Think outside of the basket and use fun, more useful items as the Easter Basket to hold all of the candy and goodies. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
Easter Sunday is such a fun holiday to spend with friends and family. We have many favorite family traditions that we do to celebrate Easter. One of the most popular with my kids is finding the easter basket, candy, and eggs that are hidden on Easter morning.
Of course, we start out with the must-have candy like Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans, Skittles and Starburst Orbit Eggs, DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs and Easter M&M’s Milk Chocolate. Have you seen the M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake? Oh, they are so good!
After you have the necessities like the candy, it’s time to start thinking outside of the traditional basket. Don’t get me wrong, Easter Baskets are great if you choose to go the more traditional route, but once Easter is over, the baskets go into storage until next year and get very little use.This year, the Easter Bunny is getting a little creative turning great gifts into Easter Baskets so that the “basket” can be loved and used all year long.
When thinking of gifts that would make a great easter basket, think of a cat. If I fits, I sits.
If their favorite easter candy and goodies will fit, then why not! You can make it work.
Out of the Basket – Easter Basket Ideas
Let’s start out with a very simple so you can get the idea. I found this super cute Cowboy Hat in the Target Dollar Spot section. This cute fashion accessory will make a perfect basket!
Simply turn it upside down, fill with a good amount of Easter Grass and add all of those yummy Easter Candy favorites. Easy Peasy, right?
I have a teenage daughter that would love this next one! This round decorative bin makes a perfect jewelry organizer, and the bright blue color definitely shouts spring.
Remove the packaging that is holding all of the pieces together, and layer leaving the top compartment open. It is so fun to see all of the treats that are in each compartment. (Did I tell you how yummy those M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake are? Seriously, run!)
I’ll admit, this next idea is totally for me but this idea could easily work for a child learning to cook too! Metal Mixing Bowls are a must for every kitchen, and they make a great Easter Basket too!
Fot this basket I used the medium sized bowl. You could even include a couple cooking utensils!
The supplies for this next Easter Basket also came from the Target Dollar Spot. I love this cute little Watering Can and garden tools.
The opening of the watering can is a little bit smaller, so you can’t have a lot peeking out at the top, but you could bury some in the Easter Grass too. That would be fun!
For some reason, I always have at least one child who can’t find their lunch bag, so I love the practicality of this next idea. It’s a new lunch bag!
When the lunch box is unzipped and open, it becomes the perfect place to add some Easter Candy. Then we’ll have at least one day of knowing where it is.
See, it really is quite simple. What are some fun things you have used as an Easter Basket? Share and leave a comment below!
And let’s be friends on Pinterest so you can see all the DIY projects I’m pinning!
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