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Tomorrow is Easter!
I am very excited! I love Easter and all the joy it brings. The joyful news of Jesus and the prospect of Spring coming. Not to mention the fun of giving Easter baskets, dying eggs, and hunting for easter eggs!
I wanted to give something to a very kind neighbor of mine for Easter, but didn’t have anything planned. Going to the store for the fifth time this week did not appeal to me, so rummaged around my house to see what I could find!
Easter Basket Ideas:
Instead of buying a basket, why not make your own with stuff around the house?
- Re-use cardboard boxes and decorate with colored paper, or paint (shown above).
- Use tote bags lying around the house and stuff with tissue paper.
- Decorate your own plastic/paper bag with stickers and ribbons.
- Have any old t-shirts? Tie a knot or place a rubber band tightly around one opening to use. Tie-dye fun colors, if desired.
- Old wicker baskets make great easter baskets!
As shown above, I taped the flaps of a cardboard box to the sides. Then, I decorated plain, white paper with markers and taped it to the outside of the box. Instead of buying plastic “grass” to fill, I used recycled paper that was torn and colored.
Inexpensive Non-Edible Filling Ideas:
- Packets of seeds for a vegetable garden or flower garden.
- Gardening gloves and a shovel (I found the one in the picture for $1 each at Michael’s).
- Coloring Book, crayons, markers, and gel pens.
- Homemade Paper flowers made with recycled paper. Tutorial here. Or use the leftover egg cartons from all the dyed eggs you make.
- Homemade gifts. The are always the best in my opinion. I made a fabric flower and a lavender sachet to use for laundry.
This gardening glove and shovel was bought at Michael’s for $1 each.
Homemade Lavender sachet on left, and fabric flower on right.
Healthy Edible Gifts:
Forget the chocolate bunnies and candy, try these healthy treats!
- Tea and coffee bags
- Homemade granola (new recipe coming soon, but try this is the meantime)
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Nuts and dried fruit
- Roasted Chili Lime Nuts
- Chocolate Almond Cookie Dough Bites
- Get Up and Go Muffins (they have carrots, so make extra for the easter bunny!)
Homemade Granola, Recipe Coming Soon! I like to package my homemade goods in plastic or glass containers. Peanut Butter jars work well. Decorate with ribbons and hand-crafted labels. Marla has some cute printable labels here.
For more fun ideas, check out my Holiday Pinterest board.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What are you putting in your Easter Baskets? Or, what do you wish you will have in your Easter basket?
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