Thursday, March 17, 2016

Easter Candy Vase

I have never really decorated for Easter before. We have never been sure how long we were going to stay in one place and I didn't want to gather too many decorations I was just going to have to move. That is where this darling vase idea came from. It is really cute, perfect for Easter but it doesn't really take up much room after the holiday is over because the vases can be used for other holidays.

You will need: 
  • Two Vases, one bigger vases and one straight cylinder
  • A package of Peeps
  • Spring M&Ms 
  • Flowers

First decide on your colors. There are green, yellow, purple, pink and blue M&Ms in a pastel bag of M&Ms and the Peeps come in green, yellow, blue, purple and bright pink. I decided to go with mostly yellow and purple with a hint of pink.

Separate your M&Ms into the different colors. This was a great project for my kids. They loved helping and it made it go a lot faster. If you use all of the colors from the bag of M&Ms you will be able to use fewer bags, since I was using just a couple of colors I needed 3-4 bags.

Place your small vase inside your larger vase. Add a layer of M&Ms to the bottom and then squish your Peeps in next. Add several more layers of M&Ms, layering them in color.
Add your flowers. The layered vases allows you to use real flowers if you want, but I just think it is easier to buy a few fake flowers so I don't have to worry about it later.
I absolutely LOVE this decoration and my mom admires it every time she sees it. Adds the perfect amount of color to my dining room table.

Do you decorate for Easter?

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