Easter baskets are a staple during the holiday. While Easter represents so much more than giving and receiving gifts, it is heartwarming to give to others. There are plenty of websites that you can visit to buy Easter baskets, but you can also make your own DIY Easter baskets. Here are a few gift ideas that can turn your holiday into an unforgettable event.
Easter Takeout Boxes
One clever idea is a Chinese takeout-inspired Easter basket. This odd gift is perfect for teens or pre-teens. The first step to achieving this colorful concept on Easter baskets is buying Chinese takeout boxes from a local store. It’s important not to use leftover Chinese boxes because they aren’t very sanitary and would make the basket smell.
Next, buy fortune cookies. You can find these in stores or at Chinese restaurants. To give the basket an Easter theme, decorate the outside of the box in Easter colors. Also, dip the ends of the cookies in chocolate. You can use white chocolate and food coloring to add pink, green and orange flair to the cookies.
Twine-Wrapped Easter Basket
Want to make your Easter basket look more earthy? Wrap a bucket in twine. To do this, start wrapping the twine around the bottom of a steel bucket. You will need to use hot glue to help hold the twine in place. Make sure that you have enough twine left over to make a handle at the top of the bucket. Once finished, fill the bucket with green paper filler, and add egg-shaped candy on top. The end result is a fun Easter basket that people will be talking about all year.
Terra Cotta Chalkboard Pot
Want to write your own personal message on the Easter basket? Consider turning a cheap terra cotta pot into a chalkboard. To start this simple Easter basket trick, get a pot and chalkboard paint. This type of paint is relatively cheap and pretty easy to apply to most surfaces.
Next, spray down the terra cotta pot, and let it dry. Once finished, you can use chalk to write on the pot. You may even want to include some chalk inside the pot so that the person receiving it can write his or her own message. This is the perfect Easter basket for young kids.
Edible Easter Baskets
Sometimes the best Easter baskets are the ones that you can eat. Consider making edible Easter baskets to give kids a special treat. These are easy to make with rice cereal treats. Simply buy a large bar of rice cereal treats, or make your own. Next, form the treats into a basket by laying them over a bowl and carefully molding them around it. Sometimes this works best when you heat up the treats.
Once finished, carefully remove the bowl from the inside. You can fill the edible basket with more candy for those who have a real sweet tooth. Also, try mixing in some fun, bright sprinkles to make the basket really stand out. When your masterpiece is complete, use cellophane wrap for freshness.
Gold Easter Basket
Want to create a budget-friendly Easter basket for someone with expensive taste? Make a gold colander Easter basket. Buy a new colander, or use an old one. Next, get some metallic gold paint to spray over the colander. Fill the basket with gold paper filling and candy wrapped in gold foil. The end result is a high-class Easter basket that you can make for cheap.
Easter is a time of celebration and showing love for the people around you. Give them unique gifts this year with some of these ideas. They can turn even the most ordinary Easter baskets into special masterpieces. It’s also a great way to get the little ones excited about Easter. Just remember that kids and teens aren’t the only ones who like to receive Easter baskets. Consider making or buying some for your adult friends as well.