Easter baskets are family traditions. They are a fun way to get kids excited and it’s your chance to be a little creative too! But this doesn’t need to be an expensive venture. Here are a few ideas to help make a cheap, fun, and festive DIY Easter basket!
When looking for Easter baskets search garage sales and thrift stores. You should be able to find baskets for under $1.00. If you don’t have any luck there head your local dollar store. Feel free to use wicker baskets, beach sand buckets, or even a straw hat (if you do use hats then you can convert them into Easter hats with a carefully placed flower or carnation!) Remember, no one will scoff at the basket – it’s the contents that really matter!
The fillers for the Easter basket can be cheap but still fun for the kids in your family. For future Easter baskets, remember to shop for candy after Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. You will be able to purchase the candy at half price and keep it for Easter. Just keep in mind that most candy has a shelf life of 11-12 months, so don’t hang onto them too long!
Don’t be afraid to put alternatives to store-brought candy into your Easter basket. Make cookies in the shape of bunnies and other Easter shapes. Make necklaces and bracelets out of cereals like Fruit Loops or KIX. Make coupons for getting out of household chores. Give them creative items like coloring books and crayons. These can be purchased at the Dollar Store or even printed out for free from your computer. Throw in a few fun items like Playdough or sidewalk chalk. One great idea is giving your kids flower seeds that they can plant and see grow in the coming weeks (If you have teenagers perhaps you can give them movie tickets or a gas card in place of crayons!).
The possibilities are really endless. Not only will your DIY Easter basket be more custom made for your child but it will mean more to you considering the extra thought and care that you put into it! Have a great Easter!