15 Fun Easter Basket Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

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

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Craft Carton

Courtesy 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. Try these other Easter basket ideas for every type of personality.

Sweet Treats

Courtesy 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. Check out this guide to having the ultimate Easter brunch.

Great Outdoors

Courtesy 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.

Egg-cellent Idea

Courtesy 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.

Breakfast Time

Courtesy 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.

Go Green

Courtesy 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.

Rain or Shine

easter-baskets-umbrella-Barb-TaftCourtesy Barb Taft Prepare your kids for spring shower by converting an umbrella into an Easter basket. Primal Dish fills the open, upside-down umbrella with crafts, books, and games.


easter-baskets-baby-Jennifer-PerkinsCourtesy Jennifer PerkinsDouble one of you kids’ Easter gifts as a basket and fill it with their other toys and goodies. Jennifer Perkins uses a toy truck, you could also use a toy shopping cart.

Flower Power

easter-baskets-terra-cotta-hostess-with-the-mostessCourtesy Hostess with the MostessDecorate flowerpots for a multifunctional and easy Easter basket. Hostess With the Mostess wraps them in fun ribbon and adds a handle and fake grass. Making a perfect way to collect eggs.

Fun in the Sun

Ways-to-Keep-Paranoia-From-Destroying-Your-RelationshipsCourtesy Down Home InspirationGet ready for summer beach days with this Easter basket idea from Down Home Inspiration. Create the base of the basket out of a folded towel and use the noodle as a handle. Fill with goggles, bathing suits, and fun water toys.

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