Thursday, March 15, 2012

Candy - All dressed up for the holiday!

When I was a child, I couldn't wait to see what candy was waiting for me in my Easter basket. Now as a grown up, I can't wait to put candy in baskets...tins...bags.... and more!

With our nice selection of alterable items at, it's fun to dress up our alterables for any holiday.

Here's a few I made for our show last weekend. These are inexpensive gift ideas that are also nice reminders of those Easter baskets from our childhood years!

You're eggs-tra special!

I filled our square tin with large white malted milk speckled eggs. They are so cute in there! I added a tag using our set, "Spring is in the Air." The bow is using our new BoatHouse Collection(TM) ribbons that match our cardstock line.

For a quick gift, fill our square tin with candy eggs and add the message,
"You're eggs-tra special" from the set, Spring is in the Air.

Eat your Beans!

Our rectangular tin makes a great container for brightly colored jelly beans! I added a tag using our bunny from "Bunny Hop" and finished it off with more Raisin Boat ribbons. The same set also has a phrase that says, "Eat your beans...jelly beans, that is!"which would be really cute on a tin of bright beans, too. See the card below for a tag idea.
Fill a rectangular tin with bright beans and add a matching tag!

"Bunny Hop" includes cute phrases to use on tags and cards!

Sweet Mini Pails for Easter

We just added these adorable pails to our store. They come in a couple of sizes. This is the smallest one at 2.75" X 2.75". It's the perfect size for a handful of candies. Here's some ideas to dress it up.

I used "Bunny Hop" for the top design and added ribbon in Sky View to finish the side.

Get the right ribbon color everytime with
BoatHouse Collection(TM) ribbons.

I added a cushion dimension to "pop" the tulip in his hand. Since the lid sits down below the pail edge, it's protected by the pail's sides.

Use Copics to color our bunny. In this example, I
color-blocked the background for interest.

Here's another pail using the colors Lemon Glaze, Sky View and Sweet Cheeks. This one is so sweet and cute. It would make a great bridal or baby shower table decoration or guest gift idea. 
Use Hershey colored eggs - they match beautifully with our
BoatHouse colored ribbons, too!

The Clear Scallop Edge Boxes make cute egg and jelly bean holders! Put the eggs or beans inside or on top for a cute gift idea.

Raisin Boat offers other ways to package candy, too, such as the purse box and the clear bottle. Browse our selection and find the right fit for you! - Smiles, Bobbi
Our clear bottles are inexpensive and pretty with
their cork tops. They have a natural organic feel to them.
Our purse boxes can be used in so many ways. Add a gift
card or a large bunny for the older kids.