6 Easter Basket Ideas That Are Easy, Fun, and Creative

Make Easter extra-special by skipping the pre-made basket and creating your own easy, unique, and personalized Easter treats.

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Turn an Egg Carton into an Easter Basket

Turn an Egg Carton into an Easter BasketCourtesy The Crafting Chicks
The Crafting Chicks offer an ingenious way to recycle egg cartons in this Easter basket idea. Pour candies straight into carton cups (opened plastic eggs contain smaller sweets) and close the lid. Kids will love opening it up to find their surprise.

Convert a Mason Jar into an Easter Basket

Convert a Mason Jar into an Easter BasketCourtesy Kellie Tate
Do like Nest of Posies and fill a mason jar with chocolate eggs, or small toys and candy. Add some fun trim and enjoy.

Turn a Wooden Box into an Easter Basket

Turn a Wooden Box into an Easter BasketCourtesy Design Mom
Celebrate spring with this garden-themed Easter basket idea from Design Mom, who painted an old wine crate and filled it with seeds, small plants, mini tools, and a few simple toys. Take the kids outdoors with their new baskets, and get planting.

Make Plastic Eggs Your Easter Basket

Make Plastic Eggs Your Easter BasketCourtesy Stephanie Morgan
If your kid would rather get crafty than eat candy, try your own version of this Easter basket idea from Modern Parents Messy Kids. Fill plastic eggs with various colored beads and string, and place inside eggs to inspire creativity.
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Make it a Breakfast Easter Basket

Make it a Breakfast Easter BasketCourtesy Scott Clark and 100 Layer Cake-let
The amazing brains over at 100 Layer Cake-let wanted to feel good about Easter sweets stashed in their kids’ baskets. The result: wholesome treats like popcorn, dried and fresh fruits, and wholegrain muffins made for a special breakfast spread that the kids could devour as soon as they woke up.

Let Grass Grow in Your Easter Basket

Let Grass Grow in Your Easter BasketCourtesy Jessica Okui
Grow your own basket greenery (instead of buying the bagged stuff) with this idea from Zakka Life. Line a basket with plastic wrap, add soil and grass seeds, and place in the sun. Wait a week, and you’ll have an all-natural Easter basket that can double as a dinner table centerpiece.

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