My favorite holiday is Easter. I love the entire season and embrace the spiritual side and much of the spring-centered traditions as well. I love putting Easter baskets together and trying to create something the kiddos will love. Back when I was a kid the fanciest baskets in the stores were simply colored wicker baskets. Today, you can get extremely ornate and expensive baskets but you will pay a pretty penny for them and by the time you fill them, that price could really set you back.
I nearly bought two pricey baskets today until I saw some very cheap apple baskets and the craft wheels started spinning. The store was running a 30% off sale on all baskets so I was able to get two large apple baskets for about $8. Then I went to work making them pretty. It was quite easy:
Embellishing an Easter Basket
- Select a cheap basket. Be sure to pick one that items can easily be glued to.
- Select items to decorate the basket. Some ideas include wood cutouts, ribbon, beads, silk flowers, bows, paints, and whatever else your child may like.
I kept my kiddos’ baskets simple because I am a simple crafter and I like to keep things easy. But this idea can be personalized and tweaked to suit your tastes and crafting level. I didn’t paint my son’s because he is quite the minimalist like me, but I think I prefer my daughter’s painted basket. It looks so bright and clean. I think my son will love the gecko, though. These baskets each cost me less than $5. I can’t wait to fill them!