I cannot lie: I had all the fun today making these Easter nests for three of my godchildren – two of them are a bit young for chocolate excess. After all, what kind of mother doesn’t want someone providing the means to create crazy sugar-ramped children over the Easter holidays? *smirks*
These nests are surprisingly easy, and remarkably inexpensive to put together. That’s because of my secret weapon: I have a 99p shop a few blocks away on Camden High Street, where I purchased my
hanging baskets nests. For 99p each – obviously. Head to the gardening section of your local discount store and rummage around – I’ve even used coir basket liners before – see here.
I couldn’t find my pliers, so I used a pair of garden secateurs to carefully bend the wire chains, so I could slip them off the baskets.
Then I filled each basket with dust-free straw from the pet shop (£3 for a bale – I used about .5% off it – hoping my friend Alex might want it for his rabbit Latrice).
Then the fun began: I used Lindt chocolate bunnies (on offer at Waitrose), foil-wrapped eggs, more bunnies, and a box of psycho fluffy chicks (just look at their expressions)
all from The 99p Shop, Cadbury’s Mini Eggs, and I may have lobbed in some mini Creme Eggs and Galaxy Caramel Eggs after I’d taken my (slightly) tasteful photos.
And there you have it: the ultimate child-pleasing, hyperactivity-guaranteed Easter Bunny Chick Nest…