As Easter seems to be sneaking up on me this year, I had to go pretty simple on goodies for the class parties this year.
I started with teacher gifts. My kids go to a Christian school, so decorating something for the teachers with a cross should be well received. I simply sorted M&Ms by color, and put them into jars from World Market. Actually, my kids seemed fascinated with the idea, and they did most of the sorting for me. Isn’t it funny how much better they look when they’re divided by color??
I, naturally, used a little vinyl from my Silhouette cuter to embellish the tops. I ordered in a little vinyl in the appropriate colors, cut out a cross design, and stuck it to the top of each jar.
It couldn’t have been easier to make those.
Now – for the kids in the classes, I opted to put a little silhouette on a bag and fill it with candy. Nothing hard about that. I ordered in some heat transfer vinyl. It works the same way as regular vinyl, except it comes with a clear film attached to one side. This clear film acts as the transfer tape. The silhouette cuts through the vinyl, leaving the clear film attached.
I cut each rabbit out loosely – into a crooked square – and then flipped it over, vinyl side down, onto little muslin bags that I ordered at Amazon here. The only trick to working with this sort of vinyl is the needing to remember that you will be reversing your image after it is cut. As I didn’t care which way my bunny was facing, it was not a problem for me.
I ironed him down, and then removed the clear film from the top.
I actually got quite an assembly line of them going on my ironing board.
I stuffed them with candy and a little raffia. I’ll probably add a “From: ” tag before the party, but if not, I think they’re pretty cute on their own.
I hope you enjoy!