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.

By Alison Caporimo
Courtesy The Crafting Chicks

Turn an Egg Carton into an Easter Basket

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.

Courtesy Kellie Tate

Convert a Mason Jar into an Easter Basket

Do like Nest of Posies and fill a mason jar with chocolate eggs, or small toys and candy. Add some fun trim and enjoy.

Courtesy Design Mom

Turn a Wooden Box into an Easter Basket

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.

Courtesy Stephanie Morgan

Make Plastic Eggs Your Easter Basket

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.

Courtesy Scott Clark and 100 Layer Cake-let

Make it a Breakfast Easter Basket

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.

Courtesy Jessica Okui

Let Grass Grow in Your Easter Basket

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.