Bunny in a Jar… AKA Easter Candy Terrarium

My favorite new Easter decoration this year is this candy scene I made inside of a Ball jar.  Or as my husband calls it, our Easter terrarium.  He has pointed out that it’s even “sustainable.”  I found the idea on Pinterest and fell in love with it because it not only appealed to my obsession with Ball jars but also reminds me of sugar eggs with tiny Easter scenes made of frosting and candy inside them that I used to have when I was little.

This jar was so easy to put together.  I got a large Ball jar with an extra wide mouth to make filling it easier.  I put a handful of green Easter grass in the bottom.  Then I tried to put in a Dove chocolate bunny.  This is where I ran into trouble.  Even though I had tried to measure visually when I bought the jar and the bunny at Target, I was horrified to realize that the Dove chocolate bunny did not fit through the mouth of the jar.  I panicked a moment until it occurred to me that the base of the bunny would be hidden in the Easter grass.  So, in a move reminiscent of Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree, I cut off the bunny’s tail, enjoyed some delicious chocolate, and put the bunny in the jar.  Best way to solve a problem ever!  I added a couple of Peeps chicks and some candy eggs.  I decorated the lid with a paper flower and spring ribbon, and it was complete!  And now we get to enjoy our “sustainable Easter terrarium” all season.

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