...could you please have your Easter Bunny come to my House. LOL! TFS your wonderful talent!

  11. I am so excited to be a new follower... THese little rabbits are too cute. I really need to get busy making something fun and crafty! Thank you so mush for sharing and inspiring us on this hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  12. I love your projectas those bunny boxes are adorable as is the carrot box

  13. I'm a new follower. Super cute bunny boxes.

  14. Your bunny boxes are so cute! I love them! What a great hop this is! Lots of great ideas!

  15. Cute bunny boxes!! New follower!
    Craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  16. Adorable bunny boxes!!:)


  17. OMG these are adorable! I was planning on making treat boxes for a fabulous party we go to for Easter every year. Since I adore ALL the little sugar junkies that we've watched grow I love to give them a little something extra in a cute little box. I'm so going to do these NOW.
    I do love the brown bunnies the best!
    thanx for sharing and don't ya LOVE stickles!?

  18. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower!

  19. These guys are super cute! Love the teeth! They are a great touch. I'm a new follower.


  20. Awesome treat bags thanks for sharing them :)
    hugs Nikki I'm a new follower too

  21. very adorable!

  22. OMG! Such an adorable project! New follower!


  23. Love your bunny bags, especially the chocolate ones. Great project. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.


  24. such cute little bunnies and love that they are reusable.

  25. So glad you got your blog up. The boxes are fantactic. I am a new follower. TFS

  26. These are great!! Love the metallic in the ears! I am a follower too. :)

  27. Super cute projects! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

  28. I love your blog, I am already a follower. Your projects are super cute!!!

  29. I think the treat boxes are adorable! I just became a follower.

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  30. These are brilliant! So cute- great idea- Im a new follower and fellow hopper!

  31. Cute, cute treat boxes! I'll bet your nieces and nephews will be thrilled with them! TFS!

    I became a follower too!

    vleith @ escapees (dot) com

  32. KAndrews sent me over and I'm so glad she did! Darling treat boxes! And you've got a really lovely blog. What a great GIVE AWAY too!

  33. oops, forgot to tell you that I'm a follower

  34. Your little bunny goody bags are just the cutest!!!

  35. I love your creation!!! I'm a new follower!! Thanks for sharing!

    I'd love for you to follow me too!

    Kreative.Krystal at gmail dot com

  36. Adorable bunnies and those carrots just crack me up! Love it....been thinking about a SCAL for awhile, but haven't made the leap yet. Awesome giveaway, I just became a follower!

  37. These are so cute!


  38. I love the bunnies!! I just became a follower. Love the giveaway!

  39. Adorable! Thanks for participating in our hop! :)

  40. Very cut bunny boxes! Thanks for sharing.

    I became a follower today.
    Thanks for a chance to win too.

    rpcrafter at gmail dot com

  41. Love those treat boxes and let's go Twins!

    Sarah :)

  42. I am glad KAndrews sent us over and I just became a follower. Really cute boxes for Easter. Thanks for a shareing.

  43. Thanks! I'm always looking for new creative ideas! Thanks for sharing them!!! I'm a follower now too! Thanks K. Andrew!!!

  44. OMG Melanie, this are stinkin adorable!! Thanks for stopping at my blog. I am a follower!! I will have a blog hop on April 23 and to win a Cart I will be asking for some Kind donations for MARCH of dimes. I hope that interest people to help! =)

  45. Sooooooooo cute! Those are they funnest bunnies I've seen! I'm a new follower!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  46. So happy to find your Blog through Getting Cricky! Great bunny boxes!

  47. OMG OMG! I totally love these boxes! Thanks for being part of this blog hop :)

  48. Awesome. They are so adorable, you did a wonderful job. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win some candy.

  49. Great - these are so sweet - I'm following u back
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline