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DIY easter baskets + jelly bean candy bark

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These DIY Easter baskets use clay pots and are easy and fun to make! Fill your baskets with my Jelly Bean Candy Bark, a spring-inspired treat that is perfect for Easter and spring gifts!

diy easter baskets


As readers of this blog know, I love a good holiday-themed tutorial. With Easter right around the corner, using Mars & Wrigley products to inspire a DIY Easter basket and delicious Jellybean Candy Bark is the perfect way to usher in spring.

easter bark

My first project, these darling Easter baskets created out of clay pots, were inspired by some of our favorite sweet treats: Easter M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake 8oz (available exclusively at Target for a limited time), and Easter DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs.

In addition to clay pots (which you can easily find at any craft store), you’ll need various embellishments, such as glitter, tags, letter stickers, Mod Podge, and these adorable felt bunnies:

clay pot easter basket

First, I painted my clay pots. I used craft paint, but you could also spray paint them. I chose white, but any fun, spring-inspired color would work. I then used glitter and Mod Podge to add a bit of sparkle and color to the rim of each flowerpot.

clay pot easter baskets

I added my embellishments, used scrapbook paper to line the insides, and filled  them with some favorite Easter candies…

diy easter baskets

diy easter basket idea

I am thrilled with how these clay pot Easter baskets turned out! Once Easter is over, we can easily use them for a spring planting project, or even to corral art supplies in my children’s rooms.

diy easter baskets burlap and blue

burlap and blue easter

Next, I wanted to create something yummy and colorful, both for inside the Easter baskets, and to package up and hand out to teachers and friends as a small Easter gift.

jellybean easter bark

All you need to make this Jellybean Bark is Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans and/or regular Starburst Jellybeans, white candy melts, and food coloring (if desired).

jellybean bark recipe

Following package instructions on your candy melts, melt your candy, and then add 2-3 drops of food coloring per bowl. Stir well.

spring candy bark

Drop spoonfuls of your colored candy melts onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a knife or toothpick, swirl your colors together until you have the desired look. Add your Jellybeans, and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, or until hard.

spring bark recipe

Use a sharp knife to break your bark into pieces, and, if desired, package in decorative bags tied with baker’s twine…

sprint candy bark recipe

spring candy bark recipe

All of the sweet treats that inspired this post can be found at Target, including M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake, Easter DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs, Easter M&M’s Milk Chocolate, Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans, and Original Starburst Jellybeans.

mars candy products

Target has an amazing display of Easter treats, where all of these Mars/Wrigley products can be found!

Free printable art for Easter. These free Easter printables are perfect for your spring home decor!

Looking for more Easter ideas? Try these “Happy Easter” free printables!

Thanks for reading about our DIY Easter Basket and Jelly Bean Candy Bark! Have a fantastic day!



Friday 30th of March 2018

Oh boy! I know what I want to make today instead of cleaning my bathroom! Those pots are gorgeous.

Two Chicks and a Mom

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Very cute and so clever! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!


Sunday 25th of March 2018

What sweet little pots! I love the idea that they can be used beyond just Easter! So fun! Pinned and shared to our NEW Friday Frenzy Facebook Page!


Saturday 24th of March 2018

So cute - Great job and thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

kid can doodle

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

The jelly bean bark is such a great idea!